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.
Learn about the County Greenways and Border-to-Border trail.
Independence Lake offers a paved multi-use 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.
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.
Jogging is offered at the Recreation Center on the 1/12th mile track. The track is closed from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday for cleaning. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian when on the track.
Learn about the North and South Lyndon Parks.
Learn about the Osborne Mill Preserve.
Rolling Hills offers a variety of trails including