Hidden Pond Woods

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Locations & Things to Do

Hidden Pond Woods-West

Entrance

96th Ave, north of W 95th St
Cook County, IL 60480
(near Willow Springs)

Hours

Year-round: Sunrise to Sunset

Closures & Alerts


Hidden Pond Woods-East

Entrance

S Kean Ave, north of W 95th St
Cook County, IL 60480
(near Willow Springs)

Hours

Year-round: Sunrise to Sunset

Closures & Alerts


Trails

Palos Trail System

The extensive and varied Palos Trail System winds through rolling hills and deep ravines, providing beautiful views of the surrounding landscapes.

Location: Hickory Hills, Justice, Palos Hills & Willow Springs

Surface

Unpaved

Estimated Total Length

42.1 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

Hidden Pond Woods offers a variety of delights, all within a short walk of the parking lot. The southern portion is oak woodland with small wetlands. The northern half is largely prairie, growing in increments year by year as more ground is reclaimed by volunteer efforts. Restoration activities include the removal of invasive species like honeysuckle and buckthorn, and the collection and distribution of seeds of desirable native plants.