Waterfall Glen Trail

MODERATE 201 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

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hiking
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hiking
6 days ago

Very nice, well maintained gravel trail, good elevation changes for the greater Chicago area. My dog and I hiked from the starting point clockwise to the waterfall and back, about 6 miles. Mostly through fairly dense forest, so there was plenty of shade on a 85 degree day in July, which kept both my dog and I pretty comfortable for the long hike. Not much scenery, except the waterfall which was a very busy area, but I will be back to complete the entire loop.

hiking
8 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

Parking is limited nearest the actual waterfall (at Cass and Bluff), and this is a VERY popular spot for hiking. Don't expect a quiet and peaceful afternoon. We quickly went off the limestone trail and walked next to the creek which was more fun with varying terrain. The main trail was clean and well marked.

trail running
10 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

The water level is pretty low this year. It seems more like a place to go to run or bike ride vs trying to get a hike in. We only ran across a few dogs and they were all on leash like they were supposed to be. Which was a relief since my pup isn't a fan of dogs running up to her and sometimes on trails people don't always follow that run. I'm sure it would of gotten a higher rating at a different time of year, or a year that wasn't so dry. Only because we picked this spot for the water views. Other than that it was REALLY well kept.

hiking
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walking
24 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

Awesome time, walked the whole thing! Great workout & very nice trail:)

hiking
28 days ago

The trail is very pretty but it's more of a bike path, not great for hiking unless you just want a long walk. If you do the whole ~10 miles it is quite a trek, but it's pretty flat all the way around.

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked all 10 miles with my wife on Saturday. What a great day. The trails are well maintained and documented so its difficult to get lost. We need to try it with my bike next time.

mountain biking
1 month ago