|Address:||24830 N St Marys Rd, Mettawa, IL 60045, USA|
Info for runners: its flat, only crushed rock paths. It is not for hiking nor does it resemble natural woods but it is one of the better options around here to run. It is clearly all man made between two highways. The loop around the ponds are like little tracks which are nice to run around (I think 9 loops is a 5K etc.) All the trails are very short so if you want to run more than 15 minutes you will have to go back and forth or go from one trail to another and do them all (see map).
A leisurely jogging or biking spot near Chicago. Nothing spectacular, but one of the better choices for these types of activities in the area.
Beautiful Forest Preserve. Fishing ponds. Educational paths. Places for bonefire and outdoor barbecue. Playground for kids.
Not hard (no hills) but still a beautiful place for trail running. Very wide unpaved trail, not a singletrack.
A forest preserve adjacent to Des Planes river. Parking with facilities and good trails
Nice place for a picnic if you do not mind some mosquitoes.
Excellent trail. Love my afternoon runs here.
Great site for family pics and for running
one of my all time favorites
Awesome nature walk