Brookfield Woods

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Location & Things to Do

Brookfield Woods

Hours

Year-round: Sunrise to Sunset

Closures & Alerts


Trails

Salt Creek Trail System

The Salt Creek Trail System’s paved and unpaved trails run along the Des Plaines River, Salt Creek and Brookfield Zoo, offering visitors views of a glacial valley, gravelly moraine and Salt Creek’s unique pool and riffle environment.

Location: Brookfield, Forest View, La Grange Park, Lyons, McCook, North Riverside, Oak Brook, Riverside, Westchester & Western Springs

Surface

Paved & Unpaved

Estimated Total Length

16.4 miles

Hours

Year-round: Sunrise to Sunset

Closures & Alerts

*Please be a courteous trail user: Follow posted signs and our trail rules and etiquette.

a volunteer throwing invasive brush onto a fire at Brookfield Woods
Photo by Elsa Anderson.

Volunteer Opportunites

Join the energetic Brookfield Woods volunteers and help restore local natural areas. Enjoy a few quality hours outside and learn to identify and remove invasive species that threaten biodiversity in the preserves.