The site navigation utilizes arrow, enter, escape, and space bar key commands. Left and right arrows move across top level links and expand / close menus in sub levels. Up and Down arrows will open main level menus and toggle through sub tier links. Enter and space open menus and escape closes them as well. Tab will move on to the next part of the site rather than go through menu items.

Cross-Country Skiing

After a snowfall, the Forest Preserve's trails are not cleared so 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.

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