Hours
Open daily one hour after sunrise until one hour after sunset
Stats
Acres
1,172
Location
Hanover Park, IL
Trails
5.6 Miles
Features
Parking
Habitats
Lake/Pond/
Waterway
Prairie/
Grassland
Wetland
Woodland
Activities
Hiking Horseback Riding Off-Leash Dog Areas Wildlife Watching Winter Activities
 

Hawk Hollow

A gently rolling landscape covered with grassy meadows, accented with mature woodlands, dotted with fens, and bisected by a river – that’s what visitors will find at Hawk Hollow Forest Preserve. At over a thousand acres, this large preserve hosts various wildlife habitats, but most importantly, it contains one of the largest unbroken blocks of grassland habitats in the county. This grassland is home to several uncommon bird species, including Henslow’s sparrow, bobolink, eastern meadowlark, grasshopper sparrow, and savannah sparrow; and while currently it is composed of many non-native species, the District is working to reintroduce native grasses to this significant area.

Hawk Hollow

Trails
A three-mile multipurpose trail meanders through the preserve, connecting to trails in Mallard Lake and West Branch forest preserves and the Bartlett Park District.

Off-Leash Dog Area
Dogs with valid Forest Preserve District permits can enjoy the 34-acre off-leash dog area, which is located on Bittersweet Drive just south of Stearns Road. It includes an area for small and large dogs. Rules for the area are posted at the preserve. Owners must have their dogs’ permits in their possession when in the off-leash area; dogs must be leashed in all other areas of the preserve. The area is open during regular preserve hours; it is closed on Tuesdays until 10 a.m. for routine maintenance. Purchase a permit online or call Visitor Services Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at (630) 933-7248.

Accessibility

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is committed to making its facilities accessible to all visitors. For special accessibility needs or concerns, please contact the District's ADA coordinator at (630) 933-7683 or
TTY (800) 526-0857 at least three business days in advance of your visit.

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