Forest Glen Woods

Garter snake at Forest Glen Woods.
Garter snake at Forest Glen Woods.

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Location & Things to Do

Forest Glen Woods

Entrance

N Forest Glen Ave, north of N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60630

Things to Do & Amenities

  1. Indoor bathroom open April 1 to October 31 depending on weather conditions.
  2. Portable bathroom open November 1 to April 30 depending on weather conditions.

Hours

Year-round: Sunrise to Sunset

Closures & Alerts


Trails

North Branch Trail System

The North Branch Trail System offers paved and unpaved trails along approximately 20 miles of the North Branch of the Chicago River, making it a premier biking route in the northern suburbs.

Location: Chicago, Glenview, Morton Grove, Niles, Northbrook, Northfield, Skokie & Winnetka

Surface

Paved & Unpaved

Estimated Total Length

36.7 miles

Hours

Year-round: Sunrise to Sunset

Closures & Alerts

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

Volunteer Opportunities

This unique woodland, savanna, and floodplain ecosystem is an important corridor for migratory birds. Help remove invasive plants, collect and distribute native seeds, and reduce erosion issues.