Hiking

Visitors hiking on a paved trail
Hike 16 miles of well-tended, mulched, pedestrian-only trails that let you wander safely among scenic vistas, deep woods, prairies, and wetlands. Walk at a leisurely pace on a paved path around Meadow Lake. Explore the various trails that take you deep through our PDF iconEast Side (PDF) and PDF iconWest Side (PDF). Venture deep into the woodlands on Heritage Trail, a trail the starts at Parking Lot 13 and takes you to Big Rock, a 14-ton granite boulder.


Many visitors prefer to see the grounds by hiking because it lets them experience nature up close, in new and intimate ways. 

Named the best hike in Illinois by Business Insider. (2016) 
 

Hiking Trail Map

 PDF icon Hiking Map (PDF)