Volo Bog Interpretive Trail

MODERATE 10 reviews

Volo Bog Interpretive Trail is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Ingleside, IL that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until October.

3.8 miles 158 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

snow

Volo Bog State Natural Area 3.0 miles 2/21/12 Tamarack View Trail Nice visitors center with info on the bog...

hiking
1 month ago

Such a neat place! You have a choice between a mini boardwalk trail around the bog or several longer trails you could spend hours on if you choose. Plenty of animals and woods to see!

hiking
2 months ago

birding
2 months ago

Very cool place. Saw lots of hummingbirds which made the hike that much better.

hiking
4 months ago

I've been to the Volo Bog many times, but this was my first time doing the longer trail. I hope to do this hike again when the flys are not so bad and I can enjoy it more. They were HORRIBLE. 7/18/2016

walking
2 years ago

The whole trail was great, but I loved the boardwalk!

hiking
3 years ago

I love this trail. It is short but has a nice boardwalk. Great for bird watching.

hiking
4 years ago

Great place for birding and observing butterflies and other wildlife. Can't wait to make it back!

hiking
5 years ago

So far I have only manged to get out here in semi decent weather - it is still a great place considering how close it is to the city so I can go for a day hike. There is a super quick , I think it is like a half mile boardwalk on the water and then you can go all the way around the bog and look at different animals, plants, etc

hiking
6 years ago

I've done this loop many times, and it used to be my favorite jog. It's most enjoyable during the spring and fall, during the summer (because it is a bog) the mosquitoes can get very aggressive, but a good repellent goes a long way. It's a fairly easy trail, but part of it is on a boardwalk/alligator walk which can be a bit unsteady. It's a very diverse trail and goes through prairie, wooded area, and lovely meadows. It also has a nice overlook built in an out-of-the way spot.