Sun Lake Forest Preserve Trail
ElevationAscent: 62' 19 m
Descent: -62' -19 m
High: 808' 246 m
Low: 781' 238 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (3°)
Popular runs nearby
Lake Defiance Trail
3.9 mi 6.3 km • Loop • 93 ft Ascent 28.33 m Ascent
Cuba Marsh Tour
5.5 mi 8.9 km • Loop • 81 ft Ascent 24.66 m Ascent
Deer Grove Forest Loop
9.6 mi 15.5 km • Loop • 274 ft Ascent 83.53 m Ascent
Hollows Conservation Area
3.6 mi 5.8 km • Loop • 133 ft Ascent 40.43 m Ascent
Galloping Hill Wildlife Loop
0.5 mi 0.7 km • Out and Back • 21 ft Ascent 6.49 m Ascent
The Chicago Outerbelt Route
208.3 mi 335.3 km • Loop • 1,652 ft Ascent 503.43 m Ascent
“A footbridge and 3.25 miles of gravel trails for hiking, bicycling, cross-country skiing, and wildlife observation.”— Lake County Forest Preserves
Features Birding · Lake · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
Need to Know
A footbridge and 3.25 miles of gravel trails provide access for hiking, bicycling, cross-country skiing, and nature and wildlife observation. Please keep dogs leashed and on trails at all times, and pick up after them.
Three spurs connect the main trail to a residential community, the Lake Villa Baseball Park and Longwood Centre Park, home to the historic Lehmann Mansion.
The property was acquired in various stages beginning in 1999. Much of the site's wetlands were previously drained and farmed.
Flora & Fauna
Through staff and volunteer efforts, more than 100 acres of prairie have been planted in the former agricultural fields. Natural water levels are being restored in the site's indigenous wetlands. Invasive plants have been removed and native seed planted. Additional plantings of prairie and wetland vegetation, and hundreds of native trees and shrubs provide valuable habitat for wildlife and rare plant species that occupy the preserve.
Land Manager: Lake County Forest Preserve