Nelson Lake Loop

EASY 25 reviews

Nelson Lake Loop is a 4.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Batavia, Illinois that features a lake 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.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
78 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

lake

wild flowers

wildlife

mountain biking
2 months ago

Trails on the backside remain very wet for a while after a rain.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy hike, but a lot of savanna; there isn't much shade, but the openness of the fields carries a nice breeze.

hiking
3 months ago

Somewhere between walking and hiking, but it is a nice easy 3-4 mile loop with nice scenery. When we were there, there was a gathering of cranes on the lake, so that was pretty cool to see.

hiking
11 months ago

Very beautiful spot, however trails are poorly marked.

walking
11 months ago

I've lived in the area my entire life and went down the road past this trail countless times, yet never even knew it existed. It's a beautiful spot, but it's so incredibly easy to end up on a different trail. I went with my mother and my dog and, while beautiful, I really didn't want to end up walking as many miles as I did trying to get back to the parking lot. Incredible spot, though!

trail running
Sunday, July 16, 2017

i've been running here my entire life and i NEVER get sick of this place. it has been such a blessing to me and i have grown so much there as a runner. you can sometimes see snakes if you go on the path that leads to waubonsee, and you can see birds, chipmunks, muskrats, and deer! the leaves are lush in summer and gorgeous in fall! DEFINITELY come here! you wont regret it!

walking
Monday, July 10, 2017

was a great day to head out and get some miles in before our trip to yellowstone - it is calming to look out and see some open space in the burbs!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Off the road and beaten path - a welcome change.

hiking
Monday, January 23, 2017

It was about 45 degrees today and the paths were wet and MUDDY! Wear good hiking boots... Paths are a mix of dirt, grass and rock. Overall, it was a nice, moderate difficulty hike.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Very nice trail in prairie surroundings. We walked as a family with two kids and our dog. A perfect walk on a sunny Sunday in September.

walking
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Nice walk through Illinois Prairie atmosphere. Quite with lots of birds, trees and Prairie flowers. About 4 miles over all.

hiking
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hiking
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hiking
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hiking
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hiking
3 months ago

hiking
Sunday, June 25, 2017

walking
Monday, May 29, 2017

walking
Saturday, May 27, 2017

hiking
Monday, April 10, 2017

hiking
Saturday, December 10, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016

Friday, October 30, 2015

walking
Sunday, June 28, 2015

recorded dog walking

walking
Friday, April 03, 2015