Thorn Creek Woods Hike

Park Forest, Illinois 60484

Thorn Creek Woods Hike

Thorn Creek Woods Hike Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This lightly used nature preserve is a gem: after exploring the ravines, the pine plantations, the wooded hills, and the streams surrounded by bottomland forest, you may enjoy a visit to the former country church that now serves as a nature center.

The hike starts in the backyard of the nature center, on a gravelly path that immediately crosses a bridge over an intermittent stream. No dogs allowed. A bird checklist is available for free at the nature center."

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Trail Information

Park Forest
Nearby City
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
1 hour
Trails open daily, sunrise–sunset; nature center open Friday–Sunday, noon–4 p.m
Local Contacts
Posted at all trail junctions, available at the nature center, and online at; USGS Steger, IL
Local Maps

Trail Log