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Forest Trails Hiking Club
The Chicago Area's Premier Hiking Club
- Since 1942 -

May 13
(Saturday)
North Kettle Morain State Forest (25 mi.)
7:00 AM Early Start   See Schedule ** Notify Leader if coming!
May 21
Indiana Dunes State Park  (10 mi.)
May 27 &
28
Door County Wisconsin - Hiking Weekend
Sat: Peninsula State Park Fish Creek  1:00 PM  (10-12 Mi.)
Sun: Newport State Park Ellison Bay 9:30 AM  (12-14 mi.)
June 4
Des Plaines River North (Adler Park) ( 8-10 mi.)
June 11
Milwaukee Lakefront - Sheridan  Grant Parks (11 mi.)
June 18
Moraine Hills State Park  (10 mi.)
June 25
Potawatomi Woods - Des Plaines River Tr.  (10-12 mi.)
July 2
Tinley Creek/Camp Sullivan  (12.5 mi.)
July 9
Des Plaines River South (River Trail Nature Cntr) (8-10 mi.)
July 16
Note:
Change!
Hike Changed due to flooding. It will now be on the
Green Bay Trail with a later 10:00 AM. Start 
(Originally was scheduled for the Potawatami
Woods/DesPlaines River Trail - Email with more info was
sent to members)
July 23
Chain O'Lakes State Park (10-12 mi.)
July 30
LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve  (10 mi.)
Aug. 6
Chicago Lake Front/Lincoln Park  (8-10 mi.)
Aug. 13
Deer Grove Forest Preserve  (10 mi.)
Picnic after the hike
Aug. 20
Franklin Creek - Franklin Grove, IL  (12 mi.)
Aug. 26
(Saturday)
Lake Geneva - Shore Path around lake - WI   (21.4 mi.)
Saturday Hike - Early Start
Sept. 3
Lowden Miller State Forest  (10 mi.)
Sept. 10
Half Day F.P. & Capt. Daniel Wright Woods  (11 mi.)
Sept. 17
Indiana Dunes - Chesterton, IN  (11 mi.)
Sept. 24
Warren Dunes State Park - MI   (9 mi.)
Sept. 30
& Oct. 1
(Weekend)
Michigan Hiking Weekend  (Upper Peninsula)
Porcupine Mountain Wilderness S.P. (On Lake Superior)
  Sat.- Little Carp River Tr. & Presque Isle etc. (14 mi.)
  Sun. - Lake of the Clouds, Mirror Lake & more (12 mi.)
Oct. 1
(Alternate)
Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center  (12 mi.)
(Alternate local hike for those who can't make the Porcupine Mt. trip.)
Oct. 8
Starved Rock State Park  (11-14 mi.)
Oct. 14
    & 15
(Weekend)
Hiking Weekend  (Hike both days or just in IL on Sunday)
  Sat.- Yellowstone Lake State Park-WI (10 mi.) 1 PM start
  Sun.- Sugar River Forest Preserve - IL  (10 mi.)
Oct.
21 & 22
(Weekend)
Wisconsin Hiking Weekend - Dells/Baraboo area
Sat.- Mirror Lake State Park (12 mi.) 12 Noon start
Sun.- Devil's Lake State Park  (10 mi.)  9 AM start
Oct. 29
Danada/Herrick Lake Forest Preserves (8-10 mi.)
Nov.
5 & 6
Indiana Hiking Weekend
Sat.- Turkey Run State Park (12 mi.) 11 AM Eastern - start
Sun.- Shades State Park  (10 mi.)  9 AM Eastern - start




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Hike List         Summer - Fall        2017

          This is a list of our planned hikes for the current season.
Complete information about these hikes is available on our detailed hike schedule which is sent to members.  Newcomers see the "Request a Schedule" page.    
All hikes are on Sundays unless otherwise indicated.