Glacial Park Trails

Ringwood, Illinois 60072

Glacial Park Trails

Glacial Park Trails Professional Review and Guide

"This 3,410-acre preserve and its visitor center are a true treasure for nature lovers: Within the park are glacial formations, varied habitats, a canoe trail, and over 8 miles of trails. In a short distance this hike passes through bog, marsh, prairie, sedge meadow, and oak savanna and across the backs of a couple of glacial kames, offering nice views and great wildlife spotting along an interpretive trail.

The trail starts off crossing a prairie full of wildfl owers, but in only 0.1 mile arrives at the first trail juncture. The trail to the left is a 0.2 mile trek out to Wiedrich Barn and an alternate trailhead, but you go right on Deerpath Trail, entering oak savanna. The trail shows some cedar chips but is mostly packed dirt and grass."

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Trail Information

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Trail Type
Skill Level
1.5 hours
Lost Valley Visitor Center, 6316 Harts Rd, Ringwood, IL 60072; (815) 678-4532;
Local Contacts
USGS Richmond; at trailheads and visitor center
Local Maps

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Jul 2018