Waterfall Glen Trail

MODERATE 233 reviews

Waterfall Glen Trail is a 9.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Willowbrook, Illinois that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. 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
9.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
561 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

13 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

mountain biking
21 days ago

trail running
22 days ago

This 15k loop is a rolling, curving trail running mostly through forest. Mostly crushed gravel, what it lacks in technical challenge, it makes up for with lots of gentle hills. This is the longest loop with the most elevation gain I've found in the area. Run the loop counter clockwise for the best workout. Also, do not use the directions from this app as it takes you to a private access road that you can't go down. There are three trailhead parking lots available so look them up. Lastly, this is not a remote run - you cross the road several times between the Waterfall parking lot and the Main trailhead parking lot. Nevertheless, it is lovely and a pleasure to run. If you are a road runner looking for a change of pace, try this loop.

hiking
28 days ago

road biking
1 month ago

1st waterfall glen hike. I'm coming back!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

If you're going here, bring your bike.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail for hiking or biking. Pressed gravel with nice variety of woods, prairie, and segments along the water with some moderate changes in elevation to spots with lovely views of the Des Plaines River and the CCC Waterfall. We've hiked with our parents or young kids or biked the trail and always enjoyed our visits.

1 month ago

All crushed limestone, very little single track or woods type trails. Dog allowed but not free. Good for fitness, but not very technical

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

Great crushed rock path for easy biking or cross country running, but not woodsy or much fun for kids.

road biking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago