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

Oak Brook, Illinois Map

Great trails and all gravel which was nice; however, I went after snow melted and it rained a couple days before and Salt Creek has flooded on some of the trail. Makes for a muddy hike, but not too terrible! Very active on a Monday with families with scrollers and a couple runners. The Mill was closed due to the time of year but hope to come back during the summer months to check it out.

I live only 3 miles away from this place, but hike there 2-5 times a week depending on the season. I never get tired of this spot. It is so inspiring! Great for kids as well.

Walked with brother Jim. Great walk. Ducks geese. Chilly it’s winter ! Lots of dog walkers today.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

trail running
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

This is a nice rolling trail, lightly traveled. It's about 90% crushed gravel with a little asphalt stretch. I did the Night Heron loop first followed by the Riverbend loop. I did all the little spur trails for fun and got in a very pleasant hour of running. You don't need trail running shoes for this run, road shoes will be fine.

Nice, quiet and fairly easy

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

If you're looking for a lovely and quiet trail in the west burbs of Chicago check this place out. The paths are excellent with plenty of parking and a very nice water fall to checkout too!

Beautiful trail. My dog loved it too

Sunday, May 28, 2017

A little moe hilly than was expecting. Nice trail.

Very kid-friendly, pleasant and pretty

exploring these trails
looks good for biking and walking

nice loop walk

Small and relaxing

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Excellent easy walk, just what is needed to relax.

trail running
Thursday, July 21, 2016

Did running/bird watching. Needs a few markers or signs in just a couple spots to show where the main trails are. That whole east side you're like feet from people's backyards. Other than that... pretty nice place. I really liked it further south by the mill.

mountain biking
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Great trails. But none are marked. Lots of side trails. Very confusing. Will give it another try tomorrow.

Nice easy trail. Lots of mini trails and great woodland scenery with Salt Creek on the side.

This is a nice easy and colorful trail.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Beautiful trail! Many side trails through the woods as well. Very well maintained. Good advice from below is to park off of Spring Rd.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Awesome trails and wonderful nature.

Great place to ride or walk around. It was not crowded when I went, had plenty of amenities, and easy access. I can see how it would be a little small if you were driving here to only ride at this place, but of you live close it's well worth the ride.

trail running
Saturday, June 07, 2014

I took my dog for a beautiful run on this trail. I'm glad I found it. We always ran the hammel woods trail (Shorewood) and I thought I wouldn't find anything quite as nice closer to downers. I was wrong. This was peaceful, wooded, with tranquil water to make the run wonderful.

Monday, November 04, 2013

Love this trail. Great place to walk your dog or go with small children. Trail is short but very pretty, definitely worth checking out.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Don't follow the driving directions. There is a new beautiful parking area off of Spring Road that has lots of parking, restrooms, and a visitor center. New bridges and trails add to the beauty of this place that is perfect for strolls or easy hiking.

Monday, March 26, 2012

great place for an easy nature walk close to home.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

You can park at the Grau Mill parking lot and walk by the mill under York Rd. This is a nice 3mile circle with a nature center next to Salt Creek.

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