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Hickory Creek

East Branch
East Branch Trail Webpage: 
http://www.fpdwc.org/hickorylaporte.cfm
Trail Distance: 
2.3 miles
Trail Surface: Asphalt
Type of Use: Fat Tire, Leisure
Towns: Frankfort, Mokena
County: Will
Intensity of Use: Unknown
Setting: Creek, Wooded
Connecting Trails: Old Plank Trail, 
Directions for parking: Parking is available from LaPorte Road, 1 mile east of Wolf Road.  Trail parking is at the south end of the south parking area..

West Branch

Trail Webpage: http://www.fpdwc.org/hickoryplank.cfm
Trail Distance: 
3.7 miles
Trail Surface: Asphalt, Natural Turf
Type of Use: Fat Tire, Leisure
Towns: Frankfort, New Lenox, Mokena
County: Will
Intensity of Use: Unknown
Setting: Creek, Wooded
Connecting Trails: Old Plank Trail, Hickory Creek Bikeway-East Branch
Trail Maintained By: Forest Preserve District of Will County 
Directions for parking:
 Parking is available from Route 30, 1 mile west of Wolf Road (it is by a bike overpass) and  from School House Road, 1/4 mile north of  Route 30 in New Lenox.  Old Plank Trail access is available from the Route 30 lot by heading south for 1/32 mile.
Park Hours: Sunrise to Sunset.

Trail Map:

 

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Rider's Comments: The Forest Preserve District of Will County's largest site is 1,800-acre Hickory Creek Preserve south of Mokena and north of Frankfort. The creek that bears its name runs through the preserve traveling west to the Des Plaines River. The preserve is divided into two sections by Wolf Road. The eastern section includes a 1.8-mile asphalt hiking and biking trail, as well as two short packed-earth and mowed turf hiking-only trails (.9 mile) that loop off the main trail.

Hickory Creek is home to the forest preserve district's Environmental Learning Center. Adult educational workshops are offered here year-round covering a wide variety of environmental subjects. Call (708) 479-2255 for more information.


For Detailed Information Contact: 
Forest Preserve District of Will County


For Calendar of Events in Surrounding Communities Contact: 
Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry

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