Laona Heights Sugar River Colored Sands Sugar River Two Rivers Ferguson Hartley Memorial Trask Bridge Four Lakes Pecatonica River Pecatonica Wetlands Crooked River Grove Creek Seward Bluffs Klehm Forest Preserve Severson Dells Fuller Memorial Cedar Cliff Indian Hill Hinchliff Memorial Kilbuck Bluffs Trailside Kishwaukee Gorge South Kishwaukee Gorge North Rockford Rotary Kishwaukee River Oak Ridge Blackhawk Springs Deer Run Espenscheid Memorial McKiski County Line Kieselburg Roland Olson Stone Bridge Clayton Andrews Ledges Hononegah J. Norman Jensen Millrace Isle Macktown Atwood Homestead Forest Preserve Headquarters

Favorite Forest Preserve Hikes

Hiking and walking are the most popular activities in the forest preserves! All totaled, FPWC’s 44 preserves offer 100 miles of hiking trails in a wide variety of terrain.

With so many enticing choices, it’s hard to know where to begin! Click the links below for vivid descriptions, highlights, and maps of various forest preserve trails.

Blackhawk Springs Forest Preserve

Colored Sands Forest Preserve

Cedar Cliff Forest Preserve

Fuller Memorial Forest Preserve

Indian Hill Forest Preserve

Kieselburg Forest Preserve

Kilbuck Bluffs Forest Preserve

Kishwaukee Gorge North Forest Preserve

Kishwaukee River Forest Preserve (east)

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden

Oak Ridge Forest Preserve

Rockford Rotary Forest Preserve

Severson Dells Forest Preserve

Sugar River Forest Preserve