Explore the most popular kid friendly trails in Springwater Conservation Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Well maintained trail. Great for families or for moms with strollers. Lots of dogs.

Very nice rolling hill walk.

8 months ago

Can't help but love this trail because on May 6th my boyfriend proposed while we were hiking it. There are benches along the way and the scenery is beautiful. While there is wasn't very busy and felt private. I will remember this trail for the rest of my life.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Probably the most scenic of the Springwater Trails. A nice little boardwalk on the end crosses a little stream where you can watch minnows dart about. The boardwalk has benches to rest on. Bugs can be bad in the spring.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Not as scenic as the rest of Springwater Conservation Area, but much more quiet. Almost none of the trees have been tagged. Easy, comfortable trail.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Lots of deadwood and blowover surrounding this trail.

Trail was not as good as I remembered it. I hadn't been here in at least 10 years. The main trail was very muddy but very wide. I could not get over how busy it was for a weekday on a cold march day! This is the most tagged forest I've ever seen with most of the trees on the main trail carved into by young lovers. I found it fascinating to look at the dates on the trees and see what a tradition that this has become. The main maple bush had a lot more deadfall in it that I'm used to seeing.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Nice trail but the trail led us into a Beach Boys tribute concert on the far side on the lake . We were dressed in full trail combats , certainly not concert attire . Needless to say there were a couple unhappy campers , literally . We'll check the concert listings next time . K

trail running
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Ran Extreme Elgin this past June. loved the trail!

4 months ago

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Monday, December 01, 2014

mountain biking
Thursday, October 16, 2014