Shagbark Nature Preserve

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Trail Distance: 1.1 miles
Time Estimate: 20 min
Elevation Gain: 1 foot
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Easy
Parking: Free
Route Type: Out-and-back
Restroom: Yes
Description

The Shagbark Nature Preserve is your ticket to strolling fun in the village of Round Lake Heights, Illinois. Located in the northeast corner of the state, this preserve is part of the former Carl Englehart Farm located here.

Shagbark Nature Preserve offers a trail for hikers and bicyclists in a low-key, residential area, so it is the perfect getaway to spend some quality time with your fur-ever friend without being too far away from big-town amenities. You can immerse yourself in nature with a stroll on this pup-friendly trail that offers shade from large, mature trees. The ground is covered in small bark-chips and is relatively level, so it can be traversed by all pup-abilities. It is especially welcoming to elderly pups and those dogs needing to lose a bit around the middle!

It is the perfect place to be in the summer or winter months, as the trail is maintained year-round for your and your fur-ever friend’s enjoyment. Take a leisurely stroll with Fido on leash and relax on the provided benches stationed throughout the entire length of the trail. It is quiet here which allows some time to reflect and enjoy each other’s company. Be sure to visit the small pond on site and let your pup marvel at the ducks and geese that live here.

Other amenities provided just outside the trail include a playground for the kiddies and various courts and fields for the sport enthusiasts. You will also find restrooms and drinking fountains on site so all you need to bring is clean up bags to keep this trail pup-tastic! 

Head to Shagbark Nature Preserve where you and your pup will stay in tip-top shape on their provided nature trail.

Trail Features
Easy Incline
Scenic
Cautions & Considerations

The busiest time for visitors is during the morning hours, before noon. Because you are in a wooded area, be advised it might be wise to bring insect repellent.

Address
1940 N Lotus Rd
Round Lake, IL 60073
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Address
1940 N Lotus Rd
Round Lake, IL 60073
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset