Merwin Nature Preserve Trail

EASY 6 reviews

Merwin Nature Preserve Trail is a 2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Lexington, Illinois that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
147 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

Parklands Foundations Merwin Nature Preserve is a lovely hiking spot along the Mackinaw River. This area is described as the "Crown Jewel" of Parklands Foundation and they have put a great deal of effort into restoring the natural prairie.

hiking
24 days ago

We've visited the Preserve the past two years while the bluebells were blooming in April and have really enjoyed the easy hike.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Beautiful easy hike with lots of beautiful woodpecker sightings!

2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
Friday, January 23, 2015