Troop 318 - Hiking

Below are maps (some with notes) on hikes in the area.  Some of these are routes that the troop uses on our organized hikes to fill rank advancement (5-miles) or for requirements for the Hiking merit badge (10 and 20-miles).  When attending one of the troop organized hikes, be sure to print a copy of the appropriate map and bring it with you to the hike. 


There are some other suggested shorter routes that you can take to prepare for longer hikes, or for you to simply enjoy a pleasant walk.


Less than 5-Miles

Palos Park Woods (2.9)  -  Start at Forty Acre Woods (119th St, E of LaGrange)


5-Mile Hikes

Sag Valley West  -  Start at Swallow Cliff Parking Lot

Sag Valley East - Start at Swallow Cliff Parking Lot

Palos East - Start at Country Lane Woods (95th St., west of LaGrange Rd)

Red Gate Woods (5.2)  -  Red Gate Parking Lot Coordinates:  41.711636, - 87.914158

Red Gate Woods - Satellite Map and Directions 

Orland Grassland - 167th and LaGrange Road, meet in the parking lot (on 167th street look for the split rail fence on the south side of the street and sign marking the lot entrance)

10-Mile Hikes

Sag Valley Main - (Start at Forty Acre Woods) This is a little over 11 miles.

Palos Central

Palos West

Waterfall Glen  Need to take the Rocky Glen side trail to the waterfall, then back to the main trail (the main trail is only 9.6 miles)

Turtlehead Lake (Tinley Creek Area Bike Path , paved bike path)

Orland Park (Historic, Government Sections, Parks, etc., paved:  paths and sidewalks)

Pioneer Woods, Old Country Lane (Palos Forest Preserve Bike Map) Trails between 107th and Archer ave. (north & south)


20-Mile Hike

Palos Preserves 20-Mile Hike

Wolf Road Woods Trail Map, Willow Springs, IL.
Parking lot is on Wolf Road. Take 95th Street to Wolf Road follow until Wolf Road ends

20 Mile Hike Preparation



Troop 318 - hikes