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This trail was Aussome!! We loved it!! The dogs loved the easy access to the water and I loved the nice paths!! Very easy for someone with a dead leg and MS to walk comfortably!!!

hiking
22 days ago

Really calm hike through the forest. There is a nice small waterfal mid trail. Lot's of runners.

Walked from Dam No 4 Woods up to Campground Road Woods saw many deer and had a great time lots of beautiful scenery .

Excellent trail Have walked all the way from Dam no 4 Woods to Big Bend Lake had a ball doing so.

hiking
26 days ago

Peaceful trails, rarely see other people. Many deer, owls, raccoons, coyote, snakes, butterflies, many bird species and beautiful wildflowers. Best when trails are not overgrown. Great place to view the sunset. Remember to use tick spray.

Not for biking too slippery!

I would give 5 stars if not the fact that most of the time is partially not accesible. Pretty views on the river but also a lot of mosquitoes...

Good gravel trail for hiking/biking.

Decent little trail. Very surprised at how much land is back there.

Great place to walk and enjoy the natural beauty of many great gardens.

Beautiful early morning walks in this 9 mile trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Flat and mostly wide trail along the Des Plaines river. Not many people on the trail but the noises as you move parallel to public parks and the planes landing at O’Hare remind seldom let you forget your in the city. That said, it’s still surprising to find a trail like this in the city just 10 miles west of Lake Michigan.

hiking
1 month ago

Great scenery. Well kept. Wonderful waterfall.

Great trail. We enjoyed the way it covers three ecosystems in a short hike.

trail running
1 month ago

This trail is close to my house so it is convenient as well as safe. There is one or two small uphill/downhill spots but the rest is flat and paved. It is a nice trail, but the Tinley Park Forest Preserve trail is far better.

Flat, shaded urban trail that’s great for Chicago area. Trail winds through Cook Co forest preserve along the Des Plaines River. You never escape the traffic noise but the views are pretty through mature forests.

hiking
2 months ago

Great place to train for long distance hikes, but not technical. Bug spray/lotion is a must between miles 4 - 7 from the parking lot off Bluff rd. to the Des Plaines River outlook because the mosquitoes will cover you if you haven’t applied anything. I think miles 7 - 2 (going counterclockwise/NE from the Bluff rd lot) has the best scenery.

Nice trail!

the trail is all overgrown.

really nice

hiking
2 months ago

Good trail to test out pack load/equipment. Bring a hat or sunblock for there isn’t much shading. It’s a pretty busy loop, but everyone is polite and there’s room for everyone.

Narrow trail, overgrown with wildflowers. Nice trail if you want to fight through tall grasses the whole time

horseback riding
2 months ago

"Main Trail" is 9.5 mile long with beautiful long trees and some water bodies along the route. scenic views mentioned on trail map arent really scenic. water is all dried out. trail roads clearly marked. no water fountain in middle of trail. restrooms every 3 miles almost. horse back riding possible.

Beautiful bike and hike path along Salt Creek.

trail running
2 months ago

You will not get bored running here if you like nature.

road biking
2 months ago

Lots of broken sections in pavement, feces and bugs. But some decent views in certain spots

Great location to put in 10-20 miles in a day with many varied routes and always beautiful scenery.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Nice small loop trail. Not too bad.

I lost my keys to a Chrysler vehicle on Friday the 13, anyone finds them please contact the park rangers thank you.

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