Birding · River/Creek · Wildlife
Open 7 days a week from 5am - 11pm.
All unpaved trails used for running and cycling are closed when wet to prevent erosion and trail damage.
Dogs must be on leashes no longer than 6 feet.
Skateboards, long boards and all motorized vehicles (including hover boards) are prohibited at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
As with any forest trail, pay attention for roots and rocks in particular the southern portion of the loop.
This completely wooded section of the preserve typically sees less traffic than many of the other trails throughout the park. It is a nice loop that travels along a creek for a portion of the trail and can be reached from the Arbor Vista Trail
or from the Arbor Hills Loop
Flora & Fauna
The preserve is teeming with wildlife offering many viewing options especially for local bird life. The preserve is also blanketed in local prairie grasses and wildflowers (during appropriate seasons). A great place to grab the binoculars and guidebook to go enjoy some of the many local bird species. The preserve is also home to all manners of typical forest dwelling creatures, which does include snakes and healthy patches of poison ivy.
Shared By: John Shuttlesworth