Forest Glen Woods

Garter snake at Forest Glen Woods.

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Location & Things to Do

Forest Glen Woods


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.

Picnic Groves

  • Accessible Grove #1
    (with shelter)
    • Accessible May 1 to October 31.
    • Distance to parking: 84 ft
    • Distance to accessible portable bathroom: 80 ft
    • Capacity: 300 people
Event Permits PageGrove PDF Map of Forest Glen Woods


Year-round: Sunrise to Sunset

Closures & Alerts


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


Paved & Unpaved

Estimated Total Length

36.7 miles


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.