Rollins Savanna Loop Trail

EASY 18 reviews

Rollins Savanna Loop Trail is a 5.5 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
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
78 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

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.

9 days ago

walking
18 days ago

walking
28 days ago

walking
2 months ago

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.

2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

8 months ago

mountain biking
9 months ago

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!

mountain biking
10 months ago

hiking
Saturday, April 16, 2016

Good long walk. Saw some deer.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

road biking
Thursday, August 06, 2015

trail running
Wednesday, September 03, 2014

walking
Sunday, August 24, 2014

trail running
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Simple. Quiet. Tranquil.

birding
Sunday, January 12, 2014