McDowell Grove Forest Preserve

EASY 4 reviews

McDowell Grove Forest Preserve is a 7.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Naperville, Illinois that features a river 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.

7.7 miles 118 feet Loop

dogs on leash



fly fishing


mountain biking

road biking

trail running





wild flowers


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trail running
8 months ago

Beautiful place. trails range from mowed paths to some dirt to crushed stone, even paved 1 small part. There's a dam in the south and beautiful trails throughout. If you make it all the way down to the dam (like i did). If you keep going, you will end up out on Raymond Dr. Sidewalk on the east side of the street and it's a not so naturey walk back to the car, lol... still had a great time.