Mallard Lake Trail

EASY 25 reviews

Mallard Lake Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near West Chicago, Illinois that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
68 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

13 days ago

Great location and a nice place for a short hike. Love taking my dog there too!

hiking
3 months ago

Very nice 3.3 mile walk/hike. Trail starts and ends with pavement for 0.5 miles. Rest of the trail is dirt/gravel. Just over a mile of the trail winds around the eastern side of Mallard Lake. A few nice places to rest or take pictures. Def will be adding this trail to my local hikes.

walking
3 months ago

Great for photography, nice walking path

walking
9 months ago

A really relaxing and peaceful place to walk while being surround by nature. Beautiful wild flowers and you are so close to the lake to actually enjoy it. Many places to stop along and sit to just take it all in. Great for dogs as it's lightly trafficked and very minimal biking. The path is pressed gravel making it hard for people riding bikes to come by you at a high speed. Defiantly go back here

hiking
10 months ago

Nice hike around a lake. The landfill that is just west of the lake, while it's not open to walk on, it is the highest man made hill in DuPage County at 982 ft.
The next closest in height is Greene Valley at 880 ft. The top of Greene Valley is open on the weekends during the summer.

walking
Sunday, February 19, 2017

Conveniently located. Much open space that takes you away from homes and traffic. Unfortunately right next to a landfill which is gross when you sit to think about it. Regardless it's an enjoyable place to escape and walk.

walking
Monday, February 13, 2017

Built on a garbage dump, this desolate, dead-tree lined trail most resembles a post apocalyptic wasteland.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

packed gravel is like an additional shock absorber for running.

fishing
Thursday, July 14, 2016

Short, but cool trail and beautiful area! You cross the lake at 2 bridges and across the island. Was there mid-day on a Thursday - plenty of people (bike/walk/run/walking dogs/fishing) there is a boat ramp, but there was a box for ramp fees. Caught bluegill, small perch and bass. Saw red-tailed hawk and Caspian Tern. :)

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

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