Due to the sensitivity of the site's natural resources, dogs are not allowed in the nature preserve.
Amenities and Activities
Thorn Creek Woods features 2.45 miles of natural surface trail, ideal for hiking/running.
Thorn Creek Woods features the Thorn Creek Nature Center, which was converted from a historic 1862 church and is managed by the Village of Park Forest. The Nature Center offers nature education opportunities for families. Learn more about Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve
and Nature Center on the Friends of Thorn Creek Woods' Web site.
Programs and Events
A variety of fun and educational public programs are hosted at Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve throughout the year, including nature hikes and workshops. View upcoming programs.
Photograph Courtesy of Stephen White
Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve is located on Monee Road, north of Stuenkel Road in Park Forest.