Herrick Lake Trail

Warrenville, Illinois

4.0/5
based on 1 reviews

Details

Distance

8.2 miles

Elevation Gain

390 ft

Route Type

Loop

Description

Added by Mary Smith

Herrick Lake Trail is a gently-sloped wide gravel trail shared by walkers, bicyclists, and equestrians through prairie land, wooded areas, and small frog-filled ponds near Warrenville, IL.

This is an easy trail for beginners, with a packed gravel clearly-marked trail shared  by walkers, runners, bicyclists, and even horses (the trail is next to Denada Equestrian Center).  Gently sloping trails lead through prairie land, next to small ponds filled with singing frogs, some wooded areas, and a small lake offering concessions, boat rental, and fishing.  The trails further from Lake Herrick are less crowded, so starting at the southwest end off of Naperville Road will suit those looking to avoid crowds.  Hitting all legs of the looping trail totals about 8 miles, but it can be shortened easily for a shorter outing.

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Features

Cycling
Fishing
Running
Kayaking
Hiking
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Lake
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildlife

Reviews

Easy and well-marked paths with little shade, suggest dressing accordingly. The frogs singing were the best!

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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