Morton Arboretum and Big Rock Trail

EASY 13 reviews

Morton Arboretum and Big Rock Trail is a 6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lisle, IL that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

6.0 miles 242 feet Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

road biking

walking

forest

river

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Morton Arboretum East Hike is a 5 mile loop trail located near Lisle, Illinois. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking.

Wonderful place to walk. Trails well maintained. Plenty of wildlife and fauna to enjoy.

4 days ago

Very amazing staff. Wonderful display of trees and rate flora and fauna.

hiking
16 days ago

trail running
1 year ago

Even though all the signs on the trail say that no runners are allowed, do it anyway! It was a great trail run on nice trails. Very easy with nature all around you. You are required to pay $14 if you are not a member, but to us it was worth it.

hiking
2 years ago

Nice Hike. Easy and doesn't take too long to complete. The Track is well maintained, though I wish there wasn't so much noice from the traffic.

hiking
2 years ago

Amazing escape from reality. Even with it's close proximity to 88 it is a tranquil and serene environment filled with well kept trails and scenery.

hiking
2 years ago

My favorite place in Illinois. I can't believe that I haven't heard of it before. So much variety and well kept. Will definitely try to go back every season.

hiking
3 years ago

My favorite place to go in Illinois. Always worth the price

hiking
4 years ago

I have hiked this trail many times in all seasons. I discover something new and amazing every time. The Arboretum is a tranquil slice of paradise. On the far east side of the hike you forget you are in a vast metropolitan area.

hiking
4 years ago

ther was great places to take pictures and it was beutiful

walking
4 years ago

Gorgeous all year but especially in the fall. Mostly trees and a few flowers along with some prairie flora. A few ducks, geese, some rabbits, and various birds make up the fauna. Not too expensive to get in and well worth it. Great for families!

hiking
4 years ago

If you have your camera with you, the West Trail offers better scenic views than the East Trail. Not many animals or flowers, tons of trees. We will definitely do it again in October. With so many gorgeous trees, I can't wait to see the fall colors.
Bring a water bottle with you. Once there, water it is only available at the visitor center, and a 250ml bottle costs $4.00.

fly fishing
4 years ago

Always a beautiful hike. Love the pine grove.