Merwin Nature Preserve Trail

EASY 23 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
121 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

no dogs

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
2 months ago

Beautiful river views and very peaceful.

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3 months ago

Took my 5 year old on it today, and she didn’t want to leave. She said she wanted to do it 10 more times.

hiking
11 months ago

Nice easy trail. Lots of interesting Flora along the way. Quite a few mosquitos, but it is late summer.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

no dogs allowed

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

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

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Beautiful easy hike with lots of beautiful woodpecker sightings!

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Friday, January 23, 2015