Mallard Lake Trail

MODERATE 14 reviews

Mallard Lake Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near West Chicago, Illinois that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
75 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
8 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

walking
18 days 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
1 month 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
2 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

walking
7 months ago

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
7 months ago

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

7 months ago

packed gravel is like an additional shock absorber for running.

walking
7 months ago

walking
7 months ago

walking
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

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. :)

Tuesday, April 26, 2016