Hiking/Jogging/Walking/Nature Trails

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Most WCPARC parks have trails providing places to hike, walk, jog and enjoy the beauty of nature.  Because of the disturbance to nature classes and wildlife, recreational/exercise jogging is not allowed on paths labeled as Nature Trails.  

County Greenways & Trails

County Farm Park (Britton Woods and Children's Meadow trails)
     Fitness Trail                                 length: 1.4 miles round trip

Independence Lake
Independence Lake offers a paved multiuse path as well as nature trails.  The paved path passes through wooded areas, travels over marshes and follows the edge of the lake, making it a very scenic path well worth the walk.  The paved path is approximately two miles in length and is great for jogging, walking, riding or rolling.

Boardwalk at Independence Lake

More than three miles of trails take you through wetlands, woodlots and prairie areas with rare plant species. They offer great birding opportunities.  A special place to visit on your hike is the observation tower.  This tower overlooks a scenic wetland offering great views of wildlife.  There is something for everyone who loves nature.

Multiuse trail at Independence Lake

Meri Lou Murray Recreation Building      length: 12 laps per mile
Jogging is offered at the Recreation Center on the 1/12th mile track. The track is closed from 1:30 - 2:00 p.m. Monday - Friday for cleaning.  Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian when on the track.

North & South Park Lyndon 

Osborne Mill

Parker Mill

  • Paved multi-use trail (leads to Gallup Park)   length: 1 mile one way
  • Hoyt G. Post Trail
  • Sugarbush Trail
    NOTE: Jogging is prohibited on the Hoyt G. Post Trail (walking only).


Rolling Hills offers a variety of trails including: 
     • 1.8 miles of paved surface for walking, biking and rollerblading
     •  3-mile soft surface hiking trail with two observation decks and rolling terrain
     •  3/4-mile nature trail winding throughout tall trees
     •  1/2-mile of the nature trail is fully accessible. In winter, the paved trail is cleared.

 Paved Trails  RH Paved Trails  RH Nature Trail
 Rolling Hills Park Trails Photos

 

 

 

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