Plan Your Visit

HOURS OF OPERATION

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am-4:00 pm, closed holidays

Hiking Hours: Daily from sunrise to sunset. No hiking after dark except when accompanied by a Hunt Hill staff member or as part of a program.

ADMISSION & FEES

No required fee for hiking the trails or visiting the sanctuary during daylight hours. All are welcome!

Donations are appreciated and accepted in the white donation boxes on the sides of kiosks throughout camp, or you can make a donation directly in the office during office hours. 

Public programs have a small fee to help cover the program's expenses. See the calendar to find out the program's fee. 

Memberships help support the sanctuary. Visit the membership page for more information. You do not have to have a membership to enjoy the sanctuary or attend programs.  

SANCTUARY RULES

Show respect to nature, people, and property.

Follow Leave No Trace Principles.

  • Plan ahead & be prepared.
  • Stay on the trails.
  • Dispose of waste properly. Garbage & recycling cans are located near the Recreation Hall.
  • Leave what you find. 
  • Minimize campfire impacts by only having campfires in the campfire ring beside the Library with staff permission.
  • Respect wildlife.
  • Be considerate of other visitors.

Park only in designated parking lots. No parking or driving on the grass or the paved path through camp.

No weapons or hunting permitted on the property. 

No smoking allowed when children are present. During special events, smoking is restricted to the designated smoking area by lower kiosk.

Visit only during daylight hours. The sanctuary is closed to the public after dark. No overnight parking without prior approval from a staff member.

Pets: Keep pets on a leash & pick up pet waste. Dispose of pet waste in the dumpster.

Foot traffic only on trails. Snowshoeing and skiing are permitted in winter. However, there are no groomed trails. No vehicles, bikes, or horses are allowed on trails.

No swimming except when supervised by a certified lifeguard & approved by a staff member.

RESTROOMS

Family Restrooms are located on the West side of the Recreation Hall and the North side of the Office. They are climate-controlled and open to the public year-round. These restrooms are a single stall and can be used by a single user or a family. 

Showerhouse Restrooms: Men's and women's restrooms are located on the North side of the office and are open from the first weekend in May until the first weekend in October.

Baby Changing Stations: All restrooms have baby changing stations. Please dispose of used diapers in the dumpster when possible.

Accessible Restrooms: All restrooms have at least one toilet stall with grab bars and one accessible shower with grab bars and a shower seat.

ACCESSIBILITY

Main Camp Facilities: People with mobility restrictions and those who use walkers and wheelchairs can access many areas in the main campus area. There are paved paths from the parking lots to the Office, the Recreational Hall, the Barn Dining Hall, the Library, and the dormitories. The Recreation Hall and the Barn Dining Hall have entryways level with the paths. The Office, Library, and dormitories have ramps with railings to allow access. 

Restrooms: All restrooms have at least one toilet stall with grab bars and one accessible shower with grab bars and a shower seat.

Trails: Most trails are not suitable for navigation with walkers and wheelchairs. However, three trails are navigable by golf cart or all-terrain wheelchair: the Vole Trail, the Barred Owl Trail, and the Deer Trail. To schedule a golf cart ride or for help coordinating an all-terrain wheelchair reservation, please contact the Hunt Hill staff. 

WAYS TO ENJOY HUNT HILL

Discover: The Discovery Trail (aka Barred Owl Trail) has 8-15 themed items hidden on it each month. Participants can walk the trail each month to try to spot all of the items for that month's theme. Can you spot them all?

Hike: There are over seven miles of trails and habitats to explore. For more information, visit the Trails and Habitats webpages.

Play: The Nature Play Area has lots of nature-inspired features including a mini-creek, a sandbox, a mud kitchen, a fort, balance logs, and more! Find the Nature Play Area behind the Farmhouse.

Picnic: Bring your own picnic lunch to enjoy at the picnic tables in the main camp area, or hike out to the Prairie Platform or Heron Point for a remote picnic!

Relax: Enjoy being out in nature. There are plenty of benches throughout the sanctuary for relaxing, nature journaling, bird watching, or whatever activity you enjoy out in nature.

Recharge: The Upper Parking Lot beside the Office has an electric vehicle charger for your convenience to recharge while you hike.