Heron Rookery Trail

EASY 12 reviews

Heron Rookery Trail is a 3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Michigan City, Indiana that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

3.0 miles 9 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

3 miles there & back. Flat trail, but erosion is a problem. Hard to walk with 2 people in places. Parking is generous at the 450E side. Sometimes the 600E side is closed. No reason given.
This is a quiet trail right by the Little Calumet River. It's popular in the Spring with wildflower lovers. Fishing is also very popular. Mosquitoes are a big problem with the warm weather, so bring your spray!

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful quiet trail. Spotted heron 5 times along with many frogs that plopped in the river as I walked by. Watch out for patches of eroded trail, some areas were precariously close to a 12 foot drop off. And by all means, remember your bug spray.

hiking
10 months ago

I grew up on this trail and it gets better every year. Gorgeous, quiet and beautiful. The address is Chesterton not Michigan city on the west entrance. You can fish also with a license. I hope you all enjoy it.

1 year ago

1 year ago

The map is wrong. The trail head is at the intersection of 450 E and 1300 N.

Nice trail. Some erosion along river.

hiking
2 years ago

A little hard to find..but worth it. I have walked this trail a few times. Quite enjoyable,quiet,clean and easy for newcomers.

walking
3 years ago

hiking
3 years ago

A hidden gem! Gorgeous spring wildflowers and a great spot for fishing and solitude. The trail is not rugged but there are a few spots where it is undermined by the Little Calumet River so watch your step.