Morton Arboretum Loop
ElevationAscent: 176' 54 m
Descent: -175' -53 m
High: 778' 237 m
Low: 668' 204 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 5% (3°)
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“A rolling hike through a diverse woodland.”— Kristen Arendt
No running allowed on the trails of Morton Arboretum.
From the visitor center, start out on Meadow Lake Trail to connect to the Main Trail Loop 1. Once on the Main Trail Loop 1 you'll hike past areas designated for rare plants, honeysuckle, viburnums and magnolia.
Continuing on the Main Trail Loop 2, you'll hike through groves of mature buckeyes, oaks, lindens, maples and beeches. In the fall, this section of the hike is gorgeous. The Main Trail Loop 3 and Main Trail Loop 4 make up the eastern half of the hike looping around the East Woods.
The trail eventually loops back along the Main Trail Loop 1, highlighted by forests of non-native tree species from Korea, China and Japan. Be sure to stop by the visitor center post-hike to learn more about the history of the arboretum.
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Land Manager: The Morton Arboretum