Bluff Spring Fen Nature Preserve Loop is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Elgin, Illinois that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
45 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

wildlife

no dogs

1 month ago

No markings or signs to even let anyone know this exists will certainly keep it hidden. You have to drive thru the cemetery to get to the 6 parking spaces and entrance to the trail. As for the trail, likely due to the obscurity of this preserve, the trails are overgrown at best and nonexistent at the worst. My attempt to go out in late August was thwarted by 7ft high vegetation only .1 miles in which obscured the trail and was swarming with bees. im not sure it's worth another attempt.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Went here last summer and absolutely loved it. Beautiful little hidden gem. there is something kind of magical happening here.

hiking
Sunday, July 09, 2017