Deer Grove Forest Preserve Trails

MODERATE 34 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, and road biking and is best used from January until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

7.3 miles 318 feet Loop

dog friendly

hiking

road biking

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

old growth

rocky

17 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

A healthy doe manifests 15 feet ahead of us and we, so typical of city dwellers, see a large dog at first, slowly recognizing our mistake and marveling in the beauty of this creature. "How can people shoot these?" I quietly wonder. The wind moves slowly through us as the doe recedes into the deep brush, disappearing behind a blanket of tall prairie grass and shrubs. The white of her tail reflecting the dim light from the overcast is all we can see as she moves on. We were a passing curiosity at best; yet our reaction lacks such triviality: We wonder where she is going and hope she has learned to stay off of the highway droning not far from where we stand. We stand still as the overcast breaks for a moment, revealing a solitary ray of light, and we see her white tail once more. And then she's gone.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Did part of the west side with my 5 year old. It was quite enjoyable.

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful landscape. Trail markings caused some confusion.

hiking
5 months ago

I prefer the west side of the preserve, which is unpaved and not so crowded.

birding
5 months ago

Great trails and surprisingly good birding there today. I like this place better during the week (less people) and in the spring or fall when it is much less buggy.

walking
6 months ago

Plenty of paved road with beautiful views of trees and wildflowers. Also has some good gravel paths that take you through the woods.

hiking
6 months ago

8 months ago

nice

hiking
8 months ago

walking
8 months ago

Deer Grove East (where the directions take you) has a paved trail that is a 3 mile loop, great place to walk year round!

hiking
8 months ago

mountain biking
9 months ago

9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago