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Preserves and Trails
Select a preserve from the list below to find out more about its location, history, and activities offered.
Improved Preserves
Improved preserves feature developed improvements such as trails, picnic pavilions, and more.
Braidwood Dunes and Savanna Nature Preserve
Colvin Grove Preserve
Evans-Judge Preserve
Forked Creek Preserve - Ballou Road Access
Forked Creek Preserve - Butcher Lane Access
Forked Creek Preserve - Forsythe Woods
Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve
Hadley Valley - Bruce Road Access
Hadley Valley - Gougar Road Access
Hadley Valley - Route 6 Access
Hammel Woods - Crumby Recreation Area
Hammel Woods - DuPage River Access
Hammel Woods - Route 59 Access
Hickory Creek Preserve - Hickory Creek Barrens
Hickory Creek Preserve - Hickory Creek Junction
Hickory Creek Preserve - LaPorte Road Access
Hunters Woods
Isle a la Cache
Joliet Iron Works Historic Site
Keepataw Preserve
Lake Chaminwood Preserve
Lake Renwick Preserve - Copley Nature Park
Lake Renwick Preserve - Heron Rookery Nature Preserve
Lake Renwick Preserve - Turtle Lake Access
Lambs Woods
Laughton Preserve
Lockport Prairie Nature Preserve
Lower Rock Run Preserve - I&M Canal Access
Lower Rock Run Preserve - McClintock Road Access
McKinley Woods - Frederick's Grove
McKinley Woods - Kerry Sheridan Grove
Messenger Marsh
Messenger Woods Nature Preserve
Monee Reservoir
O'Hara Woods Preserve
Prairie Bluff Preserve
Raccoon Grove Nature Preserve
Riverview Farmstead Preserve
Rock Run Preserve - Black Road Access
Rock Run Preserve - Paul V. Nichols Access
Rock Run Rookery Preserve
Runyon Preserve
Sauk Trail Reservoir
Sugar Creek Preserve
Teale Woods Preserve
Theodore Marsh
Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve
Vermont Cemetery Preserve
Veterans Woods - Roy F. Hassert Grove
Veterans Woods - Traders Corner
Whalon Lake
Wolf Creek Preserve
Trails
Our trails offer miles of scenic paths on which you can exercise and enjoy nature.
Centennial Trail/I&M Canal Trail
DuPage River Trail
Hickory Creek Bikeway
Joliet Junction Trail
Lake Renwick Bikeway
Old Plank Road Trail
Plum Creek Greenway Trail
Rock Run Greenway Trail
Route 30 Bikeway
Spring Creek Greenway Trail
Tall Grass Greenway Trail
Veterans Memorial Trail
Wauponsee Glacial Trail
Dog Parks
A dog park is a special kind of preserve that allows off-leash dog exercising in designated areas.
Forest Preserve Dog Parks
Unimproved Preserves
Unimproved preserves serve to protect natural resources and do not have developed access.
Alessio Prairie
Birds Junction Marsh
Black Walnut Creek Preserve
Briscoe Mounds
Caton Farm Preserve
Deer Creek Preserve
Donohue Grove Preserve
DuPage River Confluence Preserve
Fiddyment Creek Preserve
Hastert-Bechstein Preserve
Huyck's Grove Preserve
Jackson Creek Preserve
John Wesley Preserve
Kankakee Sands Preserve
Kraske Preserve
Lake of the Woods Preserve
Lily Cache Wetlands
Lockport Loop Trail
Lockport Prairie East Preserve
Moeller Woods Preserve
Plum Valley Preserve
Plum Valley Ravines
Potawatomi Woods Preserve
Prairie Creek Preserve
Romeoville Prairie Nature Preserve
Sand Ridge Savanna Nature Preserve
Thorn Creek Headwaters Preserve
Thorn Grove Preserve
Vincennes Trail
Walnut Hollow
Wayne Lehnert Preserve
Visitor Centers
Environmental Learning Center
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
Isle a la Cache Museum
Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Visitor Center
Monee Reservoir Visitor Center
Plum Creek Nature Center
Sugar Creek Administration Center
 
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