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This is one of the many recreational areas maintained by Cook County. It has bike and walking trails, picnic areas, etc. It does gave a reputation of attracting groups that may include gang members, so avoiding it after dark is advised.
We were RV camping at the adjacent Camp Reinberg, and the employee there suggested we take a walk/run through the preserve. What an unexpected pleasure it was! I never expected such an expansive, varied, and beautiful natural area right in the suburbs. It is obviously...More
Deer Grove is a great Forest Preserve with many trails. If you like to bike it has a 2.7 mile paved trail at Hicks and Dundee in Palatine and many mountain bike trails also. The west side of the Forest Preserve has many hiking and...More
There is a lot going on here with the bike/walking path, animal watching, picnics, etc. It's nice that they have the forest preserves where we can enjoy a little of nature. Surprisingly not very crowded unless they are having a big event. Not the best...More
This is one of my favorite parks. It has it all: magnificent views, relaxing atmosphere. It you like biking, you can take either small loop ( 2.5 easy ride) or big loop ( 7.5 mile ride with challenging elevation).
Great fresh air and sometimes a view of wild life
You can actually get a two mile run from here amidst bicycles walkers and runners
Close to health club draws many exercise gurus but not too crowded
Avoid st dusk mosquito could be very hungry