Waterfall Glen Trail

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Waterfall Glen Trail is a 9.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Willowbrook, Illinois that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 9.3 miles Elevation Gain: 396 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

bird watching

forest

partially paved

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

hiked with a group of 10. Great trail. Crushed limestone the whole way, nice and wide. Well maintained. A decent mix of shade and open sections. we went on a day where it was 90 degrees and sunny and we all felt ok. lots of nature to see, several bathrooms and benches spaced nicely along the route.

road biking
27 days ago

great trail, pretty. hard if you're a relative newby.

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hiking
1 month ago

After much rainfall, the trail was still in decent shape. There were a few areas with where the trail was washed out, but still passable. The bridge crossing (as seen in the photo) was pretty stable despite the water flowing against it. I would proceed with extreme caution. I would say the diversity of scenery and wildlife are its strengths. Overall it is a nice comfortable trail that I will hike a couple times per month.

hiking
2 months ago

The best tune to go is in the middle of full blown spring or summer otherwise everything is dead. This area blooms slower than most other areas. I know cuz I live near here

hiking
2 months ago

Good for families but not very scenic at all. Your scene is back of businesses and expressway. there's a tiny water fall... that's about it. very overrated.

hiking
3 months ago

Overall just too many people & too close to houses/highway. Didn't even get a photo of the "waterfall" (if you can call it that) because too many kids running around and climbing all over it. Nice, well maintained trail though - lots of runners & I'm sure they love it.

trail running
3 months ago

50 degrees sunny and wet trail. Lime stone gets really. Dirty.

hiking
4 months ago

My puppy loves to hike the trail. Easy hike and plenty of trails. Could easily spend a lot of time here.

hiking
6 months ago

A pretty easy trail to hike, well marked, alot of walkers and bikers, all friendly. Path became a little muddy after the morning thaw. Dog walkers need to clean up their furbabie's poop. The waterfall is nice and worth the 9.3 mile loop.

walking
7 months ago

Decided to challenge ourselves to go for this 9ish miles trail during Thanksgiving weekend. Finished up around 3 and half hours. Enjoyed the trail very much, beautiful view, took bunches of photos on the way, though the trail is quite muddy after the rain.

trail running
8 months ago

Amazing run. Really enjoyed the woods area

hiking
8 months ago

Highway noise is audible the whole time and the trail crossed several road with decent vehicle traffic. At one point it ran up against housing. Decent trail if you take the proximity of the city into account. The dog had a lot of fun though.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful fall day. Amazing golds and flame reds from the trees. Cool breeze in the sun making it perfect for hiking. A little road noise near the 55 but otherwise you could never guess where you you are. Easy walking. Great for our dog. Not too many times you can look down in Illinois unless your in a building but the glen gives you that privilege. Thankful for such a beautiful day.

8 months ago

I didn’t make it to the waterfall before nightfall, but a bit disappointed. Wasn’t as exclusive as I enjoy my trail hikes to be. Head the highway the whole time and there were telephone wires through the forest area and lots of roads to cross. Not bad for the length and the proximity to the city, and the areas are nice.

hiking
9 months ago

Really calm hike through the forest. There is a nice small waterfal mid trail. Lot's of runners.

9 months ago

Not for biking too slippery!

9 months ago

Good gravel trail for hiking/biking.

10 months ago

Beautiful early morning walks in this 9 mile trail.

hiking
10 months ago

Great scenery. Well kept. Wonderful waterfall.

hiking
11 months ago

Great place to train for long distance hikes, but not technical. Bug spray/lotion is a must between miles 4 - 7 from the parking lot off Bluff rd. to the Des Plaines River outlook because the mosquitoes will cover you if you haven’t applied anything. I think miles 7 - 2 (going counterclockwise/NE from the Bluff rd lot) has the best scenery.

11 months ago

Nice trail!

11 months ago

really nice

hiking
11 months ago

Good trail to test out pack load/equipment. Bring a hat or sunblock for there isn’t much shading. It’s a pretty busy loop, but everyone is polite and there’s room for everyone.

horseback riding
11 months ago

"Main Trail" is 9.5 mile long with beautiful long trees and some water bodies along the route. scenic views mentioned on trail map arent really scenic. water is all dried out. trail roads clearly marked. no water fountain in middle of trail. restrooms every 3 miles almost. horse back riding possible.

trail running
11 months ago

You will not get bored running here if you like nature.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

I lost my keys to a Chrysler vehicle on Friday the 13, anyone finds them please contact the park rangers thank you.

trail running
Sunday, July 15, 2018

I use this trail to get some gravel miles in when palos singletrack is too soft. Some decent climbs and nice scenery. Trails are also groomed for cross country skiing in the winter when there's enough snow.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Lots of varied foliage and scenery. Peaceful. Will definitely do again.

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

My first time here was today and it was amazing

mountain biking
Monday, July 02, 2018

This trail is well kept up and looks nice. The trail is wide and has plenty of room to go around people. The waterfall is nice to see. Even on a week day the trail is busy. Go out and see this wonderful forest.

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