On weekends May through October, its 190-foot-tall scenic overlook provides a bird’s-eye view of the landscape and the Chicago skyline. It’s a great spot to picnic or look for migratory birds. Greene Valley also offers 12 miles of marked trails, picnic shelters, an off-leash dog area, a model craft area, a youth-group campground and more.
Learn how to identify 11 different trees along the 1-mile self-guided Tree Trek footpath. Find out how to get started at the information sign south of the Thunderbird Road parking lot.
More than three-quarters of Greene Valley’s 12 miles of marked trails are open to hikers, bicyclers, horseback riders, and cross-country skiers.
The 190-foot-tall scenic overlook offers a bird’s-eye view of DuPage County and the Chicago skyline and is a great place to picnic, look for migrating birds or participate in Forest Preserve District programs. A road leads from the base of the hill to a parking lot at the top. In addition to great views, this retired landfill provides energy for thousands of area homes from the methane gas it produces.