Rollins Savanna Loop Trail is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Grayslake, 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: 5.4 miles Elevation Gain: 59 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

cross country skiing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

bird watching

running

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

Rollins Savanna is one of Lake County's largest forest preserves with 1,220 uninterrupted acres. Scattered groves of large oaks, wide-open prairies teeming with wildflowers and native grasses, and abundant wetlands offer the perfect setting for grassland birds and other wildlife. A 5.5-mile trail with bridges and boardwalks encircles the site. This multi-use trail is open for hiking, bicycling, cross-country skiing and nature and wildlife observation. This preserve also offers a native seed nursery, parking, toilets, drinking fountain and a bridge crossing over Mill Creek. Snowmobiles can parallel a small section of the trail as they pass through the preserve.

hiking
flooded
no shade
13 days ago

Good trail, had parking available. Nice, wide paths. But, it’s flooded at the northeast portion today. Still good! Went right through it.

hiking
no shade
16 days ago

running
off trail
22 days ago

running
no shade
28 days ago

running
off trail
1 month ago

running
off trail
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

AVOID / / many reckless bikers on trail!!!DANGER to others especially children and dogs!!! Nice trail but too busy since nice weather and COVID. Full of too many reckless bikers! Today I was sideswiped from the back by one white middle-aged male biker that thought he was in Tour De France trying to pass between me and people walking towards me. No warning. No “on your left” no bell nothing. Not the first reckless biker. Won’t stop until someone is hospitalized or sued and all bikers banned. Watch you children and dogs!!! Bikers are out of control and the adult ones with helmets and racing gear should be on roads, not walking trail!!! Shame that they ruin for everyone and wish I had a way to identify him to file charges for swiping me and touching me during this outbreak!

running
off trail
1 month ago

hiking
off trail
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Trying to do the right thing and pick up after my dog. However, garbage cans only by facilities by main entrance and Drury Lane entrance. Had to jog carrying my dog’s poop for like 3 miles.

hiking
no shade
7 months ago

Nice trail for a casual hike. There's no shade though so it gets hot very quickly.

road biking
washed out
8 months ago

road biking
washed out
8 months ago

hiking
no shade
9 months ago

I rate it a 3.0 because that’s what it is - average. Nice wide trail, a big loop (3.5mi or 5mi if you take the extra loop). Very populated, lots of bikers. There are better trails in the area, but it’s still a solid forest preserve.

walking
11 months ago

Great for running. Saw a lot of cyclists.

hiking
Sun May 26 2019

Nice walk, very easy

Sun Jul 29 2018

I love this trail! It’s a beautiful spot that has open views and lush vegetation. Bring my dog here all the time.

Sat Jun 16 2018

Very scenic and connects to Millennium Trail. One of my favorites!

Sat Jun 09 2018

Nice easy trail to train for a 5K (if you don’t do the small loop at the creek). It does have a tendency to flood if there are heavy rains. I wound up running with fish one time (totally misjudged the amount of water on the trail). Currently, it’s my favorite trail to run.

Thu May 31 2018

Love this trail for biking.

Sat May 19 2018

Nice easy trail for a long walk

Fri Jun 30 2017

It was a very simple nice trail and everyone there was very nice.

Sun Jun 04 2017

great trail for running and biking.

walking
Sun Mar 19 2017

Nice and easy hike. Flat terrain and very simple to follow with great signs giving directions. I love seeing the natural landscapes of Illinois. Even with the little bit of snow left it was very relaxing. There were some ducks, swans, and cranes out already (this is in March 2017). I can't wait to go back later in the spring when there are more flowers and animals out! I imagine it's going to be beautiful.

walking
Tue Mar 07 2017

Walked, ran, and snowshoed this loop. Beautiful prairie, oak savanna, and wetland habitat with great wildlife viewing. My most frequented trail.

mountain biking
Sat Aug 06 2016

Close to home, nice clean trail, easy for younger kids to bike and not get too tired! Bathrooms and picnic table area is a plus!

hiking
Sat Apr 16 2016

Good long walk. Saw some deer.

running
Tue May 27 2014

Simple. Quiet. Tranquil.

mountain biking
3 hours ago

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