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

We love the beauty of this park with the tall trees and pretty lake.

mountain biking
5 months ago

Small trek, simple. Nice connection loop if wanting few miles more. I did like it connects to major Aurora Branch trial. Very peaceful trail. Very well kept property.

walking
7 months ago

This is a small but nice little trail and my dog seems to love it so we go to it every now and then since it’s close to home. It’s a pretty trail if you like wildflowers and right now the wild geraniums smell wonderful

I grew up going to this trail and just visited again last week. Absolutely beautiful, well-maintained, and quiet. Lots of ducks and their ducklings this time of year, which was fun to see. Not a lot of leaves on the trees yet but that just meant there was a lot of sun :)

Good Rout. Some area do become off-road. Very nice and a long ride....

walking
Sunday, August 27, 2017

Narrow path through woods with wildflowers & foliage throughout, connects to Danada-Herrick regional trail and is super close to the equestrian center. Because paths are so narrow you get a different feel than on the wider trails, felt more like being in the woods!

Lovely place

trail running
Thursday, August 10, 2017

quiet, easy to reach. narrow trail, with some elevation. no bikes or horses allowed back here. Summer growth can encroach on the narrow trail, so expect some trouble with shorts on.

Love it

big , open and easy to follow the different trails

Sunday, June 25, 2017

this is the most scenic branch of the Illinois Prarie Path.

Wide open crushed gravel
paths

walking
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Great area, got married nearby!

trail running
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Great place for picnics and nature walks. Trails aren't very long but connect to much longer trails that continue out of the park. There's many places with tables and benches to sit around and enjoy the surrounding. As well as pavilions and old barns and such. Was lots of signs with info about them... I'm sure that interests some people. Hear they do all kinds of events here too. Is a lovely place.

trail running
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Nice, well kept trail. Crushed rock. Was crowded but i went on Sunday around 2:30 so, my own fault. There were a decent amount of other runners/walkers but the majority of people were riding bikes. Lots of beautiful views going from prairie to marshy to forest.

on Elgin Branch Trail

walking
Sunday, April 10, 2016

Nice easy trail we walked about 8 miles there and back.

mountain biking
Saturday, March 12, 2016

Good bike path from Carol Stream to the Elgin Casino 30 mile round trip 2 hours and you are moving.

trail running
Sunday, November 08, 2015

I ended up getting lost at this trail. But it was my very first trail run so I had to learn how to read trail maps and colors. And pay attention to the turns. Other than that. It was great. I was only going to run 9 miles and needed up running 14.21 because I got lost. Oops. Enjoy!

hiking
3 months ago

mountain biking
4 months ago

road biking
6 months ago

mountain biking
7 months ago

hiking
Saturday, November 25, 2017

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