Messenger Woods

MODERATE 2 reviews

Messenger Woods is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hadley, Illinois that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
118 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

forest

wild flowers

hiking
3 months ago

This used to be our favorite trail in the area. Sometime in the last couple years they messed with the wetland portion and now one of the 3 trails is flooded over year round with no flow leaving massive mosquito breeding grounds. The trail closest to the flooded one will flood itself if it's rained days before. Very disappointed to see it going down hill like this

hiking
4 months ago

Messenger Woods is one of Will County’s oldest forest preserve sites. It is known throughout the region for its abundance of spring wildflowers that carpet the forest floor.