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Moraine Hills State Park

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Address: 1510 S River Rd, McHenry, IL 60051-9217
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+1 815-385-1624

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Great for biking

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... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2016
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Reviewed 1 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.

Thank busy_traveler
McHenry, Illinois
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Moraine Hills State Park is a great place to get in touch with nature. Great trails, and fantastic natural area. Worth spending the time there.

Thank Mama1114
London, United Kingdom
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60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

It was forecasted for the sun to be out and it was. I thought it would be a nice jog and it was very much so. I even slept in the sun, on the grass. Only showers missed at the end.

Thank rv15243
McHenry, Illinois
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

This is a surprisingly large wooded park with walking trails (cross-country ski trails in the winter). The feature is the park building overlooking Lake Defiance. From that point trails stretch in every direction, in one case even connecting neighboring McHenry Dam State Park through an under-road viaduct.

Thank Cynthia H
McHenry, IL
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Great trails for jogging, hiking or biking at Moraine Hills. Mountain bike tires or cross over tires would be better than slick street tires, due to varied trails. Park is family friendly. Toilets, water and Picnic shelters available at different sites. Pick up a Map as you enter the park for trail distances, etc. There is an office/nature center and... More 

Thank midwestm0m
McHenry, Illinois
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5 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Miles of walking and cycling trails. Part of the park includes shelter areas and places for picnic. When it is open, the ranger station is interesting and includes a see into Bee Hive. Definitely worth a visit and dog friendly!

Thank Typhoon_elb
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016

We walk there many times throughout the summer. It is very well kept and wide walking trails so you can walk side by side. This year was just really bad for ticks. Not the norm. Hopefully, it will be better next year. Overall a really nice park.

Thank philipm728
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

This is a Beautiful and Wonderful State Park! Yes small but we love it and go every summer and fall. So many trails and a nice time to walk and talk with a loved one, a friend, or family and catch up on life. I would recommend this to all. Its Beautiful and never crowded!!!!!

Thank Susan B
McHenry, Illinois
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

We run here often because their are so many different paths and distances you can go. Great in the winter time for sledding and cross country skiing, even running when the path only has a little snow on it is fun.

Thank TKpolo21
Fox Lake, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

We were there today on two mile hike with our beagle. Breathtaking views and Autumn colors. Waterfowl in abundance. The dam is surely a highlight of the park.

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