Springbrook Prairie Trail

EASY 10 reviews

Springbrook Prairie Trail is a 6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Naperville, IL that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. 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.

6.0 miles 114 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running


horseback riding



wild flowers


This trail has two parts: (1) an easy 5.5 mile, well-maintained loop with crushed limestone and a couple of small hills; and (2) a little more challenging 2.9 mile rustic loop that is mostly grass and dirt.

4 months ago

5 months ago

Well maintained trail with distance markers every .5 miles on the main loop, rolling hills, seasonal prairie scenery, two bathroom facilities, and a water fountain. With the spurs and grass cut throughs, this trail can be as long or short as you want.

I do not give it a 5 because, and I know it is a prairie restoration, there are no trees along the path. So, sunny summer days bake the trail and you.

7 months ago

This is a great prairie trail. Be sure to visit throughout the year to observe the change of seasons in this unique habitat. Wonderful place for birding, wildflowers, photography, walking, and bicycling.

9 months ago

I go here all the time. It;s really good for running or biking, and the prairie and sky always look beautiful. There are several off trails I go on and then return to the trail. Recommend very highly.

trail running
11 months ago

Very nice trail. I was so happy with it! Did a short run. The skies were beautiful. I felt safe

1 year ago

It's just all open with not a whole lot to look at.

trail running
1 year ago

1 year ago

trail running
1 year ago

Nice area for conditioning work between hikes. I prefer the route to the east, under the road & away from most of the foot traffic. Seems some of the trails in the woods haven't been recut? Hopefully they will be maintainenced soon.

trail running
2 years ago

This is a go-to trail when I need some miles on crushed stone; however, it seems that maintenance has been lagging and the tire ruts were pretty treacherous on running ankles!