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      At 300 acres, this is the second largest of our county forest preserves. A playground, miles of trails and two picnic shelters border the parking lot. An easy access canoe launch enters the river at the bridge to the adjoining Kishwaukee River State Fish and Wildlife Area. Prairie plantings and row-crop fields skirt the half-mile long paved handicapped access trail, which terminates at the sedge meadow overlook deck. The sedge meadow is the largest relatively intact prairie remnant in our preserves. Many uncommon plant species thrive there, and, along with lots of other reptiles and amphibians, the rare and elusive Smooth Green Snake makes this place its home. Most of the preserve is forested floodplain, including a scenic grove of Swamp White Oak trees. Endangered mussels live in the river, and Potawatomi Woods is a destination for Smallmouth Bass fishermen. A one mile hike north will get you to a bridge across Kingsbury Creek, and into the MacQueen Forest Preserve.
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      Region Details
      16 hike trails

      Region Status
      Open as of Jul 3, 2022
      Local Trail Association

      Hike Stats

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      Trails (view details)
      Trails Horse
      Trails Hike
      Trails Nordic Ski
      Total Distance
      4 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      1 mile
      Total Descent
      43 ft
      Total Vertical
      26 ft

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Horse72 miles23 ft1 mile26 ft
      Hike164 miles43 ft1 mile26 ft
      Nordic Ski164 miles43 ft1 mile26 ft
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      • potawatomi woods forest preserve activity log | embed map of Potawatomi Woods Forest Preserve mountain bike trails | potawatomi woods forest preserve mountain biking points of interest

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