Henry Allan Gleason Nature Preserve

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Henry Allan Gleason Nature Preserve is a 0.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Quiver, Illinois that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
0.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
45 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wildlife

over grown

off trail

The path from the parking lot skirts the edge of a large sand dune known as the Devil's Neck. The top of the dune can be reached by leaving the path and bushwacking 100 or so feet off the trail. The top of the dune offers a nice view to the west. Very rare plants exist in the preserve, so watch your step once you leave the trail. The nature preserve is named after botanist Henry Allan Gleason, who spent a good deal of his career studying the ecological significance of Illinois' sandy areas.

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