Rush Creek Conservation District Loop

MODERATE 10 reviews

Rush Creek Conservation District Loop is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Harvard, Illinois that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.8 miles
59 feet

dogs on leash


horseback riding

nature trips


trail running





wild flowers



old growth

Rush Creek has 3 beautiful trail options. A short loop of about a mile, a long loop (1.5miles) that connects with the short loop, and the horse trail (5 mi). I've run and walked all of them many times. The horse trail presents a great opportunity for a trail run when it isn't being used by horses The trails are mostly grass, that work in and out of woods where a variety of wildlife are present. There are hand pump wells, picnic areas a pond and toilets available on site. Some of the nicest trails around.

3 months ago

Nice trail. There was 5 inches of fresh snow when we went the other day and we saw alot of animals tracks. Went early so very few human footprints were in the snow yet.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Nice and easy trail! Path is well groomed and kept. 10/10 would hike again

Saturday, March 12, 2016

This is one of our favorites for many reasons- close to home, trails are kept groomed, wildlife is plenty (we've seen anything from deer, rabbits, fox, and even a barn owl!), and the DNR can actually be seen around the grounds (this matters to me because there used to be quite a bit of "suspicious activity" that occurred on the trails and around the grounds).

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Lovely hike there today. It was beautiful out so it was surprising we only ran into one other person. We did the whole long hiking loop. relatively flat but a nice long hike.

8 months ago

8 months ago

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sunday, April 09, 2017