I hope this is the correct forum for this thread:
I'm looking to take some friends on a hike and overnight camp in September. These friends are typical, "everything-including-the-kitchen-sink car campers, and I'd like to nudge them (and myself) more into Hiking.
But I'm having trouble finding any good hike to camp site locations in Northern Illinois. And these trails all seem to be 3 miles tops!
I'm in the western suburbs, not far from Naperville. I'd like something less than 2 hours drive, with a great 3-6 mile hike, and easy camping (by easy camping I mean not having to jump through a bunch of hoops or restrictions to camp).