The Des Plaines Trail Passes Through A Dozen Nature Preserves In Illinois

If you love discovering new trails, there’s one in Lake County worth exploring. Along the length of the Des Plaines River is an incredible trail that cuts through 12 nature preserves. The Des Plaines River Trail and Greenway covers over 30 miles, winding its way through a variety of landscapes with river views almost the entire way. If you haven’t yet been on this trail for a hike or bike ride, you should make plans to go.


Have you explored any of the Des Plaines River Trail and Greenway? Let us know in the comments. For more information and to see a trail map, visit the Lake County Forest Preserves website.

If you enjoy long hikes or bike rides, try the Grand Illinois Trail. At 535 miles, it’s the longest bike trail in the state!

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