Directions: Take Route #56 [Butterfield Road] and turn onto Route #53 [ this is a stop light intersection]. The parking lot will come up on the left side of the road. The hiking group will meet near the information site.
Two lakes and the East Branch of the DuPage River make the 393-acre Hidden Lake Forest Preserve in Downers Grove an ideal place to fish, hike or just relax. The preserve is one of the few places in the county where visitors can hear spring peepers in the wooded ponds. It’s also home to King’s Grove, a remnant woodland of red, white, and bur oaks.
Over 2 miles of limestone trails wind through the preserve, making it a great destination for hikers, joggers, birders and other wildlife watchers.
Dogs are welcome at Hidden Lake but must be on leashes no greater than 10 feet in length.
Length of trail: 2 miles
Difficulty of hike: Easy
This hike will take about 1 hour to 1 & 1/2 hours to hike pending the pace the group sets. Please dress for the weather and bring snacks or at least a drink to stay hydrated.
Please check in with organizer for attendance.
If you are running late, please call my cell phone at[masked] so we know you are still coming to the hike. If you decide at the last moment to join the hike, please come and I can add you to the attendance after the hike.