Blackwell Forest Preserve


Blackwell Forest Preserve* in Warrenville, Illinois, has everything an outdoors fanatic could want.

Hikers, bicyclers, horseback riders and cross-country skiers can enjoy more than 6 miles of turf and limestone trails, including a convenient route to the Illinois Prairie Path. Trails around the McKee Marsh area feature two observation decks, a bird blind, and signs that describe the history and ecological significance of the marsh.

*Due to the popularity of this site and over-crowding during the pandemic from increased visitation, DuPage residents and the Forest Preserve District respectfully ask that you keep this on your list for future travel inspiration. With 60 forest preserves in DuPage County, there are many hidden gems for exploration. Visit for more information. Please be respectful of our natural resources and everyone who wants to appreciate their respite and beauty: pick up pet waste, do not leave trash, and be mindful of trail etiquette.

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