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Distance

3.2 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty

Easy

Δ Elevation (FT)

Minimal

USGS Quad Map(s):  Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Topo Map

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Indiana Dunes Heron Rookery Trail

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  • 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.

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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.

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

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