Regional, Bobolink, and Catbird Trail Loop

MODERATE 79 reviews

Regional, Bobolink, and Catbird Trail Loop is a 7.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Warrenville, Illinois that features a lake 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: 7.7 miles Elevation Gain: 98 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

lake

wild flowers

wildlife

NOTE: The trail is closed about 1.5 miles from the start due to construction. It will remain closed until spring 2021.

Nice flat trail with minimal traffic. Lots of diverse landscape with an off trail option.

hiking
closed
6 months ago

The trail is closed about 1.5 miles from the start due to construction. It will remain closed until spring 2021. There’s no way around it unless you don’t mind crossing the stream and get your feet soaked. I tried to go east to make a big loop. Trying to cross Winfield Rd to St James. Although it shows on map that there are trails to get there, there is NOT. The map is not accurate. I don’t really mind exploring and rerouting because I’m doing a practicing hike with weight. I mind more about the mileage than the view and experience. But if you’re expecting to have a enjoyable hike with smooth experience, don’t try this one, At least not before Spring 2021.

hiking
closed
8 months ago

hiking
Mon Sep 24 2018

Went on a Sunday morning with my dog and it was beautiful. Great views from the top of Mount Hoy plus a good workout to get there! Definitely want to go back to explore more of the trails. The lake seemed to be getting busier by mid-morning but the trails still were lightly trafficked.

mountain biking
Thu Aug 30 2018

Expansive and there are lots of activites available if that's what you seek. If you prefer peace and quiet, that's easy to find once you get a few minutes away from the parking lot. Boat rentals, hike/bike paths, sledding hill (with tube rental available), camping, etc.

Sun Jul 01 2018

I love running this path! It's so incredibly beautiful and peaceful!

Sun Mar 11 2018

We do this walk a lot with our dog. We like it.

Sat Sep 09 2017

Beautiful view from the top of Mount Hoy or Trashmore

hiking
Mon Sep 04 2017

The grandkids and I hiked 3/4 of the Egret trail @ Blackwell today as well as the campground loop. Today was the last day of camping till May. Trail on cut grass surrounded by lot of tall prairie plants & birds. Very good hike for preschoolers. Saw just a few poison ivy plants. Goldenrod, Jewell weed in flower, Joe pie weed, big blue stem, sunflower, Astor, and very tall cottonwood, birch, hickory, walnut & some oaks. There's a bathroom up on the hill near the start if trail. Next time we'll do the whole thing!

hiking
Sun Jul 16 2017

Nice crushed limestone paths in beautiful prairie, woods and marshland. Mostly flat.

Sat Feb 18 2017

While the trails themselves are very clear, the trail names are no where to be found aside from the regional trail. You'll end up walking farther than intended if you aren't paying attn or don't have a sense of direction. Beautiful marshland and woodlands. Wasn't anything much to see in terms of wildlife, birds, or flowers, but to be fair it is February. We turned off too early on our way back to the car and ended up having to go through the maintenance station and Mack Rd. Trailheads aren't marked either except at the start. Wasn't a great way to end a beautiful walk. We will definitely go back in spring or summer as I bet it is teeming with flora and fauna.

hiking
Tue Feb 14 2017

walking
Sat Oct 29 2016

nice and super relaxing with no altitude change. However, still pretty long make sure to bring water and snacks.

Sat Sep 24 2016

Many different avenues to explore this preserve. You leave feeling like you really accomplished something.

Tue Mar 15 2016

This review is for McKee Marsh on the north side of the preserve. This is a prime location for birding in DuPage County, especially in the spring and fall when birds are migrating. Bring binoculars and a camera with telephoto lens, if you have them. Don't forget bug spray in the summer!

walking
Tue Jul 14 2015

Needs more signage

hiking
Fri Jul 03 2015

If you are an avid hiker and live in DuPage county, Blackwell has the most to offer. I use Mount Hoy to train for my annual hikes in the mountains. There are trails on the backside of the hill that are much steeper than the sledding hill There are several flat crushed limestone trails that meander around the perimeter of the park. I found a few unmarked foot paths that wind through the woods around silver lake. Some the of descents down to the lake are very challenging. Blackwell much more to offer such as boat rentals, camping, fishing, picnicing.

hiking
Sat Jun 28 2014

Very easy crushed gravel and turf trail, but this trail had a little bit of everything. The McKee Marsh was the first wetlands rehab project in DuPage county, and it is outstanding: so much plant variety and amazing birds. The more forested parts of the oak savannah are also shady and lovely. Highly recommend this easy trail with so much to see!

running
Wed Jan 29 2014

Great trail system albeit not the longest. Also Mount Hoy makes for great hill sprint intervals.

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