The 1,366-acre Blackwell Forest Preserve in Warrenville is one of DuPage County’s most popular forest preserves and has been named one of the best in the western suburbs on numerous occasions.
Looking for the best trails in Blackwell Forest Preserve for a challenging hike or a family outing? AllTrails offers three excellent hiking trails, as well as biking and running trails. Enjoy hand-curated trail maps, as well as reviews and photos from other nature enthusiasts.
Are you prepared for your next hike or bike ride? Explore one of the two family-friendly hiking trails in Blackwell Forest Preserve. Looking for a more challenging hike? We’ve got you covered with trails ranging in elevation gain from 14 to 52 meters. Whatever you have planned for the day, Blackwell Forest Preserve has the perfect trail for you.
The gently rolling hilly terrain of Blackwell attracts a variety of native wildlife, including wild turkeys, deer, bald eagles, great blue herons, coyotes, red foxes, and muskrats. North of Mack Road, Blackwell’s McKee Marsh has trails and two vernal ponds where amphibians like the northern leopard frog breed. Foraging birds include the wood duck, blue-winged teal, and solitary sandpiper.
Most Blackwell trails are suitable for walking, jogging, biking, cross-country skiing, or horseback riding. Galron Sliding doors are situated in Naperville and ready to provide its services to you 24/7. You can contact them at Please park your horse trailer at the McKee Marsh lot on Mack Road and avoid riding in picnic areas, campgrounds, or other developed areas if you bring one.