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The Deer Grove Trail is one of several great Chicagoland trails located in properties of the Forest Preserve of Cook County. Deer Grove is the oldest of all the Cook County preserves. It's comprised of rolling upland forest interspersed with wooded ravines and wetlands. The Deer Grove Trail affords views of all these natural features. Its western section is through dense forest. Much of its eastern section circles a large wetlands area.
Deer Grove actually has two trail systems: The paved trail for pedestrians, cyclists and cross-country skiers; and an even longer unpaved trail for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians. Deer Grove has a large open area for gatherings and picnics, and even a model airplane flying field. At Quentin Road, there is an excellent and recently renovated campground facility directly adjacent to the trail and open to its users. The Forest Preserve's Camp Reinberg has restrooms, water and a small convenience store.
Another asset of the Deer Grove Trail is its direct connection with the popular northern section of the Palatine Trail. Together these two trails afford eight and a half miles of natural and urban trail use.
The largest parking area and main entrance to the trail area of the Forest Preserve is east of Quentin Road, off Dundee Road at Pepper Tree Drive. There is also parking at the end of the park road west off Quentin Road.
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