Morton Arboretum and Big Rock Trail

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Morton Arboretum and Big Rock Trail is a 5.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lisle, Illinois that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

5.9 miles
298 feet

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



nature trips

road biking

trail running




wild flowers


no dogs

Morton Arboretum East Hike is a 5 mile loop trail located near Lisle, Illinois. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking.

Monday, March 06, 2017

Lots of trails, friendly atmosphere, well taken care of.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Dog days are the best and so are the lights!! Worth it to be a member.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Best place for hiking

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Ended picking dog day to go and needless to say, it was very very crowded. We decided to hike the main trails and it ended up being a very fun experience. identifying the trees was also very entertaining and we hiked a good 3 miles at least, giving my little sister a good workout that she complained about the whole time xD. A nice change of scenery that average Illinois citizens don't see very often. Great to see during the fall for sure.

Friday, November 18, 2016

First time coming here. Was invited to attend the preview Illumination Night. Walked only about 1.5 miles on this night as the other trails were closed.

Beautiful area and wonderful trails. Will try and go here on a non holiday season and try and get a few more miles in.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Wonderful place to walk. Trails well maintained. Plenty of wildlife and fauna to enjoy.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Very amazing staff. Wonderful display of trees and rate flora and fauna.

trail running
Saturday, May 23, 2015

Even though all the signs on the trail say that no runners are allowed, do it anyway! It was a great trail run on nice trails. Very easy with nature all around you. You are required to pay $14 if you are not a member, but to us it was worth it.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Nice Hike. Easy and doesn't take too long to complete. The Track is well maintained, though I wish there wasn't so much noice from the traffic.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Amazing escape from reality. Even with it's close proximity to 88 it is a tranquil and serene environment filled with well kept trails and scenery.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

My favorite place in Illinois. I can't believe that I haven't heard of it before. So much variety and well kept. Will definitely try to go back every season.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

My favorite place to go in Illinois. Always worth the price

Thursday, August 23, 2012

I have hiked this trail many times in all seasons. I discover something new and amazing every time. The Arboretum is a tranquil slice of paradise. On the far east side of the hike you forget you are in a vast metropolitan area.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

ther was great places to take pictures and it was beutiful

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Gorgeous all year but especially in the fall. Mostly trees and a few flowers along with some prairie flora. A few ducks, geese, some rabbits, and various birds make up the fauna. Not too expensive to get in and well worth it. Great for families!

Monday, August 06, 2012

If you have your camera with you, the West Trail offers better scenic views than the East Trail. Not many animals or flowers, tons of trees. We will definitely do it again in October. With so many gorgeous trees, I can't wait to see the fall colors.
Bring a water bottle with you. Once there, water it is only available at the visitor center, and a 250ml bottle costs $4.00.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Always a beautiful hike. Love the pine grove.

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