“Experience waterfalls and forest in the heart of suburbia.”
— Andy P
Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall
Lots of benches along the way make good spots to let your kids rest.
While this little trail system is right next to the expressway, don't let that deter you. The sound of passing cars is almost instantly hidden by the flowing creek and the amazing Postcard Waterfalls (one of the most photographed waterfalls around!). Along the way, enjoy very easy hiking and well-groomed trails.
Starting from the parking area near the expressway, follow Glen Road across the train tracks to reach the beginning of the trail network. Upon reaching your first junction, head right on the Perimeter Trail
to follow pleasant forests along Allen Creek. A short ways down the trail, make a right at the Postcard Falls Overlook Spur
to catch a glimpse of the gorgeous waterfall.
After enjoy the waterfall, the Perimeter Trail
winds its way through more forest before reaching a junction with the Long Woodchip Trail
. Make a right here to follow the trail to a junction with the Short Woodchip Trail
. Take a right to make your way around the loop, passing two junctions with the Stone Dust Loop Trail
to find the northern end of the Short Woodchip Trail
. From here, it's only a quick jaunt down the Short Woodchip Trail
to the junction with the Long Woodchip Trail
and the return to the parking area.