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Morton Arboretum Hike

  • Jul 27, 2013 · 1:30 PM
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We will Hike the East Side. We will meet at the Big Rock Visitor Station (After you pay at the gate, continue on the left side of the road to P13).

We will begin hiking at 1:45 pm sharp. Children are welcome. No dogs are allowed at Morton Arboretum. Bring water and snacks.


The Morton Arboretum is a smoke-free environment. No smoking is allowed indoors or outdoors within the Arboretum.

Directions: From Chicago, take I-290 West to I-88. Follow I-88 for 10.5 miles until reaching IL. 53. The entrance to Morton Arboretum is just a quarter mile north on IL. 53, on the right.

Length: 5 miles

Configuration: 2 connected loops

Difficulty: Easy Scenery: Mostly covered

Surface: Woodchips, dirt Hiking

Time: 2.5 hours

Access: April-October (when Daylight Savings Time is in effect), 7 am- 7 pm November-March, 7 am - 5 pm

Facilities: Restrooms, benches, picnic tables, water, visitor center, cafe, arboretum shop, public phone

Maps: Maps available from the attendant at the gate.

Want to check out trees from places such as Korea or Appalachia? Or maybe you'd like to see a sampling of the 43 types of oak trees and 60 types of maple trees that grow here. Tree lovers could be kept busy for weeks exploring hundreds of types of trees grouped according to geographical origin, species, and habitat. Trees, however, are just part of the appeal of this place. The gently rolling terrain offers plenty of scenic beauty in the way of native woodlands, savannas, streams, marshes, and ponds.

Arboretum Admission Fees

$12 Adults ages 18–64 ($8 Wednesdays*)
$11 Seniors ages 65+ ($7 Wednesdays*)
$9 Youth ages 2–17 ($6 Wednesdays*)

*Wednesdays are discount admission!

Children under 2 are free Admission includes FREE parking! Members always enter for free with valid membership credentials

Visitor Center 9 a.m.-4 p.m. January-February 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March-April 9 a.m.-6 p.m. May-October 9 a.m.-5 p.m. November-December Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve at 3 p.m., and Christmas Day The West Pavilion of the Visitor Center for restroom access, Daily 7 a.m.-sunset

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  • A former member
    A former member

    What a nice hike in spite of the weather & mosquitos! Thanks for leading Lynn!

    July 28, 2013

  • Tom

    Lynn did a great job leading the hike today. Really enjoyed myself. Looking forward to more meetups!

    1 · July 27, 2013

    • Lynn

      Thanks Tom for your compliment. I hope to see you on future hikes with this group.

      1 · July 27, 2013

  • Lynn

    Thanks everyone who came out on this chilly summer day. It seemed like the group were energized and ready to take on the hike with much enthusiasm. The trail was slightly challenging since fresh mulch had been dumped onto the trail but not spread out…kinda like walking in sand. We even had a gentleman join us and now he is considering joining our meet up group. Yay!!
    Sorry for those hikers who were unable to attend but hopefully I'll see you at a future hike soon.

    1 · July 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I can't make it. See you next time!

    July 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    so sorry to cancel at last moment - was looking forward to this.

    July 27, 2013

  • Glenn

    Sorry, I am not going to be able to make it.

    July 27, 2013

  • Jerry F

    Something's come up. Can't go. Enjoy the great day.

    July 25, 2013

  • Donna

    Hi Enid. I just signed onto the group. I was taking a look at the upcoming meet-ups. Just a FYI..You have the start time on this one as 1:45 a.m. Not sure if that should be p.m. or if you might have meant 11:45 a.m. :)

    May 30, 2013

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