You'll be taken in by this preserve's rolling hills and scenic vistas. Two fishing piers extend onto 33-acre Timber Lake inviting you to cast a line or just enjoy the view. Two separate entrances and trail systems are divided by Timber Lake.
In total, Raven Glen has 6.8 miles of trails. At Raven Glen East there is 4.5 miles of trail for hiking and cross-country skiing, 2.8 miles for biking and 4 miles of trails for horseback riding (including a 1.3 mile grass trail separated from the gravel biking trail). Trails at Raven Glen's west entrance (2.1 miles total) are open for hiking, bicycling and cross-country skiing. Trails east and west of Timber Lake do not connect.
A short section of the Millennium Trail runs along the preserve's eastern edge. A new pedestrian tunnel under Route 45 safely connects Raven Glen to neighboring 501-acre Ethel's Woods Forest Preserve. Combined, these two large preserves create a natural greenway corridor for better land management, wildlife protection and expanded outdoor recreation opportunities.
Please keep dogs leashed and on trails at all times, and pick up after them. Learn about our off-leash Dog Parks (permit required).