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Nice trip to the woods

Great trail for hiking or biking. Can be a bit strenuous in certain sections but nothing the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Art S
Waterfall Fun

We took our three year old daughter here to play in the waterfall. We parked on Cass Ave right near... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Krissy W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great trail for hiking or biking. Can be a bit strenuous in certain sections but nothing the average biker cannot handle. Best for hybrids and mountain bikes, Slightly misnamed since the "waterfall" is no more than 4 - 6 feet tall at its' highest point....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took our three year old daughter here to play in the waterfall. We parked on Cass Ave right near the gate and only had to walk about 600 yards to get to the waterfall as opposed to walking the nine mile loop. My daughter...More

1  Thank Krissy W
Reviewed June 27, 2018

Our group agreed to meet on the east side of the park on Bluff. The signage was poor, so the parking lot was difficult to find. One person got lost and missed the hike. The parking lot was smallish, but well maintained, with a outhouse,...More

Thank Jeanne M
Reviewed May 28, 2018

We took a walk at Waterfall Glen, it was beautiful. We walked to the waterfall and then continued along Sawmill Creek. It was a warm day but there were many walkers and bikers along the trails. We had a wonderful day there.

2  Thank IllinoisTravelbug
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Waterfall wasn't quite as fancy as it looks in some of the photos (but still quite unique to the area) but the terrain and variety of trails made up for it. An oasis of piece in a loud, built up metropolitan area. Peaceful, hilly, water,...More

3  Thank Antony T
Reviewed January 31, 2018 via mobile

I love this place. We bike here a lot. The trails are well maintained and can be challenging esp big Bertha hill!

Thank Nelob
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

Waterfall Glen has some nice trails in a suburban location. It isn't too far from my residence and when it's a nice day out the trail is packed with people enjoying the outdoors.

Thank Garet P
Reviewed July 26, 2017

Lovely trail so close to Chicago.. the trail is about 11 miles with lots of greenery. The waterfall is beautiful and a cool place to relax. There is one stretch of trail of about half a mile with no shade whatsoever. This will drain you...More

1  Thank winner1821
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Challenging bike ride. Nice trails and scenery. Well kept paths even after storms. I like to bike here and have been doing so for years.

Thank mgssts63
Reviewed June 18, 2017

Beautiful trails of varying terrain make up this park, with the waterfall area being great for kids or just to sit by. Very peaceful; great for dogs. Signage is very good, so that you know where you're going. Beware, parking can be tough, but there's...More

2  Thank Neo603
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Spenser P
June 21, 2018|
Response from IllinoisTravelbug | Reviewed this property |
Not at Waterfall Glen, it’s a nice stream but no other waterfalls.
June 3, 2018|
Response from IllinoisTravelbug | Reviewed this property |
You exit 55 at Cass Avenue. Pass the first parking area immediately south of 55 and continue on Cass to the second parking area. The waterfall area is a short walk from parking loop. It is very shallow. There were kids... More
October 14, 2016|
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Response from mickiet2015 | Reviewed this property |
If you are specifically looking to see the waterfall, it would be best if you park in the lot off Cass Avenue.