Very peaceful.

nice dense woods with lots of Wildlife

We did the blue loop trail. Not great if you're trying to take an interesting hike.

Nice for biking, horseback riding or jogging.

Pretty dull and entirely exposed to the sun the entire loop except for a few small areas.

Would not hike it again.

Absolutely love this trail as a beginner runner

Great early morning hike. I left the parking lot of the Travel America and had a great 5-6 mile hike doing the blue loop. Deer, rabbits and walkers with dogs. Very easy, well marked packed gravel, car width path for the part I did. Thanks for setting this aside in the 60s. A much needed break for me!!

Beautiful scenery but not very challenging. There is little to no elevation change. The paths are wide and well groomed. Great for seeing wetlands wildlife or for doing an easy hike.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

beautiful and I'm so excited to always see new forest preserves being added to the system

Nice trail, pretty trees, lovely meadows.
Watch out for road apples!

About a 1.5 mile hike to the north entrance from the truck stop. Followed the river around the east side of the lake. Over cast breezy afternoon. Saw horse tracks a me cyclers and a few joggers. Nice families and friendly fishermen.
I saw a couple of families of geese with their new young.
On the northwest side of the lake were two beaver lodges which were occupied.
Overall it was a nice nearby hike that ended up being about eight miles round trip. Quite a few more in the area I'd like to try next.

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

beautiful but just too many bikers ruined it for me. maybe you have to go early super early morning