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Deer Grove Forest Preserve

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Located in Palatine, Deer Grove was the first preserve acquired by the Forest Preserves of Cook County. Since 1916, it has grown to 1,800 acres that include trails, a sledding hill, a model airplane field, Deer Grove Lake and the newly-revitalized Camp Reinberg.

A vast, looping trail system makes it easy to access the preserve's diverse habitats. Four miles of paved trails and 10 miles of unpaved trails create ample space for extended runs or hikes. A paved 2.8-mile loop in the eastern portion of the preserve connects to a 1.2-mile segment at the western edge. Additional unpaved trails, including a 5.4-mile loop and a 2.6-mile loop, run throughout. Cyclists can access Deer Grove Trail at West and East parking lots, and equestrian trailer parking is available at Deer Grove West.

Deer Grove is home to diverse habitat. Volunteers have restored large swaths of upland forest, wetlands, ravines, savannas and prairies. Throughout the preserve, numerous wetlands attract an interesting variety of wildlife.

The Deer Grove trail system offers plenty of opportunities to get out and connect with nature, whether for an entire day or just an hour.

Deer Grove Forest Preserve Biking

  • 15 Miles 24 Kilometers of Trail
  • 0 Recommended Routes
  • 9 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 0 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 0 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Deer Grove Forest Preserve - 9

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5.7 mi 9.1 km #1Yellow Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Deer Park, IL
Easy/Intermediate
Deer Park, IL
2.8 mi 4.5 km #2Brown Loop
Intermediate
Kildeer, IL
Intermediate
Kildeer, IL
1.6 mi 2.6 km #3Orange Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Deer Park, IL
Easy/Intermediate
Deer Park, IL
2.9 mi 4.7 km #4Paved Loop
Easy
Kildeer, IL
Easy
Kildeer, IL
0.1 mi 0.2 km #5Purple Trail
Easy
Deer Park, IL
Easy
Deer Park, IL
0.3 mi 0.5 km #6Black Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Deer Park, IL
Easy/Intermediate
Deer Park, IL
1.3 mi 2.0 km #7Paved Trail
Easy
Deer Park, IL
Easy
Deer Park, IL
0.1 mi 0.2 km #8Green Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Deer Park, IL
Easy/Intermediate
Deer Park, IL
0.3 mi 0.5 km #9Blue Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Deer Park, IL
Easy/Intermediate
Deer Park, IL

Photos of Deer Grove Forest Preserve - 11

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Right before you get back to where Yellow Loop and Orange Loop cross near the parking lot on the southwest corner of the park
Nov 30, 2017 near Inverness, IL
First mile on the Yellow Loop.
Nov 30, 2017 near Inverness, IL
Start of the Yellow Loop.
Nov 30, 2017 near Inverness, IL
Trail End
Nov 10, 2020 near Deer Park, IL
Trail End
Nov 10, 2020 near Deer Park, IL
Trail Start
Nov 10, 2020 near Deer Park, IL
Access Trail to Hillside Rd
Nov 19, 2020 near Deer Park, IL
Near trail start
Nov 11, 2020 near Deer Park, IL
Trail Start.
Nov 11, 2020 near Deer Park, IL
The swamp is my favorite landmark on this trail.
Nov 10, 2020 near Deer Park, IL
Trail Start
Nov 10, 2020 near Deer Park, IL