Huxley: Christiansen Forest Preserve


Christiansen Forest Preserve in Huxley is a great place to hike.  It's a mix of grassy prairie trails and wooded dirt trails.  The trails in the back wooded area are my favorite, but they're quite narrow so I recommend wearing pants.  There are no restrooms at this park.  After hiking today, we went to Centennial Park which is just down the road and has a playground and restrooms.    

It's still very green there with almost no signs of fall colors.

We hiked a total of 1.3 miles.  I recommend starting on the east side and then looping around and finishing on the west side, which brings you back to the parking lot.

There's a great tree for climbing just west of the parking lot, which has boards nailed to it to help kids climb.