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The park itself is typical of what you will see in lake county... very well kept. Bathroom is clean. Rated it lower because there's not much shade, not as much to look at and a huge amount of people that don't pick up their dog poop.

I like this trail for bird watching. In addition the condition of the loop is consistently manicured and smooth.

Nice gentile trail with frequent places to stop and enjoy the views.

7 months ago

It was a very simple nice trail and everyone there was very nice.

great trail for running and biking.

walking
9 months ago

4 stars is for the scenery 0 stars for walking non existent trail. My bad. I should have paid more attention to prior reviews.

birding
10 months ago

I give it 4 stars for birdwatching. The gates to the parking lot were closed today. Not sure why. So I improvised... I won't do that again. haha. Got tangled up in many thorns trying to go the other way around (of trail). This is primarily a place to park, walk out and enjoy the many species that stop over at this rookery. Not much trail if that's what you are looking for.

walking
11 months ago

Nice and easy hike. Flat terrain and very simple to follow with great signs giving directions. I love seeing the natural landscapes of Illinois. Even with the little bit of snow left it was very relaxing. There were some ducks, swans, and cranes out already (this is in March 2017). I can't wait to go back later in the spring when there are more flowers and animals out! I imagine it's going to be beautiful.

Walked, ran, and snowshoed this loop. Beautiful prairie, oak savanna, and wetland habitat with great wildlife viewing. My most frequented trail.

mountain biking
Saturday, August 06, 2016

Close to home, nice clean trail, easy for younger kids to bike and not get too tired! Bathrooms and picnic table area is a plus!

Monday, July 04, 2016

Out of the way. Quiet. Pretty with birds. Nice looped trail. Exposed. No real shading. Worth doing.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Went for a run on the trail with my dog. Nice little out-of-the-way track. Trail pretty flat but lots of birds

hiking
Saturday, April 16, 2016

Good long walk. Saw some deer.

trail running
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Simple. Quiet. Tranquil.

road biking
6 months ago

mountain biking
7 months ago

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