Hike 16 miles of trails among 1,700 acres of woodland, wetland, and prairie. Walk at a leisurely pace on a paved path around Meadow Lake. Explore the various trails that take you deep through our east and west sides. Venture deep into the woodlands on Heritage Trail. Walk nine miles of scenic paved roads, or go off-trail hiking through the Conifer Collection.
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)