Greenbelt Forest Preserve Trail
ElevationAscent: 31' 9 m
Descent: -8' -3 m
High: 715' 218 m
Low: 690' 210 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 3% (2°)
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“Part of a 1.3-mile loop trail with connections to two parking lots and two neighborhood trail connections.”— Lake County Forest Preserves
A second parking lot is located on Dugdale Road, just south of 10th Street in Waukegan. Use this lot to access trails and fishing on the east side of the preserve.
Tucked into Lake County's most urban area is this island of green. A surprising array of birds, wildflowers and landscapes are found here, and the amenities are clean, safe and well-designed.
The site also is home to the Greenbelt Cultural Center, a versatile facility designed with help from the public. The Center hosts community events and educational programs.
The preserve offers five miles of trails for hiking, four miles of trails for bicycling and cross-country skiing, and a one-mile self-guided nature trail. Please keep dogs leashed and on trails at all times, and pick up after them.
This is a fairly open landscape of oak groves, wetlands and prairie. Like most natural areas in this region, Greenbelt has felt the effect of 150 years of settlement. We're nursing it back to health with success. Once again you can find wildflowers such as shooting stars, blue-eyed grass and mayapples here.
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Land Manager: Lake County Forest Preserve