Marl Flat LCFP - Millennium Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Round Lake, Illinois that features a lake 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.
dogs on leash
cross country skiing
Parking for a 1-mile paved section of Millennium Trail that runs through Marl Flat is open for hiking, biking, hiking and cross-country skiing. Horses are not permitted. While there are no preserve trails here, Marl Flat does provide trailhead parking for our regional Millennium Trail system. The 1-mile paved section of Millennium Trail that runs through Marl Flat is open for hiking, biking, hiking and cross-country skiing. Horses are not permitted. While there are no preserve trails here, Marl Flat does provide trailhead parking for our regional Millennium Trail system. More than 26.75 miles of the Millennium Trail are currently open. Natural features of the preserve include an interior pond and rolling hills that offer beautiful views. The lake and wetlands are used by a wide variety of waterfowl including black terns and yellow-headed blackbirds. Marl Flat was named after a rare geological feature found at the preserve. Marl flats are distinct features of a fen, which is a type of wetland. These areas have flat soils that are high in minerals and calcium cabonates derived from alkaline groundwater.
This was a nice trail. The Marl Flat trail connects to the Millenium Trail in Ingelside/Volo area. We rode all the way to where the trail crosses over Gilmer road in Wauconda and then turned around. This was an intermediate trail. It's flat until you hit the Singing Hills portion of the trail. Then you've got some gradual ups and downs. Coming back we were exhausted going up those hills as we were riding against the wind.