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

County Line

The preserve is a natural area suitable for bird-watching. Access to the preserve is located on Ipsen Road. To get to the preserve, follow the trail from the parking area under overhead electric transmission lines, across private property and under the I-90 bridge.

Acres: 158.7
Access Road: Yes. Located on Ipsen Road in Belvidere
Restrooms: Yes
Drinking Water: No
Picnic Tables: No
Shelterhouse: No
Playground Equipment: No
Ball Fields: No
Horseback Trails: No
Hiking Trails(miles): 2.2
Campground Sites: No
Boat Launch: No
Canoe Launch: No
18 Hole Golf Course: No
Special Facilities: No
Illinois Nature Preserve: No
Natural Area: Yes

Trail Map

Download a printable trail map here.


7530 Ipsen Road Belvidere, IL 61008

Located between Interstate I-90 and U.S. Highway 20 in Cherry Valley east of Mill Road Parking and the hiking trail to access the preserve are located at 7530 Ipsen Road in Belvidere. The parking area is located north of U.S. 20 and south of Newburg Road. The parking area can be reached by either road.