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Waterfall Glen Trail is a 9.3 mile heavily 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.

Length 9.3 mi Elevation gain 396 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Road biking

Walking

Bike touring

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Partially paved

River

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

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Please note that most of the offtrail sections as well as the bathrooms are currently closed due to COVID 19.

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Reviews (852)
Photos (671)
Recordings (784)
Completed (1278)
Jeremy Tannehill
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Hiking

Beautiful but lots of people!

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Pedro Fredro
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HikingGreat!
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Melissa Mertes
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Hiking

It rained just before so the ground wasn’t firm enough for good traction on the turns. Also, slowed it down a bit.

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abhinav kumar
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HikingBugsGreat!
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Vincent Siu
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WalkingNo shade

I’d recommend bringing sunscreen or some sort of UV Protection since there is probably 20-30% shade through the first half of the trail and 60-70% for the latter half. I came across one swarm of mosquito but other than that, bug spray is not really necessary. The crushed-limestone trail is very well maintained. There’s plenty of cyclists on this trail but the trail is wide enough to be shared pleasantly. **During this time, the waterfall glen area is closed due to COVID-19 but there are definitely ways to bypass the fence. Violators may be fined, so be warned.**

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abhinav kumar
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HikingBugs
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Gene Ramos
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BackpackingNo shade
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ariel Johnson
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Mountain bikingBugsRocky

This was my first time doing it and I was kind of scared in the beginning because of how long the trail is. How ever, it was a really good experience and once you get to the halfway point it motivates you to just complete the rest of the trail. Originally I was only going to do 3 to 4 miles but if I turned around after those 3 to 4 miles then it would almost be the same link as an actual trail. So I ended up pushing myself past my limit and I’m glad I did because The trail is very beautiful and I would recommend everyone to come do it.

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Austin Daniel
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HikingNo shadeRocky
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Jennifer Shcherban
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HikingGreat!

Nice, small waterfall with a lot of space around so you can keep your distance from others. Wish more of the path was shaded. It got really hot in some areas and we had to turn around.

Kelci P.
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Mountain biking

A well taken care of crushed limestone (and a little bit paved) trail. It was very busy in some places, but the scenery was great. I biked it, and it was mostly pretty easy and flat. Only a couple steeper inclines. The lake, woods, and view of the river were great.

Kathleen Cosgriff
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Hiking

Waterfall area is closed... though a lot more of people were still in that area

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Alicia Borsa
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HikingBugs

Good trail for a long walk. Crushed gravel and decent for biking. Not a lot to see and explore. Would go somewhere else to hike. Lots of mosquitos.

Caeli-Rose White
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Hiking

Only went about 3 miles into this one, but the trail is gravel and very clear throughout. I’d consider myself a beginner at hiking and the wide path provided enough room to walk with a friend or pass by others as you walk. Not too hilly at all, very nice scenery, good mix of open sky and shade. Will definitely be returning! My only complaint is how busy the parking lot was, but it looks like people find a way to make it work, I did go on a Saturday in the middle of the day!

Kirstin Kay
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Road biking

I love this trail! I just did it for the first time today and I'll definitely be back. I would say it's more of a moderate trail, as opposed to "easy" as it's marked on here. It's pretty hilly and made of fine gravel. I used a hybrid bike and rode a bit slower than usual because I felt like my tires could slip a bit. However, the workout is amazing! And the scenery is beautiful! The main trail is very well marked and easy to follow. If you haven't, check this one out! Oh, it is a little buggy later in the day/evening.

Wandering Jenn
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Walking

Crushed limestone path, not to many offshoot trails to explore. Mosquitos when you stop moving. Pretty crowded. All in all a nice trail for a long walk on a weekday-would not call this a hiking trail. Has some nice elevation, but nothing too steep for comfort.

Adam Pigula
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Bike touring

One of the best trails I've biked on. The waterfall is rewarding.

Hubert Alcala
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Road biking

Too much traffic of people hiking and riding. A lot of uphill. I will not recommend this trail.

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Emily Carpenter
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Hiking

I liked the trail and the fire pit. Finding people and parking is hard.

Shelley McDaniel
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HikingBugsClosed

Gravel, fairly flat. Pretty crowded today— people parked up and down the road. The waterfall trail was closed but there were plenty of people down there. Bugs were pretty bad if you stopped moving.

KT DL
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Road biking

Awesome trail. Great for both hiking and biking. The main trail has beautiful scenery. Make sure you stop and go down to see the waterfalls - super pretty!

Esther Tang
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HikingBugsNo shade

Family and pet friendly but a long walk with a good amount of no shade

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Jessica Vernon
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Bike touringBugs
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Binta Jau
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HikingBugsClosedNo shadeOff trail

This is very nice. Plenty of place. I did the 9.5 mile main train because most of off trail was close due to COVID 19. So was the bathroom. The main trail is paved but the surface is uneven, which provide a great workout. I can barely walked after was done. Is great for biking, roller etc... I believe the off trail is even better, while in the main trail I could spot some off road path, pretty nice. Unfortunately the waterfall was closed and it was dry( saw from a distance) I definitely recommend this trail to everyone. It suffices all leves of hiking.

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