This is is not the Lake County forest preserve which is right next door. There are two entry points to get to that trail. This is a beautiful place to see but if you're looking for a hike this is probably not the place. Trail surface: well maintained grass and gravel. Elevation: essentially flat. Bugs: little to none but I would definitely do a tick check when you are done. Scenery: beautiful views of prairie wildflowers sounds of bullfrogs birds and we spotted a deer. Jens Jensen council ring and pond: not well marked not much to see but worth a stop. Overall: the Gatehouse, history and renovation of this place is very interesting. The restoration is a job very well done.

This is not the Lake County Forest Preserve which is right next door, and has two connecting entry points. This is a beautiful place to walk and beautiful to see the Prairie and restoration. If you're looking for a hike this is probably not the place. Trail surface: well maintained and marked grass and gravel. Elevation: essentially flat. Bugs: little to none but would definitely do a tick check when you're done. Scenery: beautiful views of prairie, wildflowers, butterflies, deer and sounds of frogs. Jens Jensen council ring and pond: path to not very well-marked, worth a stop to see. Overall: Gatehouse and history of this place is very interesting and job restoring very well done.