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Moraine Hills State Park

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Address: 1510 S River Rd, McHenry, IL 60051
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+1 815-385-1624

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Great trails for biking and walking

This park has great trails for walking and bike riding. We got every year and cross on the path to go by the dam. It's very scenic. If you cross by the dam and go on that section... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 January 2017
Carolyn K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

This park has great trails for walking and bike riding. We got every year and cross on the path to go by the dam. It's very scenic. If you cross by the dam and go on that section of trails there are a lot of turtles. If you go in the Spring be careful of baby deer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Fun for walking, running, roller blading, biking, picnics, family parties and all activities! Whether it's winter or summer and is pet friendly

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Thank Kimmy C
McHenry, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Moraine Hills State Park has marked trails, picnic areas, plenty of parking, ponds. The trails are different lengths with easy walking or biking. You can sometimes see wildlife. There are plenty of birds. Trails and underbrush are well tended.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Took a walk around the yellow loop near the dam. Probably saw about 40 turtles during the walk. That was good to see.

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Thank JungleBoswick
McHenry, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

My husband and I love to go fishing and have a pic nik there, it's so peaceful and relaxing, we try to get out twice a month to fish together, due to our bust schedules.

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Thank Georgann S
Illinois City, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I walk here daily except during hunting season with our two dogs. There are a variety of trails and it is seldom crowded. Doggy waste bags are provided. Naturally you want to wear insect repellent since it is outdoors. As a female I would only walk by myself here if I had one of the dogs with... More 

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McHenry, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

I live just down the road from here and visit it a few times a week to walk my dog. It's a great place for a leisurely stroll, a run, a bike ride, an afternoon picnic. I have even held a few on my Childs birthday parties there. You can reserve an area that is covered and has a grill... More 

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Thank SherrnJane
McHenry, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I love the trails at Moraine Hills! I have been walking these trails for about 20 years. They are my favorite in the area. It is so beautiful to walk during all seasons but especially during fall. I love training for half marathons here but also love taking leisurely strolls here after dinner with our family and friends.

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Thank Carrie H
Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

What a great place! I started out hiking (which I love) but ended up strolling because it's just so darn pretty! It's huge so you have a lot of trails/paths to choose from and beautiful natural areas. There are picnic tables throughout, at the pull in parking lots. Even with many families grilling and hanging out it was still serene.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

The biking here can be challenging. The clearly marked one way trails are a combination of pavement on hills and crushed gravel on flats. There are a lot of hills along the trails, so get ready to use all your gears, but all hills are graded for exciting climbs and descents.

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