After a successful walk earlier in the week chosen from the book 60 Hikes within 60 Miles-Chicago by Ted Villaire, I was ready to try another of the suggested trails.
Since it was a sunny, warm, and humid afternoon, I tried to pick something with shade. This may be my favorite thing about this book–it gives an “exposure” listing, ranging from mostly shaded to completely exposed.
We headed to Joliet, Illinois, to the Pilcher Park Nature Center. We chose the Green Bluff Trail, a hilly wooded trail. We started on asphalt, but the trail soon turned to gravel. At its highest, heavily wooded point, the trail was barely a foot wide. We really enjoyed this shady hike!