Explore the most popular kid friendly trails near Downers Grove with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

the trail is all overgrown.

Narrow trail, overgrown with wildflowers. Nice trail if you want to fight through tall grasses the whole time

hiking
4 months ago

this is a nice, easy little Trail. it's right off I mean Road, so there is Street traffic, and you don't really feel like you're in the middle of nowhere. even so, I was barely 20 feet into the trail, and I was greeted by a cute little deer just standing on the trail watching me and my dog, and the birds are chirping. It's nice little getaway.

hiking
4 months ago

good hiking place

This is a nice park with quite a few branches off the main trail to add to your mileage.

walking
5 months ago

I find this trail very easy and empty! It’s best for a walk, but I could see a runner going along the dips on the crushed limestone.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

I love this hidden gem. You can add loops to your hike. I think this trail is best for walking. I especially love late afternoon walks in Fall. My advice- if you live nearby, skip the neighborhood walk and head to the woods❤️❤️

walking
Thursday, May 04, 2017

Nice trail. Very wide limestone gravel trail that goes from one side of the preserve to the other in s somewhat straight fashion. Plenty of room from a couple or family to walk together. There are numerous side trails that stray off the main trail that help make this a looped trail but these can be become muddy and hilly with many obstacles like fallen down branches. I will definitely walk this trail again as it made you feel like you were in the wilderness.

walking
Wednesday, May 03, 2017

The trail is one person width mowed grass. Very hard to follow as there are side paths leading from the gates that are on all four sides of this fenced trail. Beautiful flowers and numerous deers feeding. Not good for small children or anyone with balance issues as the trail is uneven. This is well worth the walk/hike for those that enjoy primitive trails.

hiking
Thursday, August 04, 2016

Love this trail! Only complaint is the western edge is close to the road and you get a lot of traffic noise. Lots of wildlife to see which is my favorite part of hiking. Bring bug spray.

hiking
Thursday, June 16, 2016

By far the biggest plus is that is doesn't get crowded. the trail and views are nice. It is not marked the best though. Had to check the gps on my phone once for this short trail.

walking
Friday, May 20, 2016

Nice local trail. Very serene, dense foliage. Wonderful lunch hour walk in the woods!

hiking
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Closest bit of forest to our home, so I come here often to walk in the woods, trail run, and occasionally mountain bike. Short stretches of single track keep it interesting.

hiking
Saturday, April 30, 2016

The preserve is wholly bounded by streets and is located in a residential area. That being said, it is a quality area and we come year-round to see the changes in plants and views. We've seen deer, coyotes, rabbits, raptors, herons, and smelled skunk, so there is wildlife here. This is a great place to see wildflowers and during the summer the grasses grow over head high, which gives a totally different feeling.

on Oldfield Oaks

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Easy, calm trail

hiking
Sunday, June 14, 2015

Calm, serene, easy trail.

hiking
28 days ago

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