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too cold.nice swans.too many geese.

Great trails and all gravel which was nice; however, I went after snow melted and it rained a couple days before and Salt Creek has flooded on some of the trail. Makes for a muddy hike, but not too terrible! Very active on a Monday with families with scrollers and a couple runners. The Mill was closed due to the time of year but hope to come back during the summer months to check it out.

great place

I live only 3 miles away from this place, but hike there 2-5 times a week depending on the season. I never get tired of this spot. It is so inspiring! Great for kids as well.

Very scenic little area. Luckily, it was plowed (a little bit) after about 16” of snow, which is great after trudging a few other trails over the last week that were not. The waterfall was great, and had a fun time watching the ducks on the pond.

Nice for running and light dog walks

Love it. Especially the herb garden in the summer.

Walked with brother Jim. Great walk. Ducks geese. Chilly it’s winter ! Lots of dog walkers today.

3 months ago

Nice 11k run!

trail running
3 months ago

Longest loop in area that features gentle rolling hills. Best place for a long run (15k once, double or out and back to add more miles).

You share the path with runners, walkers and bikers of all ages, but people are cordigal. It can get crowded on weekend mornings especially during XC season and with those training for the Chicago Marathon.

There are restrooms at three of the parking locations and two or three porta potties along the way. There is also a water pump at the main Northgate Road trail head parking area.

Great place to ride a bike or walk!

Nice 5.5 mile hike on a chilly autumn day. Very easy walk with no rolling terrain or elevation changes. In the summer it's probably hot with no protection from the sun. Lots of street noise as well.

pretty flat terrain but lots of blind spots however nice people out there

trail running
5 months ago

This 15k loop is a rolling, curving trail running mostly through forest. Mostly crushed gravel, what it lacks in technical challenge, it makes up for with lots of gentle hills. This is the longest loop with the most elevation gain I've found in the area. Run the loop counter clockwise for the best workout. Also, do not use the directions from this app as it takes you to a private access road that you can't go down. There are three trailhead parking lots available so look them up. Lastly, this is not a remote run - you cross the road several times between the Waterfall parking lot and the Main trailhead parking lot. Nevertheless, it is lovely and a pleasure to run. If you are a road runner looking for a change of pace, try this loop.

This is a nice rolling trail, lightly traveled. It's about 90% crushed gravel with a little asphalt stretch. I did the Night Heron loop first followed by the Riverbend loop. I did all the little spur trails for fun and got in a very pleasant hour of running. You don't need trail running shoes for this run, road shoes will be fine.

Nice, quiet and fairly easy

5 months ago

Nice quiet path for the fam

wonderfully paved and well maintened trail. plenty of rest stops and portapots on the pathway. will return for sure

1st waterfall glen hike. I'm coming back!

If you're going here, bring your bike.

6 months ago

Very peaceful at 8am

6 months ago

Beautiful trail for hiking or biking. Pressed gravel with nice variety of woods, prairie, and segments along the water with some moderate changes in elevation to spots with lovely views of the Des Plaines River and the CCC Waterfall. We've hiked with our parents or young kids or biked the trail and always enjoyed our visits.

If you're looking for a lovely and quiet trail in the west burbs of Chicago check this place out. The paths are excellent with plenty of parking and a very nice water fall to checkout too!

All crushed limestone, very little single track or woods type trails. Dog allowed but not free. Good for fitness, but not very technical

mountain biking
6 months ago

Great crushed rock path for easy biking or cross country running, but not woodsy or much fun for kids.

6 months ago

Very scenic and I would rate it as moderate and one of better ones in the area.

Beautiful trail. My dog loved it too

Great trail! Saw some adorable fawns :)

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