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 4.0 (14)

A multi-use crushed limestone path around the Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve


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Map Key

9.6

Miles

15.5

KM

Doubletrack

774' 236 m

High

602' 183 m

Low

274' 84 m

Up

281' 86 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Family Friendly Wide paths and gentle gradients make this trail a great option for families with children.

Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve is open year round from one hour after sunrise to one hour after sunset.

Description

Nearly 10 miles of crushed limestone trail runs through the roughly 2,500 acre Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve that surrounds the Argonne National Laboratory. Along the Main Trail, you'll pass a model airplane field and a scenic overlook of the Des Plaines River. You can also take a side trip along the Rocky Glen Trail to see a waterfall constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.

The trail tends to be well kept, and riders will enjoy the gently rolling terrain.

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Shared By:

Eric Ashley

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  4.0 from 14 votes

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  4.0 from 14 votes
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The entire loop is this crushed limestone trail!
Aug 4, 2019 near Darien, IL

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Oct 5, 2019
Micah Howard
10.4mi — 1h 20m
Aug 4, 2019
Michael Stevens
Flat even trails with some steep climbs and quick float downhills
Oct 8, 2018
M C
Sep 16, 2018
Joevenford Gelera
Jul 28, 2018
Alex I
Be careful on curves. It was a pretty crowd at the beginning of the trail. 10mi
Jul 25, 2018
Randy Von Zee
0h 40m
Jun 10, 2018
Jesse Dean Willowbrook
Jun 3, 2018
Kurtis Nelson