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Trail Maps

Preserves are open 6:30 AM to sunset. Some facilities remain closed and all in-person education programs, volunteer projects, and special events have been canceled or modified in response to COVID-19 concerns. Follow CDC guidelines for safe social distancing.Virtual education programs and school field trips are available.

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Interactive Trail Map

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––more than 10% of all the land in Lake County, and it's packed with opportunities for you to explore.

Navigate Your Next Adventure

Use our interactive trail map to help navigate your next adventure in a forest preserve near you. Exercise, relax and spend quality time outdoors along 208 miles of trails in peaceful, natural settings. For a map and chart of amenities for all preserves, download our Countywide Map and Guide brochure below. 

Launch the Interactive Trail Map.    Countywide Map and Guide


Expand Your Experience

Use our Expand Your Experience map to locate trails featured in our fall 2020 issue of our Horizons magazine. Each of these suggested trails provides a unique outdoor experience, along with nature and history snippets. We’ve mapped out different routes within each quadrant of the county to provide a good mix of locations and landscapes for any season of the year. Depending on how far you wish to travel, you can choose a shorter route or a longer excursion. There are options for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. Tell us about your expanded experiences on social media @LCFPD.

Expand Your Experience Map


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