Aurora West Forest Preserve
40 W. Hankes Rd. | Aurora, IL 60506 | 630.232.5980
40 W. Hankes Rd.
Aurora, IL 60506
As an ecological mosaic of prairie, marsh, and woodland communities, this 715-acre preserve supports a host of native animals. A multi-purpose trail traverses the preserve and connects to the Virgil Gilman regional bike trail, originating in Aurora. There is a model airplane field to the north of the parking lot and there are designated areas for off-leash dogs.