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Algonquin Road Trail/Paul Douglas Forest Preserve Trail

10 miles
The Algonquin Road Trail and Paul Douglas Forest Preserve Trail combine to completely encircle the large forest preserve in northwestern Cook County. The paved trail provides access to many of the preserve’s facilities, as well as the communities ...
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Bauer Memorial Path

1.3 miles
The Bauer Memorial Path provides a short route through residential and commercial areas of Machesney Park, a northern suburb of Rockford. The trail begins at the Harlem Community Center and travels in a straight line west along Roosevelt Road ...
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Baumann Park Recreation Path

1.25 miles
Baumann Park is adjacent to the Kishwaukee River in Cherry Valley, a community on the outskirts of Rockford in northern Illinois. A paved pathway runs through the park and loops around Baumann Park Lake. The park offers a playground, baseball ...
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Bloomingdale Trail (The 606)

2.7 miles
The Bloomingdale Trail, part of "The 606" park system, is a 2.7-mile, elevated rail-trail on Chicago's northwest side, similar to New York's famous High Line. The corridor, once belonging to the Canadian Pacific Railway, sits nearly 20 feet ...
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Buffalo Creek Trail

3.2 miles
The Buffalo Creek Trail makes a loop around the scenic Buffalo Creek Forest Preserve in Long Grove. The crushed-gravel trail provides access to facilities throughout the park. Along the way, you’ll pass through open prairie, over several ...
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Busse Woods Trail

11.2 miles
The Busse Woods Trail system is located within Ned Brown Forest Preserve, a 3,700-acre property in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago. There are 11.2 miles of paved trails for cyclists, equestrians and pedestrians. The main loop is nearly 8 ...
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Cal-Sag Trail

13 miles
As of June 2015, the western half of the Calumet-Sag Trail (dubbed the Cal-Sag Trail) in the southern suburbs of Chicago is now open. The 13-mile paved pathway runs between Route 83 (Archer Avenue) in Lemont and Freedom Park (just east of Cicero ...
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Centennial Trail (IL)

13 miles
Note: The Centennial Trail will be closed from Willow Springs Road to State Route 83 from May 15, 2013 until early 2016. As an alternate, trail users can use the parallel John Husar I&M Canal Trail, which connects to the Centennial Trail at ...
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Chain O' Lakes Bike Path

3.2 miles
The Chain O' Lakes Bike Path is a paved trail that runs between E. Grand Avenue in Fox Lake and Grant Woods Forest Preserve to the east. The trail parallels the railroad track and Rollins Road/CR 31, passing by the Ingleside Metra station before ...
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Charles Street Community Path

2.6 miles
The Charles Street Community Path offers a neighborhood route through southeastern Rockford, connecting residents to CherryVale Mall on its eastern end. On its western end, Alpine Park is just north of the trail's terminus, offering recreational ...
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Danada and Herrick Lake Regional Trail

5.8 miles
This regional trail connects two of DuPage County's forest preserves—Herrick Lake and Danada—on a crushed stone pathway nearly 6 miles long. Together, the preserves cover more than 1,600 acres of scenic terrain, including woodlands, prairie, ...
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DeKalb Nature Trail

1.3 miles
The DeKalb Nature Trail provides a pleasant, tree-lined route in northern DeKalb. Its eastern end connects with the Kishwaukee-Kiwanis Trail that heads southwest along the Kishwaukee River and the DeKalb-Sycamore Trail that connects many neighborhoods ...
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DeKalb-Sycamore Trail

6.6 miles
The DeKalb-Sycamore Trail—also known as the Peace Road Trail—parallels the eastern side of Peace Road from DeKalb to Sycamore in northern Illinois. Along the way, you'll pass a mixture of residential neighborhoods, businesses and open fields. A ...
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Deer Grove Trail

3.5 miles
The Deer Grove Trail runs through the Forest Preserve of the same name and includes a paved trail, nearly 4 miles long, that links to the Palatine Trail system. In the forest preserve there are also several trails for mountain bikers.
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Des Plaines River Trail

56.3 miles
The Des Plaines River Trail and Greenway traverses north–south along the route of its namesake river along its course through both Lake and Cook counties. The corridor protects 85% of the riverine habitat in the county. The 56+-mile trail connects ...
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Fermilab Trail

5.8 miles
The Fermilab Trail garners its name by running though the campus of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), the former home of the Tevatron particle accelerator. The 3.9-mile particle accelerator, which was in use from 1983-2011, ...
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Four Sisters Bike Path

4 miles
The Four Sisters Bike Path currently forms a horseshoe around the northern end of Rochelle, a city south of Rockford in northern Illinois. Future plans call for completing the loop, which would provide trail access to most of the town. The paved ...
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Fox River Trail (IL)

43.4 miles
The Fox River Trail features 43 miles of spectacular biking, hiking and cross-country skiing along the scenic Fox River. The paved path can be challenging at times, but the extra pedal pushing is rewarded with some impressive scenery along the ...
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Grant Woods Bike Path

