Hiking at Red Oak Nature Center, Batavia

Why Red Oak Nature Center?
Best part – A bunch of very short hikes suitable for the young kids with some clever puzzles along the way.
Bonus part – Pleasing views of Fox Lake River, an intriguing small cave and a well-equipped Nature Center.

How to Plan your visit?

• Hop in a car and set your GPS here.

• Run through this indispensable emergency checklist.

• Check the map and plan your trip. All of these hikes are fairly curt, so should be easy to cover them all.

Please don’t miss the caves on the far left!



The Hike

It’s tailor made for the kids – flat, shady and curt.


The cave on the west side of nature center was quite inviting.

The trails had a cluster of trivia which kept kids and adults engrossed.


There is a small deck overlooking the Fox River.


There were a few slender trails along the way.


Each trail only took a few minutes.

IMG_20200816_180345Trailhead for the Bubo Trail

Some amusing things on display by the Mother Nature.


and by humans too.


The outdoor study center which has a deserted look, thanks to the pandemic-that-shall-not-be-named.


That’s it! For the ice-cream aficionados, the near-by highly rated Batavia Creamery is a gratifying way to wind up this summer hike.

image7Courtesy: BataviaCreamery.com

Interested in Hiking options around Naperville? Please check other hiking locations here.

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