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Chicago residents grab your boots and get outside! Using clear and entertaining narrative, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Chicago eliminates doubts about where to hike and what to expect when you get to the trailhead. To locate and assess the best hikes within a 60-mile radius of the Chicago area, this guide is indispensable.
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Chicago blows the lid off the myth that you can't have a great trek close to home. The Windy City may be an ever-expanding metropolis, but there are still plenty of thrilling hiking options. Choose among short and long hikes, hikes for children, hikes for dogs, hikes for birding, for wildflowers and for waterfalls, historic and scenic hikes, and many others.
" Trail Descriptions allow you to assess each trail before you hike it.
" GPS-based Trail Maps provide you with accurate trail information.
" Elevation Profiles help you visualize each trail's altitude gains and losses.
" Detailed directions lead you to the trailheads.
Whether you live in Chicago, Aurora, Joliet, or Elgin, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Chicago provides you with the information you need to choose the perfect day hike in your area, including trail lengths, hiking times, and trail difficulty. So lace up those boots, sling that daypack, and hit the trail!