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Activities at your forest preserves

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Snowmobiling

Embrace winter by snowmobiling wide-open, snow-capped trails at forest preserves throughout Lake County. Nearly 24 miles of trail are designated for snowmobiling. These trails are groomed and patrolled by our staff and volunteers. 

Snowmobile Trails

Preserve trails designated for snowmobiling include:

A 4-inch snow base and frozen ground is required in order to open the trails. Snowmobilers should use caution and watch for trail route signs along all Forest Preserve snowmobile trails. When conditions allow, snowmobile trails are open from 6:30 am–11 pm, Sunday through Thursday, and 6:30 am–midnight, Fridays and Saturdays.

Snowmobile Trailer Parking

The following snowmobile trailer parking lots are open extended hours for snowmobilers:

Trail Courtesy

As snowmobilers sometimes share our many multipurpose trails with others who want to enjoy the outdoors, please follow these rules of common sense and courtesy:

  • Ride on the right.
  • Allow space on the left for others to pass.
  • Alert others when passing from behind.
  • Keep on marked trails.
  • Control your speed at all times and be prepared to slow down when approaching other trail users.
    • Use additional caution when around horses.
    • Snowmobiles must yield to hikers, cross-country skiers and equestrians.
 

Guide Information

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Resources

Illinois Association of Snowmobile Clubs

Information about joining a local snowmobile club, how to order a regional snowmobile trail map and more.

Rules and Regulations

All activities on District property are subject to the Lake County Forest Preserve Rules and Regulations.

 
Snowmobilers and sign, image (c) Chip Williams
 

Snowmobiling Locations

Des Plaines River Trail and Greenway
Fourth Lake
Grant Woods
Lakewood
Nippersink
Raven Glen
Rollins Savanna
Sedge Meadow
Sedge Meadow Canoe Launch (Wadsworth Road)
Van Patten Woods
Van Patten Woods Canoe Launch (Russell Road)