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Ray Lake Forest Preserve Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

0.4 mile 0.7 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 6' 2 m
Descent: -4' -1 m
High: 794' 242 m
Low: 790' 241 m

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Max Grade: 1% (0°)

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0.4-mile trail that connects to a segment of the Fort Hill Trail and adjacent neighborhood trail connection.

Lake County Forest Preserves

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Spring · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Grass/natural surface trail

Need to Know

Access to Ray Lake trails are from the parking lots on Erhardt Road and Gilmer Road.

Description

Short grass/natural surface trail creates a small loop connecting to a portion of the Fort Hill Trail.

Flora & Fauna

Within Ray Lake are three wetlands, woodlands with predominantly bur oak, hickory and cherry trees, and sprawling grasslands enjoyed by a variety of bird species. Two peninsulas separate two large wetlands, and a hilly area along the northeast side of the preserve offers a scenic view of all three wetlands.

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