Belmont Prairie Trail

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Belmont Prairie Trail is a 1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Downers Grove, Illinois that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
29 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

no dogs

A small natural area in a suburb woefully lacking nature. An out and back with several loops. Trails are composed of cement blocks, mown grass, and a short section of single track.

walking
24 days ago

The trail is one person width mowed grass. Very hard to follow as there are side paths leading from the gates that are on all four sides of this fenced trail. Beautiful flowers and numerous deers feeding. Not good for small children or anyone with balance issues as the trail is uneven. This is well worth the walk/hike for those that enjoy primitive trails.

walking
Saturday, May 21, 2016

hiking
Saturday, April 30, 2016

The preserve is wholly bounded by streets and is located in a residential area. That being said, it is a quality area and we come year-round to see the changes in plants and views. We've seen deer, coyotes, rabbits, raptors, herons, and smelled skunk, so there is wildlife here. This is a great place to see wildflowers and during the summer the grasses grow over head high, which gives a totally different feeling.