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Linne Woods to Bunker Hill - Paddle Illinois Water Trails

Linne Woods to Bunker Hill

  • Skill Level:Beginner to Intermediate (depending on water level & obstructions)
  • Trail Length:4.4 miles
  • Waterway Trail:Chicago River Water Trails
Beginner, Chicago River Water Trails, Short Trips

Linne Woods to Bunker Hill

Directions: Enter Linne Woods Forest Preserve on the north side of Dempster Road. (Route 58) 0.2 miles east of Lehigh Ave. in Morton Grove. Park near the shelter on the west side of the parking lot. The put-in is by the outfall behind the shelter.

Notes: Just downstream of the Howard St. Bridge is a small sheet piling dam. Portage is accessible on the right when the dam is visible. The North Branch is thickly forested through the next few miles of industrial & residential areas before entering Bunker Hill Forest Preserve.

On 7/22/2020 a paddler reported many impassible obstructions and difficult portages on this trip.

The take-out is on river left either upstream or downstream of the first footbridge.

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