Waterfall Glen Trail Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"While following this winding trail through the diverse and sometimes rugged landscape at Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve, you’ll encounter dense stands of oak and pine, a generous number of ponds and cattail marshes, a prairie, and a small waterfall. Just past the halfway point is an overlook of the Des Plaines River valley and the nearby community of Lemont.
Waterfall Glen surrounds Argonne National Laboratory, one of the U.S. Department of Energy’s largest research facilities. Operated by the University of Chicago, Argonne and its previous incarnations have been involved in high-level national research, including the Manhattan Project. In more recent years, much of the research has been focusing on extremely bright X-ray beams."