The Lexington Preserve borders the southwest city limit of Lexington, IL. Hiking loops of various lengths highlight the unique beauty of this region’s typical pre-settlement landscape; wooded ravines opening into prairie and savanna.


  • 175 acres
  • 4 miles of hiking trails
  • 2 miles of river frontage


Have you ever wondered who manages the prairie that borders Interstate 55 (I-55) just south of the Lexington exit? That’s the ParkLands Foundation’s Lexington Preserve!

Two trailheads mark the eastern border of the preserve along Douglas Drive in Lexington, just two blocks west of the historic Route 66 highway and bike trail. Limited off-street parking is available at each of these gates.


Activities & Rules

For a full list of rules and more information on our no dog policy click below.