Visitors can choose to explore the high ground, where mowed paths through the upland woods showcase an impressive display of spring wildflowers. Or, they can choose the low-lying areas, where they’ll find that wetlands and the banks of the West Branch DuPage River host an interesting array of marsh vegetation and wildlife. The preserve is a popular birding spot, known for hosting migrating warblers.
West DuPage Woods has a 1-mile loop from the main parking lot and a 2-mile loop from the Elsen’s Hill parking lot. Both offer a variety of terrain and are popular for hiking, cross-country skiing and horseback riding.