Greenbelt Forest Preserve Trail

EASY 3 reviews

Greenbelt Forest Preserve Trail is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near North Chicago, Illinois that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.1 miles 72 feet Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips


trail running


cross country skiing




wild flowers



old growth


Tucked into Lake County's most urban area is this island of green. A surprising array of birds, wildflowers and landscapes are found here, and the amenities are clean, safe and well-designed. The preserve offers 5 miles of trails for hiking, 4 miles of trails for bicycling and cross-country skiing, and a 1-mile self-guided nature trail. This is a fairly open landscape of oak groves, wetlands and prairie. Like most natural areas in this region, Greenbelt has felt the effect of 150 years of settlement. Were nursing it back to health with success. Once again you can find wildflowers such as shooting stars, blue-eyed grass and mayapples here.