Trail Run Project Logo

Yellow Loop

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

5.7 mile 9.1 kilometer loop
100% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 212' 65 m
Descent: -211' -64 m
High: 881' 268 m
Low: 774' 236 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (4°)

Dogs

Leashed
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

An unpaved loop trail through scenic rolling woodlands, over bridges, and near deep ravines.

Forest Preserves of Cook County

Features Birding · Lake · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This trail will guide you through scenic rolling woodlands, over bridges, near deep ravines and onto other trail routes.

The entrance is in the west parking lot, located on the north side of Dundee Road, east of the Northwest Highway. Trail information and comfort stations are available at this entrance.

A number of restaurant options are east on Dundee Road, within a few miles of Deer Grove West.

Run this trail?

We need help with the following missing trail information:

Need to Know, Flora & Fauna, Runner Notes

Contacts

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

Nov 11, 2018
Catie Kuhlman
5mi
Apr 8, 2018
Bob Veierstahler
48:57 5.5mi
Jun 25, 2017
Mysticmerl1 None
5.7mi
Sep 28, 2016
P.J. Pethalsky
Great little trail. Perfect for a lunch run. 5.4mi — 0h 44m
Aug 2, 2016
Dan Schreiber
9.1mi

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 8 votes

#7793

Overall
  4.0 from 8 votes
5 Star
38%
4 Star
25%
3 Star
38%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#104

in Illinois

#7,793

Overall
9 Views Last Month
887 Since Mar 18, 2016
Easy/Intermediate

20%
60%
20%
0%
0%
0%

Photos

Right before you get back to where Yellow Loop and Orange Loop cross near the parking lot on the southwest corner of the park
Sep 28, 2016 near Inverness, IL
Around mile 4 on the Yellow Loop.
Sep 28, 2016 near Deer Park, IL
Start of the Yellow Loop.
Sep 28, 2016 near Inverness, IL
Common snapping turtle near the trail.
Mar 18, 2016 near Deer Park, IL
A little further up on the Yellow Loop.
Sep 28, 2016 near Deer Park, IL
First mile on the Yellow Loop.
Sep 28, 2016 near Inverness, IL

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running