Take a hike!
With over 100 miles of trails across 11 park sites, we have a hiking path that's perfect for you!
Looking for a map of the trails? Each park has a page with an interactive map located at the bottom of each page.
- 2+ miles of easy hiking trails
- 1 mile bark chip loop running from the visitor center, over to the school house, back around the log cabin and up along the backside of the barn.
- 1.5 mile trail around the perimeter of the back 80 acres. A hilly mix of open fields with some woods. (mixed use, pedestrian and horses!)
- 5+ miles of moderate hiking trails
- Please be aware, most Deep River trails do not loop, and can be wet when the river is high.
- 2.5 miles of wooded trails north of the visitor center. (parking access at Wood's Historic Grist Mill lot, or County Line Road entrance-- Hiker and horse only access to Sulky Track area)
- 2.6 miles of mixed use trails north of Ainsworth Rd. at Big Maple Lake.
- For an easier walk-
- Explore the grounds around Wood's Historic Grist Mill along the brick path.
- Venture up to Big Maple Lake and walk the new gravel trail around the lake.
- 3 miles of easy hiking trails
- Accessible boardwalk entrance into trail system
- Flat, looped trails throughout the dune and swale topography.
- Due to the significant natural habitat, we ask please no pups, horses, bikes, or off-trail activities at Gibson Woods. Thank you for helping us preserve this special environment.
grand kankakee marsh
- 30 miles of easy, flat trails
- Mixed use trails along levees through woods, along the river, and into wetlands
- Trails may be wet when water is high
- Closed during hunting season.
- 2 miles with a short hard surface trail surrounding the playground
- About 1/2 mile through natural wetlands with native vegetation that attracts numerous wildlife
- Additional trails near the swimming and fishing lakes lead to the Little Calumet River.
- 1 mile paved trail around Lemon Lake and the surrounding woods
- 5+ miles of primitive trails in hilly terrain provides a varied view of open and wooded areas.
oak ridge prairie
- 5 miles of natural surface trails in flat terrain through woods, marsh and prairie overlooking the water.
- Oak Ridge Prairie is the trailhead for the Oak Savannah Trail. USBR Number 36*
oak savannah trail
- 10 miles of asphalt trail from Oak Ridge Prairie County Park to the Prairie Duneland Trail at the Lake/Porter County Line Road in Portage.
- Trail goes through savannahs, remnant prairies, wetlands, lakes, parks, and residential neighborhoods. USBR Number 36*
- 8 miles of trails, with both flat and hilly terrain.
- Interior trails are mostly wooded with a couple of them leading to ponds.
- 3 mile perimeter trail is a mixed use horse/pedestrian trail April through December. It is closed to equestrians in the winter.
- 1 1/4 mile asphalt trail follows the lake edge with flat terrain.
- The east side of the trail is wooded.
- While Bellaboo's is under construction, trail does not loop.
turkey creek golf course
- Golf with a pull cart and walk the course (during off peak times).
cedar creek golf course
- Cedar Creek features an executive 9 hole course with approximately 1 mile of cart trails. Pull a cart for enjoyable exercise.
erie lackawanna trail
- About 1 1/2 miles of this 12-mile asphalt trail are maintained by the Lake County Parks.
- Currently roadway access is available from Oak Ridge Prairie; however future plans include a connection between the Oak Savannah Trail and the Erie Lackawanna Trial from Oak Ridge Prairie.