Springbrook Prairie Trail

EASY 46 reviews

Springbrook Prairie Trail is a 5.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Naperville, Illinois that features beautiful wild flowers 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
5.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
131 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This trail has two parts: (1) an easy 5.5 mile, well-maintained loop with crushed limestone and a couple of small hills; and (2) a little more challenging 2.9 mile rustic loop that is mostly grass and dirt.

4 days ago

Very pretty and enjoyable trail. Great for running or biking, but can get pretty hot as there is no shade. Best in the cooler months or early morning hours.

18 days ago

Enjoyable open trail, few trees and little shade, well maintained trail!

6 months ago

Nice for running and light dog walks

9 months ago

Great place to ride a bike or walk!

hiking
9 months ago

Nice 5.5 mile hike on a chilly autumn day. Very easy walk with no rolling terrain or elevation changes. In the summer it's probably hot with no protection from the sun. Lots of street noise as well.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Love this place

hiking
Monday, May 23, 2016

Well maintained trail with distance markers every .5 miles on the main loop, rolling hills, seasonal prairie scenery, two bathroom facilities, and a water fountain. With the spurs and grass cut throughs, this trail can be as long or short as you want.

I do not give it a 5 because, and I know it is a prairie restoration, there are no trees along the path. So, sunny summer days bake the trail and you.

Monday, March 14, 2016

This is a great prairie trail. Be sure to visit throughout the year to observe the change of seasons in this unique habitat. Wonderful place for birding, wildflowers, photography, walking, and bicycling.

hiking
Friday, January 08, 2016

I go here all the time. It;s really good for running or biking, and the prairie and sky always look beautiful. There are several off trails I go on and then return to the trail. Recommend very highly.

trail running
Sunday, November 08, 2015

Very nice trail. I was so happy with it! Did a short run. The skies were beautiful. I felt safe

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

It's just all open with not a whole lot to look at.

trail running
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Nice area for conditioning work between hikes. I prefer the route to the east, under the road & away from most of the foot traffic. Seems some of the trails in the woods haven't been recut? Hopefully they will be maintainenced soon.

trail running
Friday, April 25, 2014

This is a go-to trail when I need some miles on crushed stone; however, it seems that maintenance has been lagging and the tire ruts were pretty treacherous on running ankles!

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