Hike the Waterfall Glen Trail

Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve

Distance

9.5 Miles

Elevation Gain

961 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Mountain Biking, Running, Skiing, Snowshoeing, Hiking

Skill

Advanced

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

Dog Friendly
Forest
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife

The Waterfall Glen Trail is a 9.5 mile loop that is filled with hikers, runners, mountain bikers, and dog lovers. The trail is very scenic, featuring marvelous waterfalls and lots of melodious frogs.

This trail is recommended for use from March - November, but is great for cross country skiing in the winter. The trail is covered with packed down gravel, and is sometimes used by equestrians. 

Photos: Nicholas Tonelli

Community Photos

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Waterfall Glen

Very nice, fairly even trail. We walked to the falls on a hot day. Next time would consider biking this trail.

Distance

9.5 Miles

Elevation Gain

961 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Mountain Biking, Running, Skiing, Snowshoeing, Hiking

Skill

Advanced

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

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