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Join the GO Gurnee Walking Club at Lake Carina Forest Preserve. (33319 Milwaukee Avenue in Gurnee)

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Directions/Walk Details: 1-mile hard packed loop around a lake. Mostly flat except for a slight hill getting from the parking lot to the trail. On the East side of Milwaukee Avenue between the tollway and Gages Lake Road. Pets allowed. Limited parking so if you can carpool, please do.

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Join the GO Gurnee Walking Club at Gowe Park / Des Plaines River Trail (4621 McClure Avenue in Gurnee.) 

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Directions/Walk Details: This trail is an access point to the Des Plaines River Trail. It is packed gravel. Mostly flat. We’ll be heading SOUTH on the Des Plaines River Trail. To Washington Street and back will be 2.5 miles. To Route 120 and back is 4 miles. Gowe Park is located behind Warren Township High School (O’Plaine Campus). Follow the access road (McClure Avenue) between the school and Grand Avenue towards the river. No restrooms. Pets allowed.

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Join the GO Gurnee Walking Club at Fire Station #2 Bike Path. (6581 Dada Drive in Gurnee.)

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Directions/Walk Details: This is near the Gurnee Jewel. Park in the EAST lot of the fire station. The bike path is behind the station. We’ll walk WEST along the path for roughly 1.5 miles and then turn around. Crushed gravel. Pets allowed. No restrooms.

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Join the GO Gurnee Walking Club at Raven Glen WEST Forest Preserve (Route 173 in Antioch)

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Directions/Walk Details: This is NOT the same Raven Glen that we usually walk. This one is accessed about a mile WEST of Route 45 on Route 173. Pretend you are heading towards the Walmart in Antioch, this preserve will be on the left just past the light at Savage Road and before Deep Lake Road. 4-mile round trip gravel trail. Mostly flat. Minimal shade. Pets allowed. Limited parking so if you can car pool, please do. 

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Join the GO Gurnee Walking Club at Mother Rudd / Des Plaines River Trail (4690 Old Grand Avenue)  

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Directions/Walk Details: This trail is an access point to the Des Plaines River Trail. It is packed gravel. Mostly flat. We’ll be heading NORTH on the Des Plaines River Trail. To the Kilbourne Road and back will be 2 miles. Of course, you can continue further North to the 2nd bridge and make it a 4-mile round trip. Feeling really adventures, to the fishing pond and back is 6 miles. No restrooms. Pets allowed. 

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Join the GO Gurnee Walking Club at Ray Lake Forest Preserve (23275 W. Erhart Road in Mundelein)

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Directions/Walk Details: . This is a 2.3-mile loop circling a lake. Crushed rock path and mostly flat. It is near Route 60 & Freemont Center Road (think the Target in Mundelein). GPS will be helpful but here are rough directions from Gurnee. Take Route 45 South to Peterson Road. Right on Peterson all the way to the end. Left on Route 60. Quick right on Freemont Center Road. Quick right on Erhart Road then look for the forest preserve about a mile down the road on the left. The entrance is marked by a giant Black Angus cow. Pets allowed.

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Join the GO Gurnee Walking Club at Des Plaines River Trail! (Meet at Adler Park Disc Golf Course / Toboggan Run.)

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Directions/Walk Details: Take Milwaukee Avenue South to the traffic light at the Libertyville Fire Station, turn left into the Adler Park. The Adler Park Disc Golf Course / Toboggan Run is BEHIND the municipal pool so just keep driving around (even PAST THE PLAYGROUND). This trail is an access point to the Des Plaines River Trail. It is packed gravel. The beginning and end of the walk will be a decent size hill, after that, it will be mostly flat. Pets allowed. We’ll walk South for 20 or so minutes and then will turn around and head back to the parking lot. If we go to Oak Spring Road & back, it will be roughly a 3-mile trip. On the return trip if you hit Route 137 (or Gurnee), you went too far. 

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Join the GO Gurnee Walking Club at Prairie Crossing Subdivision (960 Harris Road in Grayslake)!

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Directions/Walk Details: Crushed gravel trail with some hills. Pets welcome. We’ll have 2 trail options. One is 3 miles and goes around the entire perimeter of the property. The other cuts that roughly in half so about 1.5 miles. We’ll meet in the parking lot off of Route 137 just West of Route 45, it is kind a mini-mall. If possible, park BEHIND the businesses so that their clients can park in front of the businesses.

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Join the GO Gurnee Walking Club at Swanson & Trigg Conservation Area Trail.  We will meet at University Park (3858 University Avenue) in Gurnee

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Directions/Walk Details: University Park has 2 parking lots. The main is on University and the other is on Ellis with overflow on the street. Partial gravel trail & partially paved paths. No restrooms. Part is shaded. We have a .8-mile loop and another 1.74-mile loop for a nice 2.5-mile walk. Pets allowed. Costumes optional.

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Join the GO Gurnee Walking Club at Bonner Farm (201 Country Place in Lindenhurst.) 

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Directions/Walk Details: This is off of Sand Lake Road just West of Route 45. We’ll be walking North on the Millennium Trail into the back entrance of McDonald Woods Forest Preserve. I have a 1-, 2-, and 3-mile walk planned. The longest walk will have two fairly steep hills (down into a ravine and back up again). It is an absolutely beautiful path down there but somewhat challenging. The 2-mile route skips the ravine. Paved, crushed gravel, and woodchips. Mostly flat. Pets allowed. Restrooms available.

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