Indiana Dunes Heron Rookery Trail

  • Hiking along the Heron Rookery Trail in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
  • Hiking along the Little Calumet River on the Heron Rookery Trail in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
  • Wildflower along the Heron Rookery Trail in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

Hiking

Dogs Yes

Bird Watching

Fall Foliage

3.2 (miles)

 Easy

Out & Back

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

Indiana

The Heron Rookery Trail is an easy hike in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore near Chicago. This hike is a birding paradise. The trail meanders along the Little Calumet River and is bursting with a an incredible array of songbirds and waterfowl. Watch for kingfishers, woodpeckers and a wide variety of migrating and nesting warblers. A heads up, mosquitos are ruthless along this trail. Make sure to bring a good bug spray. This family friendly hike is also dog friendly, but your furry kids must be kept on leash. There is camping available in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

Red Tape

Entrance Free, Camping Fee
Contact: Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore 1100 N. Mineral Springs Road Porter IN 46304

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