Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Barrington with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Well maintained trail that passes through a forest preserve (though there aren't many trees), by a river, and through some prairie areas. At each end of the trail there are outlooks with views of the Fox River (at the north end) and Grassy Lake (at the south-east end). The parking area is near the middle of the trail, so you can opt to hike just one side of the trail

Most of the forested area was designated as an Illinois Nature Preserve. Extensive restoration efforts have been made here to eradicate non-native shrubs from woodland tracts.

Nice for an easy walk, cool bridge crossing the marsh. There's a park at the far end which has a nice clean bathroom and more paths to extend your walk a little.

10 months ago

first time walking this trail. in the midst of some construction but still nice views at the benches and half the trail is uphill for a somewhat moderate challenge

Easy walking trail. Good scenery with the bridge and the Pine Forest. Constantly changing over the past four years with the brush being cleaned up.

An easy walking trail, but most of the time, it is narrow and the brush is relatively high, so IMO not very scenic

Nice trail for families. Dog friendly as well

Monday, October 24, 2016

Beautiful and clean. Great for dog walking. Wide paths decrease chance of being run over with bikes, other walkers, etc. Highly recommended.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Ran a 5k here in August. It was a pretty easy trail for a run.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Easy gravel trail through mostly wetlands. Love the boardwalk here.

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

The directions take you to the south side of the lake, there's lots of bugs but it's scenic with a heron rookery on the lake.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Red section of this trail is newly paved and/or limestone - reroute of part of old trail. Section north of parking lot stripped of non-native vegetation all the way to river, as part of prairie restoration. Wide open & barren - boring & exposed to sun/wind. Wait a few years until it recovers.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

flat wide trails

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Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Starting at Baker's Lake Overlook, the trail winds around the lake and connects with Younghusband Prairie (a newer addition of tallgrass prairie restoration). Ron Beese Park can be also reached through an unmarked spot for additional walking. It's an in and out trail. Scruffy, but pretty in its own way

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