DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
29 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

cross country skiing

fishing

hiking

nature trips

paddle sports

road biking

scenic driving

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

beach

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

snow

no dogs

road biking
6 months ago

Accessible from the Des Plaines River Trail, Independence Grove is a marvelous year round destination. It has all you could ask for. Great paved and unpaved trails, fishing, boating, beach and food stand. I’ve even been to weddings here. Bike here from the trail, relax while you’re here, and continue on your way. A treasure not to be missed.