Birding · Fall Colors · Lake
Closed for one weekend in August for the Palos Meltdown mountain bike race.
Need to Know
Water is available in the Bullfrog Lake Campground office.
The loop is 100% runnable.
The trail ranges from winding, rooty singletrack to wide, limestone horse trail to a short paved section near Archer Avenue.
Start at the Bullfrog Lake parking area and head out on the Blue Trail North
. A bigger downhill leads you to the intersection of the Green Trail
. Take the right fork at the Green Trail
along a wide horse path to another fork with the Orange Loop
. Take the right fork again and the trail switches back to singletrack.
Keep following the Orange Loop
all the way to Wolf Road Woods parking area and through the picnic area to the horse trail section of the Orange Loop
. Follow the orange trail to another fork where you'll take the right fork to the Green Trail
. Follow the singletrack down a grassy hill back to the Bullfrog Lake parking area.
This area has a lot of mountain bike traffic, so be vigilant as bikers may be coming from either direction.
Flora & Fauna
It's very common to see squirrels, garter snakes, chipmunks and deer on this route. In the winter, you'll see the occasional coyote.