Hike With Your Dog

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National Parks With Hiking

There are no national parks with hiking in Illinois.
Links to National Forests With Hiking
Shawnee National Forest

Midewin National Grassland

State Parks With Hiking
Illinois State Parks
Dogs are welcome in most Illinois state parks except in campground cabins. Dogs are not permitted on the trails in Beall Woods State Park.

Apple River Canyon State Park APPLE.HTM 

Argyle Lake State ParkARGYLE.HTM 

Beaver Dam State Park

Big River State ForestBIGRIVER.HTM 

Castle Rock State Park

Cave-in-Rock State ParkCAVEROCK.HTM 

Chain O'Lakes State ParkCHAINO.HTM

Clinton Lake State Recreation Area 

Coffeen Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area

Crawford County Conservation Area

Dixon Springs State ParkDIXON.HTM 

Donnelley/Depue State Fish and Wildlife Area

Eagle Creek State Park 

Edward R. Madigan State Park EDMAD.HTM 

Eldon HazletState Park

Ferne Clyffe State Park

Fort Massac State Park

Fox Ridge State Park 

Franklin Creek State ParkFRANKLIN.HTM 

Giant City State Park

Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area

Hamilton County Conservation AreaHAMILTON.HTM 

Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park HENNPIN.HTM 

Hidden Springs State Forest 

Horseshoe Lake State ParkHORSESP.HTM 

Illini State Park

Illinois and Michigan Canal

Illinois Beach State ParkILBEACH.HTM 

Iroquois County State Fish and Wildlife Area 

Johnson-Sauk Trail State Park JOHNSON.HTM 

Jubilee College State ParkJUBILEE.HTM 

Kankakee River State ParkKANKAKEE.HTM 

Kaskaskia River State Fish & Wildlife Area

Kickapoo State Park 

Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Park LEAQUANA.HTM 

Lake Murphysboro State Park MURPHYSB.HTM 

Lincoln Trail Homestead State Memorial 

Lincoln Trail State Park 

Marshall State Fish and Wildlife Area

Matthiessen State Park

Mermet Lake Conservation Area MERMET.HTM 

Mississippi Palisades State Park PALISADE.HTM 

Moraine Hills State ParkMORHILLS.HTM 

Moraine View State Park 

Morrison-Rockwood State Park MORRISON.HTM 

Nauvoo State Park

Newton Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area

Pere Marquette State ParkPEREMARQ.HTM 

Pyramid State Park

Randolph County State Fish and Wildlife Area

Red Hills State Park

Rock Cut State ParkROCKCUT.HTM 

Rock Island Trail State ParkROCKISLE.HTM 

Saline County State Fish & Wildlife Area

Sam Dale Lake Conservation AreaSAMDALE.HTM 

Sam Parr State Park

Sand Ridge State Forest

Sangchris Lake State ParkSANGCH.HTM 

 Shabbona Lake State ParkSHABBONA.HTM

Shelbyville State Fish and Wildlife Area

Siloam Springs State ParkSILOAMSP.HTM 

Silver Springs State ParkSILVERSP.HTM 

Spitler Woods State Natural Area SPITLER.HTM 

Spring Lake Fish & Wildlife Area SPL.HTM 

Starved Rock State Park

Stephen A. Forbes State Park STEPHEN.HTM 

Trail of Tears State ForestTRLTEARS.HTM 

Walnut Point State ParkWALNUTPT.HTM 

Washington County Conservation AreaWASHCO.HTM 

Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park WAYNE.HTM 

Weinberg-King State ParkWEINBERG.HTM 

Weldon Springs State ParkWELDONRA.HTM 

White Pines Forest State Park WHITEPNS.HTM 


Share A Favorite Hike With Your Dog In Illinois

Your Dog's Favorite Hikes In Illinois


Submitted by Heather
While it may not be the ocean, Lake Michigan is a beautiful. My Lab, Wyatt, enjoys going to the beach in Evanston, IL, (first suburb north of Chicago) that is exclusively for dogs. It is well maintained, extremely large, and is full of friendly canines and their friendly owners. I highly recommend it!

Submitted by Marta
Just a note to let you know that the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie (not Grassland) now has about 13 miles of interim trails and is currently allowing dogs on leash on the trails. We do have a lot of habitat for sensitive species of grassland birds, who nest on the ground, so dogs are more restricted here than elsewhere, but are still welcome. Our website is www.fs.fed.us/mntp/
Also, I take my own dog to the Hammel Woods dog park operated by the Forest Preserve District of Will County -- he can run free with other dogs and he loves it!

Submitted by?

A picnic area with tables and an outdoor privy is conveniently located adjacent to the visitor center parking lot. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own grill for cooking or use one of two near the picnic shelter. Ground fires and alcohol are strictly prohibited anywhere in the park. All park visitors are asked to do their part in safeguarding our environment by utilizing the available aluminum recycling containers. Pets are allowed in this area only. All other areas of Volo Bog State Natural Area are restricted from pets.

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