Quiet walk on Saturday afternoon. The only bummer was having to walk to light to cross over and then retrace back to trail
One of my favorite Lake County Forest Preserves! Lots of trails and love hiking along the river, where I frequently see deer and beavers. So cool to see the deer swim in the river. Love the different nature smells along the river with the wildflowers and trees. After heavy rains, the river trail can get quite muddy and even close at times due to flooding much of the entire river bank, but there are plenty of other trails to hike here. Bring and use bug spray, if hiking in the more wooded trails, as they are frequently buggy.
Great trail. Been riding it for 20 plus years. Indirectly connects to the north shore bike path in libertyville and the Kenosha bike path off of Russell road at the north end
I enjoy biking on this wide trail. For running, I prefer single track and more hills.
Starting at Old School Rd.in Libertyville and ending at Old Half Day Rd., have breakfast or lunch depending when you start at Egg Harbor in Lincolnshire. Then take the trek back to Old School. Can be busy depending on the day. Of course, weekends are busy with runner, bikers and hikers. Still beautiful hike among the forest, wildflowers, ferns, and deer sightings. During spring, the river may be too high and block access under Route 60 / Townline Rd. If your adventurous you can carry bike across the water or scurry over rocks close under the overpass. Level gravel surface, some slight downhill, nothing a beginner couldn't handle. Have ridden my bike and that is as much fun as hiking. Easy rider!
Rode about half of this trail and will be back to complete. Very nice, mostly unpaved