5.9 miles
About an hour northwest of Chicago, the beautiful Grant Woods Forest Preserve spans more than 1,000 acres, offering an outdoor respite of prairie, woodlands and marshes. The crushed limestone pathway runs north-south through the park, providing ...
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Great Western Trail (DuPage County)

12 miles
The eastern segment of the Great Western Trail in Illinois follows 12 miles of an abandoned railway corridor through DuPage County, between Villa Park and West Chicago. There are plans to extend the eastern segment of the Great Western Trail ...
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Great Western Trail (IL)

17 miles
The western segment of the Great Western Trail in Illinois follows 17 miles of an abandoned railway corridor through DeKalb and Kane counties, between LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve and the town of Sycamore. The Chicago Great Western Railway (later ...
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Grove Road Trail

3 miles
The Grove Road Trail parallels the local thoroughfare in the Village of Oswego, located near the southwestern edge of the Chicagoland metropolitan area. In the north, the trail begins on the east side of Grove Road and soon arrives at Prairie ...
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H.U.M. Trail

3.5 miles
The H.U.M. Trail (a.k.a. the Huntley–Union–Marengo Trail) runs for 3.5 miles, arrow-straight, next to the old railroad tracks between Morengo and Union. This pleasant corridor passes among cultivated fields between to the two towns, with occasional ...
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Harlem Township Bike Path

1.6 miles
The Harlem Township Bike Path lies not far from the Rock River in western Machesney Park in the Rockford metropolitan area. The trail consists of a lower (southwest) and an upper (northeast) loop in the community's Schoonmaker Park, as well ...
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Harrison Avenue/Mulford Road Bike Path

3.5 miles
In southeastern Rockford, a paved pathway begins at a connection with the Charles Street Community Path then heads south along Mulford Road through a residential area. At Harrison Avenue, the path travels east along the roadway for about a block ...
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Hebron Trail

5.2 miles
Open to runners, walkers, bikers and equestrians, the rustic and rural Hebron Trail provides the perfect nature escape. The trail does include a very small section of road that crosses an active rail line, but it is a lightly used county road. ...
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Hononegah Recreation Path

3.2 miles
The Hononegah Recreation Path begins near the State Route 2 bridge over the Rock River in Rockton, a small town about 4 miles south of the Illinois–Wisconsin border. The paved trail follows Hononegah Road (County Highway 8) southeast for 3 miles, ...
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Humphrey Bike Trail

2.9 miles
The Humphrey Bike Trail is a paved route through the Chicago suburb of Orland Park. The trail provides access to a number of the village’s amenities, including the Orland Park Civic Center, High Point School, and Orland Jr. High, as well as ...
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Illinois & Michigan Canal State Trail

77.4 miles
The Illinois & Michigan Canal provided the final link in the water route from the east coast to the Gulf of Mexico by connecting Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River via the Illinois River. Today, the Illinois & Michigan (I&M) Canal State ...
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Illinois Prairie Path

61 miles
The Illinois Prairie Path (IPP) is one of the country's first rail-trail conversions. It consists of five connected trail segments with three main branches that converge at Volunteer Park in Wheaton. The 61-mile trail follows the historic path ...
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Joe Stengel Trail

7.9 miles
The Joe Stengel Trail follows an old railroad corridor for 7 miles between the town of Polo and the much smaller community of Woosung. The trail corridor traces farm country along a route scattered with trees. The natural surface can be rough ...
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John Husar I&M Canal Trail

8.9 miles
The John Husar I&M Canal Trail is the northernmost trail developed on the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor. The Illinois & Michigan Canal provided the final link in the water route from the east coast to the Gulf of Mexico ...
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Joliet Junction Trail

4.36 miles
The Joliet Junction Trail is a paved path that travels north–south through the west side of Joliet. The trail occupies an abandoned Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway corridor that runs primarily through city neighborhoods, making it convenient ...
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Kankakee River Trail

10.6 miles
The Kankakee River Trail is fairly wooded and runs primarily through Kankakee River State Park. Walkers, bicyclists, and cross-country skiers can enjoy more than ten miles of trail along the north bank of the river between Bourbonnais and Wilmington ...
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Kinstone Recreational Path

0.6 miles
From Main Street and Elevator Road in Roscoe, the scenic Kinstone Recreational Path winds its way northeast through woodlands along the north branch of Kinnikinnick Creek to the Stone Bridge Trail. Alternatively, you can head southwest from ...
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Kishwaukee River Recreation Path

2.5 miles
The Kishwaukee River Recreation Path runs for 2.5 miles in Cherry Valley on the outskirts of Rockford in northern Illinois. The well-maintained, asphalt trail connects the Kishwaukee River Forest Preserve with Blackhawk Springs Forest Preserve. ...
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Kishwaukee Riverfront Path

