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trail running
15 days ago

Amazing run. Really enjoyed the woods area

Highway noise is audible the whole time and the trail crossed several road with decent vehicle traffic. At one point it ran up against housing. Decent trail if you take the proximity of the city into account. The dog had a lot of fun though.

Beautiful fall day. Amazing golds and flame reds from the trees. Cool breeze in the sun making it perfect for hiking. A little road noise near the 55 but otherwise you could never guess where you you are. Easy walking. Great for our dog. Not too many times you can look down in Illinois unless your in a building but the glen gives you that privilege. Thankful for such a beautiful day.

I didn’t make it to the waterfall before nightfall, but a bit disappointed. Wasn’t as exclusive as I enjoy my trail hikes to be. Head the highway the whole time and there were telephone wires through the forest area and lots of roads to cross. Not bad for the length and the proximity to the city, and the areas are nice.

Fun. I personally like the eagle's nest trail.

Gray hike! Caves!

walking
1 month ago

excellent place for families

We took our kids hiking here and Big Rock Trail was perfect (4yo and 7yo). Easy and fun hike!

hiking
1 month ago

We hiked Eagle Trail which hooked up with a few other trails. Part of Eagle Trail was ran parallel to the lake. It was awesome! Rock formations and caves. I would highly recommend this hike. I would say it is a moderate hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Lovely, easy hike with pretty decent coastline scenery. Some of the rocky bits were a little slippery so I'd use caution if hiking in winter.

NOT an OFFROAD drivng trail, Hiking ONLY!

hiking
1 month ago

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

Went on a Sunday morning with my dog and it was beautiful. Great views from the top of Mount Hoy plus a good workout to get there! Definitely want to go back to explore more of the trails. The lake seemed to be getting busier by mid-morning but the trails still were lightly trafficked.

Not for biking too slippery!

Good gravel trail for hiking/biking.

Beautiful early morning walks in this 9 mile trail.

Beautiful spots along the lake.

A nice trail with turn offs to the shore. I was disappointed because per the ratings it was supposed to be “difficult” and it very flat and easy. Does not have the elevations stated

hiking
2 months ago

Great scenery. Well kept. Wonderful waterfall.

2 months ago

Some parts of the trail were a little more difficult, mostly an easy hike. Lots of kids and dogs on the trail. Some parts were narrow to allow people by. All in all a great trail.

Easy, bathroom with flush toilet

2 months ago

Not that difficult, interesting and pretty. Totally worth it!

2 months ago

The rocks and tree roots are worth it. We get right up inside and underneath the bluffs.

Expansive and there are lots of activites available if that's what you seek. If you prefer peace and quiet, that's easy to find once you get a few minutes away from the parking lot. Boat rentals, hike/bike paths, sledding hill (with tube rental available), camping, etc.

hiking
3 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!

hiking
3 months ago

Hard and scenic trail.

really nice

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful trail with many amazing rocks and caves, lots of things that I had never seen before.

hiking
3 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.

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