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Greenbelt Forest Preserve Trail is a 2 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.

Length 2.0 mi Elevation gain 49 ft Route type Loop
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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.

Greenbelt Forest Preserve is located in North Chicago. The main entrance to the preserve is located on the west side of Green Bay Road, south of Route 120 (Belvidere Road) in North Chicago, directly across from the entrance to the Greenbelt Cultural Center. A second parking lot is located on Dugdale Road, just south of 10th Street in Waukegan. Use this lot to access trails and fishing on the east side of the preserve.

Lake County Forest Preserves 1899 West Winchester Road Libertyville, IL 60048 847-367-6640

Greenbelt Forest Preserve is located in North Chicago. The main entrance to the preserve is located on the west side of Green Bay Road, south of Route 120 (Belvidere Road) in North Chicago, directly across from the entrance to the Greenbelt Cultural Center. A second parking lot is located on Dugdale Road, just south of 10th Street in Waukegan. Use this lot to access trails and fishing on the east side of the preserve. 42.3382110, -87.8727500

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Camila Oliveros
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Camila Oliveros
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Anisha Barber
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Love the slight elevation for my walk.

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Anisha Barber
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Tracy Dykema
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Great trail. Highly recommend

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Marisol Gaytan
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A nice easy trail

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Caleb Olson
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Surprisingly nice for being in a busy area. About a mile in, once you are in the wooded area, it’s pretty peaceful. A great place for a stroll!

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Matt Anton
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Nice flat 2 mile loop. mainly prairie/savanna with some stretches of woods. Well maintained and amenable to families with strollers.

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Levi Doyle
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This trail is so beautiful it makes you forget how much running sucks

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Anisha Barber
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Dawn Dake
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Paul Murphy
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Anisha Barber
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Paul Murphy
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Stephanie S
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John Cheng
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Mee High
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Bri Zumdahl
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Anthony I
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Desirae Nelms
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Paul Richardson
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Shadow HidesALot
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Ted Holisky
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Sarah Velchek
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Moises Alavez
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Shadow HidesALot
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Dimple Lanav
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