We will meet in front of the visitor's center. Organizer will be holding a Meetup Sign. We will begin hiking at 10:15 am or sooner, if every one is present. We will walk to Big Rock Visitor Station, where our hike begins.
PLEASE CHECK IN WITH THE ORGANIZER, WHEN YOU ARRIVE.
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