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Having grown up in this area, I’m mad at myself for never coming here before. The hike through the bog is fascinating and informative- not to mention the fun of bouncing along the floating path.

The loop trail is a nice hike. It’s a natural path with just enough elevation changes to make it a good workout.

I returned a few weeks later with my friend and her kids.

Great trail and easy to follow. It is dog friendly!

unique hike wirh plenty of wildlife... very muddy after rainfall

pretty trail with some good visuals

on Lake Defiance Trail

hiking
11 months ago

Nice park

hiking
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Such a neat place! You have a choice between a mini boardwalk trail around the bog or several longer trails you could spend hours on if you choose. Plenty of animals and woods to see!

birding
Sunday, September 11, 2016

Very cool place. Saw lots of hummingbirds which made the hike that much better.

hiking
Saturday, July 23, 2016

I've been to the Volo Bog many times, but this was my first time doing the longer trail. I hope to do this hike again when the flys are not so bad and I can enjoy it more. They were HORRIBLE. 7/18/2016

Friday, March 25, 2016

Really nice state park.

hiking
Friday, July 03, 2015

Love this park. Loads to see as you walk. Great place for bikes too!

on Lake Defiance Trail

hiking
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Nice trail, easy with minimal elevations. Late October hike the leaves are gone, but still some birds and reptiles to see (turtles an garter snakes).

walking
Monday, August 04, 2014

The whole trail was great, but I loved the boardwalk!

hiking
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

I love this trail. It is short but has a nice boardwalk. Great for bird watching.

hiking
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Great place for birding and observing butterflies and other wildlife. Can't wait to make it back!

hiking
Monday, May 28, 2012

The grounds are well kept and the hiking is great. My husband proposed to me on Lake Defiance and will always return whenever we visit Illinois. TIP* bring bug spray

hiking
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

So far I have only manged to get out here in semi decent weather - it is still a great place considering how close it is to the city so I can go for a day hike. There is a super quick , I think it is like a half mile boardwalk on the water and then you can go all the way around the bog and look at different animals, plants, etc

trail running
Thursday, September 15, 2011

Very nice trail. Lots of wildlife and things to see. Also nice that other trails connect to this loop (like the McHenry Dam) so you can turn this run into a longer loop.

hiking
Monday, August 02, 2010

I've done this loop many times, and it used to be my favorite jog. It's most enjoyable during the spring and fall, during the summer (because it is a bog) the mosquitoes can get very aggressive, but a good repellent goes a long way. It's a fairly easy trail, but part of it is on a boardwalk/alligator walk which can be a bit unsteady. It's a very diverse trail and goes through prairie, wooded area, and lovely meadows. It also has a nice overlook built in an out-of-the way spot.

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