kid friendly



wild flowers


trail running

nature trips

dogs on leash



mountain biking

road biking


cross country skiing


horseback riding


wheelchair friendly


dog friendly



scenic driving


no dogs

rock climbing

whitewater kayaking

fly fishing


trail locations for Illinois

This trail runs perpendicular to several main roads in the area so you'll have to cross traffic every mile or so, but the in between parts are lovely. There's a stream near part of it, bridges and the back of houses. You'll meet people walking their dogs and biking on here often.

Nice little trail. The longest trail is NOT a loop, it is a there and back trail for a total of about 6 miles. The check in location is the nature center (if you want to check in on the app). The trail is crushed limestone/dirt with bits of it paved at crossings. There are mosquitoes due to the water in the area. There are a few horse properties in the area that you can see from the trail but you have to look for them. There is a rustic campground with nice pit potties and there are also several trails that do loop off the main trail.

Very scenic trail, great for young hikers. Trail is wide and well marked. The boardwalk in to the trees is well worth the hike.

This is my family's go to get out of the house for a quick hike trail. It is a good little hike for a family with lots of areas to explore of the main trail. Great for younger kids.

One of my favorite trails, it is one of the more difficult trails in this area, it is also very fun. The hike up and down the canyons is well worth the extra effort. As other had said the mosquitoes are bad at the bottom, be sure to bring bug spray.

Nice hike for kids or those who only want a short hike. Best time to come is during or right after a long rain storm. Lots of areas to explore off the main trail.

broad trail. well maintained. prairie scenery. Saturday morning only a few people. plenty of cut offs if you don't want the outer loop. might be more scenic in middle of park than outer.

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

Many different avenues to explore this preserve. You leave feeling like you really accomplished something.

If you work the whole site from Kirk to Batavia and take the nature trail around the outside barrier. It's a stretch. Pack a lunch and fluids.

where is a lot of paths to take.. cattle roaming freely.. it was great for picture's too.

4 days ago

Nice and easy unless you go to the Salt Lick trail trail. Then you have a good hill to climb but rewarded with a great view.

Very good hike. They did have one of the look outs closed. I'm guessing it was unsafe. I hope its not permanent.

Nice little loop. lots of Prarie and Monarch Butterflys. Few little inclines if you start from the left. Nice gravel paths few benches. Dog Friendly. couple shaded spots not much. but all in all cute place.

5 days ago

Nice place to bring the dog for a walk.

great hike. well maintained. perfect for kids and adults