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I downloaded Zoe Palko’s recording because I wanted to walk about 3 miles. This trail is a real treat with its ever changing landscapes. Part forest, part meadow, then some tall reeds, then flowers, a few swamp areas, its not boring! This trail is located off of Mack road 1 . 2 miles west of Winfield rd. Its on the north side of Mack. McKee is part of Blackwell forest preserve, something I never knew until tonight. No trail is closed except the regional trail which intersects with this one.

walking
bugs
5 months ago

This is a great trail, with pretty birds and scenery. However, be sure to check yourself and your dogs for ticks after this trail.

hiking
closed
5 months ago

Closed after about 1.5 miles for the remainder of 2019

Nice loop on the north side of Blackwell. Wide variety of birds.

Very nice peaceful trail. Not much shade, so bring sunscreen. Lots of ticks, so be prepared for yourself and your pets.

Unique terrain. But not rugged, or much shade.

started on a specified trail then took a detour over to Mount Hoy.. Then went back down and followed the fishermen's trail back to the detour trail and then backtracked till we were back to the original trail. Then we went the rest of the way which leads to a recently controlled burn area you can walk through.. It was a long hike with a lot of changing scenery. As the seasons change it will be a joy to visit!

mountain biking
Thu Sep 06 2018

Really like it is one of my favorites.

running
Thu Aug 23 2018

Great for walking, running and biking. One of our favorites for many years.

Didn’t realize we’d be in full sun before heading out on a summer day - so I’d recommend going early morning or evening.... beautiful surroundings and saw many butterflies and birds. Gravel trail - so would be nice for biking.

walking
Wed Mar 21 2018

Nice walk with minimal other dogs and people. Plenty of open space easily accessible off the trail to take my owner through the forest or across the prairie. Have your owner bring poo bags and carry them back out to the trash can at the parking lot. There were even restroom facilities for my owner.

This trail is only the McKee Marsh area. Blackwell is actually south and east of the outlined trail. Refer to the listing for “Regional, Bobolink, and Catbird” for Blackwell forest preserve.

bird watching
Mon Feb 05 2018

At Blackwell’s McKee Marsh, the 13,000-year-old skeleton of a woolly mammoth — one of the oldest finds of its kind in northeastern Illinois — was discovered in 1977.

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