Jurgensen Woods

At Jurgensen Woods, enjoy a walk through a gorgeous wooded nature preserve on the banks of Thorn Creek.


About Jurgensen Woods

An unpaved trail winds through the woodlands at Jurgensen Woods, allowing visitors to access and enjoy the Jurgensen Woods Nature Preserve. Picnic shelters are available among the site’s open spaces and parking is available on site.

Please note: there is no paved connection to the Thorn Creek Trail System from the parking lot at Jurgensen Woods. While the trail runs through this preserve, consider parking at the adjacent Sweet Woods Forest Preserve if you’re looking to access the paved trails.

The Thorn Creek trail system connects multiple forest preserves and offers over 20 miles of paved and stone trails. These trails wind past lakes and wetlands, and through woodlands abundant with birds and wildlife.

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