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Prairie Wolf Forest Preserve Trail

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Loop trail for hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing, including a self-guided nature trail.


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0.7

Miles

1.1

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Runnable

660' 201 m

High

657' 200 m

Low

5' 1 m

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6' 2 m

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Features Birding · Fishing · Lake · River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Need to Know

The entrance is on Half Day Road (Route 22) east of Waukegan Road (Route 43).

The separate Dog Park entrance is on Waukegan Road (Route 43) south of Old Mill Road and north of Half Day Road (Route 22). An annual or daily permit and a dog are required for use.

Description

This preserve features a 20-acre wetland, wet prairie and adjacent oak woodlands, a 1.75-mile trail for hiking, bicycling, and cross-country skiing, and a 1-mile self-guided nature trail.

Please keep dogs leashed and on trails at all times, and pick up after them.

The Prairie Wolf Dog Park is also located here, with a separate entrance on Waukegan Road. An annual or daily permit and a dog are required for entry.

In the early 1970s, the Lake County Forest Preserves moved to save 150 acres of land north of Old Mill Road. Additional land was purchased between 1976 and 1979.

Flora & Fauna

In the early 1990s, a number of community groups joined us to formulate a plan to restore rare and valuable wetlands at the slough. With the help of hundreds of volunteers ranging from school children to seniors, we've restored an old agricultural field to habitat for native species. Hundreds of volunteers have planted more than 61,000 plants to provide habitat for birds, frogs, turtles and other animals.

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Lake County Forest Preserves

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lovely day for a tour
Jun 14, 2020 near Bannock…, IL
from the south side, a beautiful day!
Jun 14, 2020 near Bannock…, IL

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