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Cross-Country Skiing

The Forest Preserve's trails are not cleared after a snowfall so that when snow covered, they become ideal for cross-country skiing.

Cross-Country Skiing Regulations

When cross-country skiing, please be aware of other trail users, and exercise proper judgment for the safety of everyone.

Slower traffic should stay to the right of the trail. Do not block the trail. Use no more than half of the trail width when in a group, and be sure to watch and listen for other trail users.

Additional regulations apply. For more information, download the District's General Use Ordinance No. 124 or call 815.727.8700.

Photograph Courtesy of Glenn P. Knoblock

You can enjoy this activity at the following locations:

Preserves
Centennial Trail/I&M Canal Trail (Romeoville/Lockport/Joliet)
Colvin Grove Preserve (Joliet)
DuPage River Trail (Naperville/Shorewood)
Evans-Judge Preserve (Wilmington)
Forked Creek Preserve - Ballou Road Access (Wilmington)
Forked Creek Preserve - Forsythe Woods (Wilmington)
Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve (Beecher)
Hadley Valley - Bruce Road Access (Homer Glen)
Hadley Valley - Gougar Road Access (Joliet)
Hadley Valley - Route 6 Access (Joliet)
Hammel Woods - Crumby Recreation Area (Shorewood)
Hammel Woods - DuPage River Access (Shorewood)
Hammel Woods - Route 59 Access (Shorewood)
Hickory Creek Bikeway (New Lenox/Mokena)
Hickory Creek Preserve - Hickory Creek Barrens (New Lenox)
Hickory Creek Preserve - Hickory Creek Junction (Mokena)
Hickory Creek Preserve - LaPorte Road Access (Mokena)
Hunters Woods (Frankfort)
Isle a la Cache (Romeoville)
Joliet Iron Works Historic Site (Joliet)
Joliet Junction Trail (Joliet)
Lake Chaminwood Preserve (Minooka)
Lake Renwick Bikeway (Plainfield)
Lake Renwick Preserve - Turtle Lake Access (Plainfield)
Lower Rock Run Preserve - I&M Canal Access (Joliet)
Lower Rock Run Preserve - McClintock Road Access (Joliet)
McKinley Woods - Frederick's Grove (Channahon)
McKinley Woods - Kerry Sheridan Grove (Channahon)
Messenger Marsh (Homer Glen)
Messenger Woods Nature Preserve (Homer Glen)
Monee Reservoir (Monee)
Old Plank Road Trail (Park Forest/Frankfort/Mokena/New Lenox/Joliet)
Plum Creek Greenway Trail (Crete)
Prairie Bluff Preserve (Lockport)
Riverview Farmstead Preserve (Naperville)
Rock Run Greenway Trail (Joliet)
Rock Run Preserve - Black Road Access (Joliet)
Rock Run Preserve - Paul V. Nichols Access (Joliet)
Rock Run Rookery Preserve (Joliet)
Sauk Trail Reservoir (Frankfort)
Spring Creek Greenway Trail (Homer Glen/New Lenox)
Sugar Creek Preserve (Joliet)
Tall Grass Greenway Trail (Naperville)
Teale Woods Preserve (Joliet)
Theodore Marsh (Crest Hill)
Vermont Cemetery Preserve (Naperville)
Veterans Woods - Roy F. Hassert Grove (Romeoville)
Veterans Woods - Traders Corner (Romeoville)
Wauponsee Glacial Trail (Joliet/Manhattan/Symerton/Wilmington)
Whalon Lake (Naperville)
Wolf Creek Preserve (Naperville)
Visitor Centers
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center (Channahon)
Isle a la Cache Museum (Romeoville)
Monee Reservoir Visitor Center (Monee)
Plum Creek Nature Center (Beecher)
Sugar Creek Administration Center (Joliet)
 
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