Pioneer Woods

snow on the trees in Pioneer Woods
Photo by Phyllis Cherny.

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Location & Things to Do

Pioneer Woods

Entrance

107th St, east of S Willow Springs Rd/Flavin Rd
Cook County, IL 60480
(near Willow Springs)

Hours

Year-round: Sunrise to Sunset

Closures & Alerts


Trails

Palos Trail System

The extensive and varied Palos Trail System winds through rolling hills and deep ravines, providing beautiful views of the surrounding landscapes.

Location: Hickory Hills, Justice, Palos Hills & Willow Springs

Surface

Unpaved

Estimated Total Length

42.1 miles

Hours

Year-round: Sunrise to Sunset

Closures & Alerts

*Please be a courteous trail user: Follow posted signs and our trail rules and etiquette.

Volunteer Opportunities

Take a few steps into Pioneer Woods on one of the numerous trails and you’re into the hilly terrain and woodlands typical of the Palos Preserves. Restoration activities focus on the removal of invasive plants species like honeysuckle and barberry. Collection and distribution of seeds may also be done in season. Main tools used are loppers and hand saws. Weather permitting, volunteers may build and burn brush piles.