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Illinois - Des Plaines River Trail

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Mary Bonsall!
The first 10 members to arrive will receive special Girls Who Hike giveaways!
This is going to be an easy stroll for a hump day sunset walk! It is very close to Chicago and right next to Ohare so it should be easy for anyone in the metro area to get to!


Trail Rating: This is a green hike
Des Plaines River Trail. We will meet at the Robinson Woods Parking Lot off Lawerence Ae. 6:30pm and hike about an hour North and then turn around and head back.
Date: July 25th
Time: 6:30 PM
Distance: 4+ Miles (depending on pace)
Location: Des Plaines River Trail - Robinson Woods parking lot
Dogs: Yes
Permits / Passes: none needed
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/illinois/des-plaines-river-trail--2
Kids Yes but let me know ahead of time so I can gauge our speed. 
Men: No


***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

To complete this hike, I highly recommend bringing snacks, at least 2 L of water, and your 10 essentials. Being an evening hike definitely bring plenty of bug spray! If you are bringing kids or dogs please bring enough snacks/water for them as well. Dogs must be leashed and friendly with other dogs/kids. 

This is a fairly easy and super fun hike! We will just be taking our time and enjoying a light evening walk to break up the work week!

This hike is open to hikers of all skill levels. We’ll be hiking as a group, and nobody will be left behind or forgotten. please be sure to ask any questions you may have in advanced! 

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and I'll update the event description if anything changes!