Forest Park

The nation's premier urban forest

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Forest Park is a great choice for nature lovers who want to be enveloped in nature close to the city. Its 5,000 wooded acres nudge right up against the city’s northwest neighborhoods. Forest Park appeals to hikers, runners, bicyclists and others who enjoy recreating in a relatively undisturbed natural setting.

Within the park, there are more than 112 bird and 62 mammal species. Over 70 miles of trails and firelanes provide opportunities for recreation, education and enjoyment of the park’s natural beauty.

Not all hiking trails are open to bicyclists. For specific bicycle trail information, go to the website.

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