A three-mile multipurpose trail meanders through the preserve, connecting to trails in Mallard Lake and West Branch forest preserves and the Bartlett Park District. Off-Leash Dog Area
Dogs with valid Forest Preserve District permits can enjoy the 34-acre off-leash dog area, which is located on Bittersweet Drive just south of Stearns Road. It includes an area for small and large dogs. Rules for the area are posted at the preserve. Owners must have their dogs’ permits in their possession when in the off-leash area; dogs must be leashed in all other areas of the preserve. The area is open during regular preserve hours; it is closed on Tuesdays until 10 a.m. for routine maintenance.
Purchase a permit online
or call Visitor Services Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at (630) 933-7248.