July Hikes: 3.75 to 6.5 miles, 500 to 1,750 feet gain

Field trip: GoHike: Beginner Hiking Course

July Hikes: 3.75 to 6.5 miles, 500 to 1,750 feet gain - Lookout Mountain Forest Preserve

This hike may count toward your monthly required GoHike course July hike.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,300 ft
  • Pace: 1.75-2.0mph
Please arrive early and be geared up and ready to hike at 8:30AM. There is a bathroom with running water at the trailhead. No parking pass is needed.  
Directions to trailhead on WTA website link above are accurate.   Carpool/carovan details in the hello hiker

We will hike a seven-ish mile loop with approximately 1,300 feet of elevation gain. We expect that we will travel loosely as a group, with an average pace of 1.75-2.0mph. Slower going up and a bit faster on the flats. We will stop at all intersections and for snack breaks, as needed. We are not planning a lunch break on the trail. Instead, we will have an optional late lunch in Bow Edison. More information in the hello hiker.  The trail has a soft tread, very few roots and rocks. We will hike to a waterfall and then up to the ridge, where we will hike in a mossy, green laden forest.  


Lookout Mountain Forest Preserve

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Your leader will send out a Hello Hiker email prior to the hike with details on the hike, as well as recommended and required equipment.

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