Forest Preserves

Forest Preserves in DuPage County

Each year more than 4 million visitors enjoy the Forest Preserve District's nearly 26,000 acres, 145 miles of trails and 60 forest preserves. That’s why we work hard to ensure these areas continue to offer great ways for you to "Take 5" to improve your mood, reduce stress and lead a healthier life! 

DuPage forest preserves are open daily from one hour after sunrise until one hour after sunset, unless otherwise posted. Some preserve parking lots and amenities are unavailable for the winter season, Dec. 1, 2017 ‒ Feb. 28, 2018. Information about our seasonal amenities and availabilities (link) are posted and also available on the preserves’ web pages.