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      As an ecological mosaic of prairie, marsh and woodland communities, Aurora West Forest Preserve supports a host of native animals. The Kane County Department of Environmental Management has worked extensively on a stormwater retention project, here. In conjunction with the County’s project, the Forest Preserve District’s restoration efforts have involved restoring hydrology, recreating wetlands, reintroducing prairie plants, and removing invasive vegetation.

      There is an active volunteer stewardship program at Aurora West, offering many opportunities for citizens to get involved in habitat restoration.

      A multi-purpose trail, constructed with grant funding as an extension of the Mid-County Regional Trail, traverses the preserve and connects to the Virgil Gilman regional bike trail, originating in Aurora.

      This preserve includes a model aircraft field. Please note, while model aircraft and/or drones are permitted in the specific area referenced, they are not allowed outside of this area. The only other preserve locations where model aircraft and/or drones are permitted in the Kane County forest preserves are sections of Freeman Kame-Meagher Forest Preserve and Hampshire Forest Preserve.

      The preserve is designated as an off-leash dog area, but a portion of the preserve is off-limits for dogs. This restricted-use area is set aside for wildlife habitat protection. Please follow all Rules and Regulations regarding use of these areas.
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      Region Details
      • 2

      Region Status
      Local Trail Association


      Trails (view details)
      Trails Mountain Bike
      Trails E-Bike
      Trails Hike
      Trails Trail Running
      Trails Nordic Ski
      Total Distance
      3 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      4,331 ft
      Total Descent
      75 ft
      Total Vertical
      38 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      709 ft
      Ridden Counter

      Popular Aurora West Forest Preserve Trails

      Great Prairie Trail
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      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

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      • 1 rides

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      Activity Type Stats

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      Mountain Bike22 miles36 ft2,129 ft39 ft
      E-Bike22 miles36 ft2,129 ft39 ft
      Hike53 miles75 ft4,331 ft39 ft
      Trail Running53 miles75 ft4,331 ft39 ft
      Nordic Ski12 miles36 ft2,129 ft23 ft
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      • aurora west forest preserve activity log | embed map of Aurora West Forest Preserve mountain bike trails | aurora west forest preserve mountain biking points of interest

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