Volo Bog Interpretive Trail

Grant Township, IL
Length: 0.50 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

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0.5 mile trail including a floating boardwalk through a northern bog. The boardwalk has informative signs along the path describing what’s around. The floating walkway is fun for kids. The hike through the bog is fascinating and informative- not to mention the fun of bouncing along the floating path. Observation tower was cool but the highlight was the blind they built just for bird watching and photography.  It’s most enjoyable during the spring and fall, during the summer (because it is a bog) the mosquitoes can get very aggressive, but a good repellent goes a long way. It’s a fairly easy trail, but part of it is on a boardwalk/alligator walk which can be a bit unsteady. It’s a very diverse trail and goes through prairie, wooded area, and lovely meadows. It also has a nice overlook built in an out-of-the way spot.


Trail Submitted by Laura Raffin

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, and Summer
Surface type Mixed
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains Yes
Bathrooms Yes
Cell reception Excellent
Pet friendly No
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Boardwalk, Mud Puddles, and Wildlife Viewing

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

Free parking at entrance to forest preserve. Boardwalk is a short walk from parking lot. Very well marked.

Trail Contributor

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