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Rock Run Preserve

Explore a 16-mile trail loop through the Joliet area starting from Rock Run Preserve.

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About Rock Run Preserve

There are two access points to Rock Run: from Black Road and the Paul V. Nichols Access. Rock Run Preserve protects a diversity of habitats, including forest, prairie, wetland and a portion of Rock Run.

Wildlife found at the preserve includes the snapping turtle, Chicago garter snake and more than 100 bird species.

The preserve is also home to more than 500 plant species, including the violet, buttercup, mint, and aster.

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