Waterfall Glen

This hike will cover the 9.5 mile loop that surrounds Argonne National Laboratory in southern DuPage County (Darien) and is part of the County's Forest Preserve System. It’s an easy trail of crushed limestone but there are no real shortcuts on the loop. 

~ hiking distance: 9.5 miles

~ hiking pace: 3+ mph

~ hiking time: 3+ hrs

~ hiking difficulty: easy terrain

Directions: From Chicago city take I-55 west (signage may read south but you will be heading southwest) past both 294 and 83 (Kingery Highway) to Cass Avenue. Take Cass Avenue south to Northgate Road (I think it’s the 2nd right), right on Northgate and then 400 feet to the parking lot. We’ll meet at one of the picnic tables between the trailhead sign and the restrooms.

We will meet at 11:30. Bring water and a snack for the trail.

Read the waiver in the files section. By attending this hike you and your guests agree to the terms and conditions of this waiver. The waiver is also on this link: http://files.meetup.com/227397/Windy%20City%20Hikers%20Waiver.pdf

More information about this forest preserve can be found at: http://www.dupageforest.com/preserve.aspx?id=4224

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  • Bridget

    Great Hike, again...thanks Kurt!

    January 12, 2013

  • Anthony

    First time there...very nice. Thanks Kurt. see ya again.

    January 12, 2013

  • Barbara L J.

    It was a great hike. I really enjoyed it!

    January 12, 2013

  • Nina

    fantastic!

    January 12, 2013

  • Lyle W.

    Always like this hike

    January 12, 2013

  • May

    Hello, Do you have monthly meetings? I'm new to this meet up and would like to join some of the hikes. I work every other weekend and it's a shame I can't attend this coming Saturday's hike. maybe you'll do the same trails again on alternative weekends.

    January 10, 2013

    • kurt

      I try to lead hikes at least monthly during the winter with no set schedule. Waterfall Glen is nice but there are lots of other nice places to walk so unlikely that I'll go back there soon.

      January 11, 2013

  • Test E.

    Hi
    New to this meet up, and I was wondering if you have any shorter trails planned as I am a beginner...

    January 11, 2013

    • kurt

      Hi, I am not planning any shorter walks. You may want to look into Windy City Explorers or other meetup groups for shorter walks.

      January 11, 2013

  • May

    Hello, Do you have monthly meetings? I'm new to this meet up and would like to join some of the hikes. I work every other weekend and it's a shame I can't attend this coming Saturday's hike. maybe you'll do the same trails again on alternative weekends.

    January 10, 2013

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