- Distance: 4.7
Location: 42.1600112915039, -87.9878845214844
Head S; in 100 ft., turn R @ T and begin 50-ft. descent
Location: 42.1584510803223, -87.9891967773438
Cruise past grassy shores of Buffalo Creek Reservoir on crushed-gravel track
Location: 42.1595115661621, -87.990592956543
Cross Buffalo Creek and pass through small woods. Wrap around N shoreline of reservoir dotted with tiny islands.
Location: 42.1574516296387, -87.9941329956055
Cross shallow stream
Location: 42.1560287475586, -87.996711730957
Second stream crossing before slight 40-ft. hill climb
Location: 42.1557998657227, -87.9995727539062
At apex of rise, cross Schaeffer Rd.
Location: 42.1596603393555, -88.0068817138672
L @ Y around indigo-hued pond
Location: 42.1542205810547, -88.0087509155274
Continue through restored prairie then jut around a wooded stand
Location: 42.1548004150391, -88.0043487548828
Turn L @ Y for .3 mi. back to WPT 6. Then back track toward WPT 1 and turn R just before parking lot to add a picturesque 1.8-mile out-and-back.
Location: 42.1568336486816, -87.9871139526367
Trail runs on E edge of the sometimes-windy reservoir to a slope where full views of the preserve open up. Cool down while backtracking to car.