As principal guardian of Lake County’s open space and natural areas since 1958, we manage nearly 31,000 acres of land for conservation, recreation and education––about six percent of all the land in Lake County, and it's packed with opportunities for you to explore.
Navigate Your Next Adventure
Use our trail maps to help navigate your next adventure in a forest preserve near you. Exercise, relax and spend quality time outdoors along 202 miles of trails in peaceful, natural settings. Find regional trail connections on the Lake County Division of Transportation's bicycle map. View a map of water trails in Northeastern Illinois.
For a map and chart of amenities for all preserves, download our Countywide Map and Guide brochure.
Before heading out, click the button below to check the current status (open/closed) of trails, underpasses and preserves.
Check Status of Trails and Preserves