Heron Creek LCFP Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews

Heron Creek LCFP Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lake Zurich, Illinois that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.6 miles 65 feet Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



nature trips

road biking


trail running





wild flowers




The preserve features a rolling landscape of scenic woodlands and open fields. The Indian Creek basin flows through the site. Explore 2.3 miles of gravel trails for hiking, biking and cross-country skiing. Here you'll find valuable natural resources and sensitive wetlands in a country-like setting. More than 116 species of birds appear here, including a resident population of waterfowl and herons. Six state endangered bird species, black tern, black-crowned night heron, yellow-crowned night heron, osprey, Forster's tern, and three state threatened bird species, brown creeper, pied-billed grebe and red-shouldered hawk have been found in the area.

4 months ago

Pleasantly surprised by how many different species I saw on my first trip here today. Not sure why this trail is rated as moderated. It's a flat gravel trail that is an easy walk. So if you are looking for more of a hike I would skip this location. Lovely little place and I will be excited to see how the Prairie developes with more restoration.

4 months ago

5 months ago

broad trail. well maintained. prairie scenery. Saturday morning only a few people. plenty of cut offs if you don't want the outer loop. might be more scenic in middle of park than outer.

5 months ago

7 months ago

Easy, but nice trail through prairie land, wetlands, and forest. So many species of birds in this area. Trails can be a little muddy in areas, especially after rain.

8 months ago

trail running
1 year ago

It's nice, little trail...