Mallard Lake Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near West Chicago, IL that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October.
Short, but cool trail and beautiful area! You cross the lake at 2 bridges and across the island. Was there mid-day on a Thursday - plenty of people (bike/walk/run/walking dogs/fishing) there is a boat ramp, but there was a box for ramp fees. Caught bluegill, small perch and bass. Saw red-tailed hawk and Caspian Tern. :)