Northland Nature Preserve

EASY 2 reviews

Northland Nature Preserve is a 0.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Trenton, Illinois that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
13 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

A very short and easy gravel trail. Someone did a nice job of taking a small patch of forest, with a small marsh/pond area and a small stream sandwiched between residential neighborhoods and a US highway and turning it into a nature trail. It appears to be well maintained with bird feeders stocked, a picnic area, restrooms, a well finished trail with a number of wooden bridges and a small parking area. Unfortunately, it's placement right next to a US highway, makes the traffic noise rather bothersome.

4 months ago

I love this trail! It is short and is near a neighborhood and highway, but the little loop has a lot of refreshing trees and plenty of bird feeders (which means lots of birds). Definitely a must for birding if you live nearby. I think it’s great for a quick relaxing hike for people living close to here. Very cute and refreshing, in an unlikely spot!

hiking
5 months ago