Why Silver Springs State Park?
Numero Uno reason – The hike. There’s Fox River and all that but the easy hikes are the main attraction.
How to Plan your visit?
• Hop in a car and set your GPS here.
• Run through the checklist and prepare your emergency backpack. Here’s mine.
• Choose your hikes among below.
We did the loop trail inside the park. You can find the AllTrails recording here:
Tip: Please don’t forget bug sprays.
Our Trip Details from Naperville
July 19, 2020
35 minutes drive from North Naperville
The Rain Prediction
The weather was a bit shifty when we started but we decided to wing it anyway.
We parked at below location and started our hike but should have gone further in instead. If you point your GPS here, you will not make the same mistake.
Some awkward plants on the way.
The first view of THE Fox River.
A short footage showing the Fox River strutting in its glory.
The best part of the hike
At above point, the trail went deep into the woods.
The trail through the woods looked both intriguing and enticing
Everything was going well but then the summer storm hit all of a sudden. In a matter of 5 minutes, we rain turned into a massive hail-storm.
The rain was as wild as a tropical thunderstorm could be and forced us to put our hike “on the ice”.
If you want to gauge how quickly our hike got terminated, see below recording of our hike which I forgot to even turn off before we fled the park.
I went back and finished the trail with my daughter on another day where rain gods didn’t grace us with their presence.
Interested in Hiking options around Naperville? Please check other hiking locations here.
Please ink in the comments section to share your thoughts on this post or your own Silver Spring Lake experience!