Oriole Grove Trail- Jenson Woods

MODERATE 3 reviews

Oriole Grove Trail- Jenson Woods is a 4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Lake Bluff, Illinois that features a river and is rated as moderate. 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
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
32 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

wildlife

bugs

snow

Locally known as Jensen Woods, this 86-acre preserve straddles the Lake Forest–Lake Bluff border and connects two community natural areas. Within Oriole Grove there are 1.35 miles of grass trails, making it a great place for hiking and cross-country skiing. The preserve includes an old growth oak-hickory woodland, which features a large grove of massive bur and white oaks estimated to be over 220 years old. There is also an oak-basswood woodland and two grassland areas with remnant and restored prairie, including “Birch Prairie.”

hiking
2 months ago

The first half of the trail was lovely. We weren't expecting the last half of the trail to be on a paved bike path under electrical lines (I suppose if I had looked at the map more closely I could have guessed that). The buzzing from the electrical lines was somewhat annoying/disturbing and the paved path is hard on my joints. We'll just make it an out and back next time.

6 months ago

7 months ago