Deer Grove Hike

  • July 13, 2013 · 10:45 AM
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We will begin hiking at 11:00 am sharp. Dogs and children are welcome. Bring water and snacks.

The yellow trail was wet and muddy on 1/19/2013. Be prepared for any thing. Wear appropriate footwear. Bring extra shoes and maybe a pair of socks to change out of later.


From Chicago, follow I-90/I-94 northwest. After I-94 splits north, follow I-90 for 16 miles to IL 53. Head north for 6.3 miles on IL 53. At North Dundee Road (IL 68), turn left (west) and proceed for 2.9 miles to North Quentin Road. Turn right (north) on North Quentin Road and continue for 0.4 miles until you see the entrance to the preserve on the left. Once you turn left, then turn right at the stop sign and continue to go all the way to the end of the second parking lot on the left. Do not go to the third parking lot. Our hike is near the second parking lot.

Click on link for trail map:

The plan is to hike the yellow and red loops as follows:

  1. Orange trail
  2. Purple trail (right)
  3. Yellow trail (right)
  4. Black trail (left)
  5. Red trail (left)
  6. Black trail (left)
  7. Yellow trail (left)
  8. Purple trail (right)
  9. Orange trail (left)

Length: 5.6 miles
Hiking Time: 2 hours
Configuration:  Two Loops
Difficulty: Easy
Scenery: rolling woodland, ravines, streams, and wetland
Exposure: Shaded
Surface: Old pavement, dirt, and some gravel

The rolling landscape at Deer Grove is blanketed with thick groves of oak, hickory, and maple. Mixed in with the dense forest are ravines, marshes, ponds, and the occasional stream straddled by picturesque old limestone bridges.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a great time. Deer Grove is beautiful!

    July 14, 2013

  • Linda L.

    Sorry I won't be able to make the hike tomorrow but hope to join one soon

    July 12, 2013

  • Jayne

    I'm so sorry but I have to bow out of this one ... a commitment with work came up. :( Will keep my eyes peeled for next time! Have fun!

    July 12, 2013

  • Fritz

    It's a maybe on waiting list for another event

    July 10, 2013

  • Ana S

    I may be able to attend

    July 8, 2013

  • Diane

    Yes is tentative but hope to make this one.

    July 8, 2013

  • Farha A S M.

    Anyone planning to drive from the city?

    July 3, 2013

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