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Need to Know
The preserve is located in Antioch near the Wisconsin border. The entrance is on Hunt Club Road just north of Edwards Road.
Pine Dunes features rolling hills and beautiful panoramic views of prairie, savanna and oak-hickory woodlands.
The preserve offers 2.8 miles of gravel trails along with four boardwalks, three scenic overlooks, a drinking fountain and a toilet. Trails here are open to hiking, bicycling, cross-country skiing and horseback riding. Please keep dogs leashed and on trails at all times, and pick up after them.
The trails at Pine Dunes connect to the Des Plaines River Trail
along Russell Road to Van Patten Woods Forest Preserve in Wadsworth. Eventually, trails here also will connect to our regional Millennium Trail.
Flora & Fauna
Pine Dunes is one of five preserves and one state natural area that comprise a 5,300-acre regional trail and greenway in northern Lake County near the Wisconsin border.
Described by our natural resource experts as "some of the finest rolling topography found in Lake County," Pine Dunes features a pristine mix of prairie, savanna and oak-hickory woodlands, as well as scenic streams, marshes, sedge meadows, vernal ponds and other wetland communities.
Approximately 70 percent of the land is upland habitat, while the remaining 30 percent is wetland communities. The Illinois Wildlife Action Plan and Chicago Wilderness have identified these habitats as critical nesting and foraging areas for a variety of birds and other wildlife species.
Shared By: Lake County Forest Preserves