Heron Rookery Trail

EASY 9 reviews
#3 of 5 trails in

Heron Rookery Trail is a 3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Michigan City, IN that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

3.0 miles 12 feet Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips





wild flowers


10 days ago

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2 months ago

Beautiful quiet trail. Spotted heron 5 times along with many frogs that plopped in the river as I walked by. Watch out for patches of eroded trail, some areas were precariously close to a 12 foot drop off. And by all means, remember your bug spray.

6 months ago

I grew up on this trail and it gets better every year. Gorgeous, quiet and beautiful. The address is Chesterton not Michigan city on the west entrance. You can fish also with a license. I hope you all enjoy it.

8 months ago

8 months ago

8 months ago

The map is wrong. The trail head is at the intersection of 450 E and 1300 N.

Nice trail. Some erosion along river.

2 years ago

A little hard to find..but worth it. I have walked this trail a few times. Quite enjoyable,quiet,clean and easy for newcomers.

3 years ago

A hidden gem! Gorgeous spring wildflowers and a great spot for fishing and solitude. The trail is not rugged but there are a few spots where it is undermined by the Little Calumet River so watch your step.