Waterfall Glen Main Trail
ElevationAscent: 259' 79 m
Descent: -259' -79 m
High: 772' 235 m
Low: 603' 184 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (3°)
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“This trail is a multi-use crushed limestone path around the Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve.”— Ron Thomas
Early on you'll pass the infrequently used Tear-Thumb Trail. A few more miles brings runners past a model airplane field and then a scenic overlook of the Des Plaines River. There's also a worthwhile side trip along the Rocky Glen Trail to see the waterfall constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930's.
Maps are generally available at the trailheads, but the route is fairly straightforward and easy to travel. When you've reached the end of the loop simply head back to your car.
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Land Manager: Forest Preserve District of DuPage County