Oldfield Oaks is a 1.7 mile loop trail located near Downers Grove, Illinois that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
cross country skiing
Two miles of looped limestone footpaths meander through mature oak woodlands and open prairies, the perfect setting to see coyotes, foxes, and a variety of nesting and migratory birds. Horse traffic is not allowed at Oldfield Oaks. Oldfield Oaks is an excellent example of an intact, mature oak woodland, natural wetland, and restored prairie. With this diverse mix of ecosystems, the preserve is home to a variety of wildlife, from foxes to great horned owls to western chorus frogs. Wildlife conservation activities such as amphibian monitoring and bird counts take place at the preserve.
Love this trail! Only complaint is the western edge is close to the road and you get a lot of traffic noise. Lots of wildlife to see which is my favorite part of hiking. Bring bug spray.
By far the biggest plus is that is doesn't get crowded. the trail and views are nice. It is not marked the best though. Had to check the gps on my phone once for this short trail.
Easy, calm trail
Calm, serene, easy trail.