Independence Grove Trail Loop

EASY 19 reviews

Independence Grove Trail Loop is a 2.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Libertyville, 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.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
55 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

fishing

hiking

nature trips

road biking

scenic driving

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

beach

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

snow

no dogs

Centered around a 115-acre lake, this preserve offers a variety of opportunities for outdoor recreation and nature education. Surrounding prairie and woodlands provide a picturesque backdrop for hiking, biking, picnicking and other fun activities. Trails Roughly 6.25 miles of trails circle the lake and run through scenic natural areas here. Gravel: 2.3-mile Lakeside Trail, and a short section of the Des Plaines River Trail, which connects to trails on the north side of the preserve. Paved: 2.5-mile Overlook Trail, and the 0.7-mile South Bay Trail Loop. Combination paved and gravel: 0.75-mile North Bay Trail Loop. While part of the larger preserve, the Independence Grove Dog Park has its own separate entrance on Milwaukee Avenue, just north of Route 137.

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

trail running
1 month ago

Easy running. Great scenery.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Took the high trail and it was well maintained, paved and my little one could be pushed in his car all the way around! Great spot!

walking
5 months ago

10 months ago

Monday, August 29, 2016

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Really nice! $10 parking on weekends if you do not live in lake county but worth it. Also great prices on boat rentals.

mountain biking
Saturday, May 28, 2016

Fantastic, really the best! Right along side the DesPlaines River Trail. Note: SKATING/BLADING....it doesn't get any better than this beautiful Lake County jewel of a forest preserve park, they come from miles around to skate the INCREDIBLE wide asphalt paths! Best I've ever see for skating except maybe Chicago's lake front park trails.

walking
Friday, May 27, 2016

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Very nice hiking trail around the lake

Sunday, April 17, 2016

hiking
Saturday, March 26, 2016

Very nice hike

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Very nice family park!

Monday, June 15, 2015

walking
Saturday, September 24, 2011