Oldfield Oaks

EASY 10 reviews

Oldfield Oaks is a 1.7 mile loop trail located near Downers Grove, Illinois that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
82 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

cross country skiing

forest

views

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

muddy

old growth

snow

Two miles of looped limestone footpaths meander through mature oak woodlands and open prairies, the perfect setting to see coyotes, foxes, and a variety of nesting and migratory birds. Horse traffic is not allowed at Oldfield Oaks. Oldfield Oaks is an excellent example of an intact, mature oak woodland, natural wetland, and restored prairie. With this diverse mix of ecosystems, the preserve is home to a variety of wildlife, from foxes to great horned owls to western chorus frogs. Wildlife conservation activities such as amphibian monitoring and bird counts take place at the preserve.

2 months ago

I love this hidden gem. You can add loops to your hike. I think this trail is best for walking. I especially love late afternoon walks in Fall. My advice- if you live nearby, skip the neighborhood walk and head to the woods❤️❤️

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

walking
6 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
Thursday, August 04, 2016

Love this trail! Only complaint is the western edge is close to the road and you get a lot of traffic noise. Lots of wildlife to see which is my favorite part of hiking. Bring bug spray.

hiking
Thursday, June 16, 2016

By far the biggest plus is that is doesn't get crowded. the trail and views are nice. It is not marked the best though. Had to check the gps on my phone once for this short trail.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Easy, calm trail

birding
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

hiking
Sunday, June 14, 2015

Calm, serene, easy trail.