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Klehm Forest Preserve

Carl & Lois Klehm Forest Preserve is the site of a world class arboretum and botanic garden. Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden operates many educational programs and events for the public throughout the year. Attractions include a botanical education center, a children’s garden, fountains and a wide variety of native and exotic trees and plants.

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Acres: 158.2
Access Road: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Pay Phones: No
Picnic Tables: 20
Shelterhouses: 0
Playground Equipment: No
Ball Fields: No
Horseback Trails: No
Hiking Trails(miles): 6.2
Paved Trail:2.2
Campground Sites: 0
Boat Launches: 0
Canoe Access: No
18 Hole Golf Course: No
Illinois Nature Preserve: No
Special Facilities: Arboretum Botanical Garden, Shop, ADA accessible
Donated Land: Yes
Natural Areas: No
All reservations subject to the GENERAL USE ORDINANCE.

Trail Map

Download a printable trail map here.


2715 S. Main Street, Rockford, IL 61102

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden is located on South Main in Rockford, south of Michigan Avenue, north of Harrison Avenue.