Spring Hiking and Biking Trips: Tuesdays,Wednesdays & Thursdays

Cost: $20 per trip, 10am-noon; Starved Rock/Mathiessen: $35 each trip, 10am-4pm
Newbies: Your first hike is free!

  • Revel in 20 hikes in 9 of Northern Illinois' prettiest "wild places"
  • Refresh your spirit and body with wildflowers & sunshine, exercise & fun, friends & discovery! First-time hikers: Register for a free hike!
  • Join us for as many hikes as you like
  • Learn more about nature

Check out the itinerary to see the exact places we will visit.



Kick up your heels!

  • Times noted are for our hikes - not travel. We leave promptly at 10 am; arrive 10 minutes early so you’re ready to go and don’t miss us. Return times are approximate, depending on our pace & trails.
  • Driving: After you sign up, we’ll e-mail you directions, along with follow hikers’ names/contact info, so you can carpool If you use GPS, be sure to reference it against our driving directions; there are various forest preserve entrances, and GPS sometimes leads women astray. Weather: We have fun in all kinds of weather, so we rarely postpone. If we do cancel, we’ll email you by 8am that day.
  • Bring/wear: Bring water, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera/phone, hiking stick, rainwear and a sack lunch if you have time to join us for our after-hike picnics. Dress in layers and for comfort. Wear broken-in walking shoes/hiking boots, with sock liners under Smart Wool hiking socks.
  • No-phone zone & quiet time: To fully savor the outdoor serenity, we silence our phones and keep conversations positive.
  • In addition to enjoying exercise, beauty and camaraderie, you’ll learn about animals, birds, fish, plants and trees. We’ll also introduce you to heralded -- and unheralded -- women who have made a difference to our lives and world.

First Hike Registration

First Timers: Your first hike is free! Register for your free hike here!

Register Online

For information about our next session or for more information about these day trips, send us an e-mail at TrailboundTrips@gmail.com or call 847-707-9377.

Happy trails!