Deer Grove Forest Preserve Trails

MODERATE 62 reviews

Deer Grove Forest Preserve Trails is a 7.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Palatine, Illinois that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and road biking and is best used from January until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
318 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

hiking

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

old growth

rocky

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
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hiking
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hiking
24 days ago

1 month ago

did the yellow trail. Nice and long. A little hilly. some good visuals

road biking
1 month ago

My boyfriend and I biked this trail the other day and we were pleasantly surprised by the trails here! They were perfect for a challenging but enjoyable bike ride, and there were so many in the park to explore while making this loop. There were a lot of mosquitos however, so even while riding bug spray was necessary.

1 month ago

hiking
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road biking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

You can enjoy peaceful forest Trails and this place is one of the best place around Northwestern Chicago.
Highly recommended!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
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hiking
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

We took the eastern most 3 mile trail. there was very little shade no place to sit and only saw 1 porta-potty and 1 bathroom.
I was glad it was a cool day.

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hiking
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hiking
2 months ago

mountain biking
3 months ago

This is an absolutely beautiful forest preserve, and this one star is not about Deer Grove, but about its administrators. Unfortunately they have closed off all the wonderful single-track trails to mountain bikers. It is insane because there are never any hikers/walkers on these off-beaten trails, so basically 70% of the trails go unused and unenjoyed. I even ran into a park guide/ambassador who told me he thought the ban on mountain bikers was completely stupid as well. This was a misguided rule by the trails committee back in 1996. This ban should be removed so more tax paying citizens can enjoy Deer Grove like they can of so many other forest preserves in Illinois.