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Salt Creek Trail

Mccormick Ave., Brookfield, IL 60513
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This trail is fantastic

My husband and I ride bicycles together and this trail is one of our favorites. So many places to... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2017
Boise, Idaho
via mobile
Beautiful biking or jogging trail

Uncrowded, the well maintained wide path winds through The Chicago Forest Preserve. You can forget... read more

Reviewed October 11, 2017
Chicago, Illinois
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  • Average5%
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“forest” (4 reviews)
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Mccormick Ave., Brookfield, IL 60513
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Reviewed December 11, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I ride bicycles together and this trail is one of our favorites. So many places to hop on the trail and start from. We usually start at the zoo. We enjoy seeing all the wildlife: deer, ducks, geese, squirrels, chipmunks, etc.

Thank MinervaNichole
Reviewed October 11, 2017

Uncrowded, the well maintained wide path winds through The Chicago Forest Preserve. You can forget that you are near an enormous metropolis and immerse yourself in nature, but you can always take a break for food or beer in the friendly, mid-American, towns and villages...More

Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

Very nice path through the forest preserves that is great for biking, walking, even jogging. There are mile markers if you are looking to go a specific distance too.

Thank Crix B
Reviewed June 10, 2017

This popular trail is near my home and a treat to walk or ride my bike. For me, I prefer earlier in the day when it is not as crowded but it's just fine when throngs of dog walkers/bicyclists/runners/roller bladers/walkers are there sharing the trail...More

Thank ParisgalChicagoIL
Reviewed March 13, 2017

This review applies to the southern end of the trail running from Brookfileld to Oak Brook. This paved, well-marked trail follows the fairly substantial Salt Creek through the Cook County forest preserves. Much of the trial is in the woods away from traffic and development...More

Thank Dan M
Reviewed February 13, 2017

I recommend this beautiful trail (walk, run, ride bikes, skate). Abundant wildlife with beautiful views of Salt Creek.

Thank MichaelBrooke
Reviewed January 23, 2017

This is a trail in the woods. It is quiet, peaceful and serene. It's an easy trail. It's beautiful the way it goes along the creek. A day spent one the salt creek trail is an awesome day!

Thank 708katie485
Reviewed December 29, 2016

The Salt Creek Greenway Trail is a nearly 25 miles long. It runs from Busse Forest in Elk Grove Village to the Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield. Accessible in multiple communities along the trail. It also connects with the Illinois Prairie Path and the Great Western...More

Thank empress5
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Salt Creek and salt trail are excellent nature excursions. Easily accessed, we'll marked trail. Kayaking is a little.more difficult for entry and exit. But the wife and I always see plenty of deer, birds, beavers and other small critters.

Thank Frank Z
Reviewed September 23, 2016

Very nice little walking trail. When I was here, it was very well maintained and very enjoyable to stroll on this path.

Thank menbx5
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