6.9 miles
The Kishwaukee Riverfront Path winds nearly 7 miles through downtown Belvidere, east of Rockford in northern Illinois. As its name implies, the paved scenic trail follows the waterway for most of its journey through the Spencer Conservation ...
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Kishwaukee-Kiwanis Trail

4.5 miles
The Kishwaukee-Kiwanis Trail winds through the northern Illinois town of DeKalb, coursing along a river, through woodlands, among open spaces through parks and through suburban back yards. The trail passes along the east side of Northern Illinois ...
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Leland Path

2 miles
Although a relatively short trail, the Leland Path provides an important connection between the Hononegah Recreation Path and the Stone Bridge Trail. The pleasant, tree-dotted pathway travels through residential neighborhoods, as well as some ...
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Long Prairie Trail

14.43 miles
The Long Prairie Trail began life as a section of the Kenosha Division Rail Line in the 1850s, when most small communities in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin were serviced by the crisscrossing tracks of the "KD" Line as it traveled ...
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Lowell Parkway Trail

3.5 miles
The Lowell Parkway Trail runs through the charming town of Dixon, Illinois, boyhood home of Ronald Reagan. The trail occupies the rail bed of the old Illinois Central Railroad, between Lowell Park and John C. Roe Park, on the northwest side ...
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Main Street Bike Path

1.2 miles
In the Village of Roscoe, a paved path of just over a mile parallels Main Street (which becomes Frontage Road) and then continues along the south side of McDonald Road, a quiet residential street. Near the intersection of the two streets, the ...
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Major Taylor Trail

7.2 miles
Named after legendary African American cyclist Marshall “Major” Taylor, who in 1899 set the world record for the 1-mile sprint and spent his last years in nearby Bronzeville, the Major Taylor Trail stretches approximately seven miles across ...
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Mel Anderson Memorial Path

2.7 miles
The Mel Anderson Memorial Path, named for a long-serving alderman of the Seventh Ward, stretches nearly 3 miles, connecting Lockwood Park, Searls Park, Bressler Park and Talcott-Page Park. Mid-way, the trail offers access to the Northwest Community ...
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Millennium Trail

28.5 miles
The Millennium Trail is a planned 35-mile route through Chicago’s northern suburbs that will connect communities and forest preserves in northwestern Lake County. Currently, 28.5 miles of this regional trail network are complete and open for ...
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Mitchell Road Path

0.6 miles
This path runs along Mitchell Road, starting in Machesney Park. The trail heads north and then travels east where it terminates at Sunny Meadow Drive outside of Russ Park. This short path is just outside of Rock Cut State Park where activities ...
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Moraine Hills State Park Trail

11.4 miles
Moraine Hills State Park Trail offers a wonderful experience for any geology or nature aficionado. A moraine is an accumulation of earth and stones carried and finally deposited by a glacier. Throughout the park, one can see the glacial till, ...
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North Branch Trail

20 miles
The beautiful North Branch Trail is named for the North Branch of the Chicago River, along which it winds. At its northern end, the trail begins at the south end of the Chicago Botanic Garden and continues south to circle the Skokie Lagoons ...
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North Shore Bike Path

7.7 miles
The North Shore Bike Path runs for nearly 8 miles between Lake Bluff and Mundelein, paralleling State Route 176 for the path's entire length. The trail is one of dozens in the Chicagoland area, all of which link to one another for cross-city ...
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Old Plank Road Trail

22 miles
The 22-mile Old Plank Road Trail travels over the original Michigan Central Rail Road (MCRR) line, a railroad started about 1850 that ran from Lake Station in East Gary to Joliet. The rail was nicknamed the “Joliet Cut-Off” because it enabled ...
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Oregon Park East Bike Path

0.25 miles
Oregon Park East Bike Path is nestled along the east bank of the Rock River in the small town of Oregon in northern Illinois. The 23-acre park offers athletic facilities, restrooms, grills, and picnic tables, as well as an observation deck for ...
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Palatine Trail

16.1 miles
The Palatine Trail is a sinuous system of trails that run between Deer Grove Forest Preserve and Paul Douglas Forest Preserve in the city of Palatine. The trail links neighborhoods, parks and golf courses, as well as the campus of Harper College ...
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Pecatonica Prairie Trail

12.5 miles
The Pecatonica Prairie Trail, formerly known as the Pecatonica Prairie Path, is a 12.5-mile rail-trail extending from the western edge of Rockford to the Winnebago–Stephenson county line west of Pecatonica. The crushed limestone-surfaced route ...
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Perryville Path

6.7 miles
The Perryville Path runs nearly 7 miles, connecting the communities of Loves Park and Rockford, not far from the northern border of Illinois. A pleasant place to begin your journey is Rock Cut State Park, a beautiful forested area abounding ...
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Phyllis Harmon Path

0.75 miles
Although the Phyllis Harmon Path runs less than a mile, it's an important connector in an east-west bike/ped route between Arlington Heights and Glencoe. Following Dundee Road, the paved trail goes from the Des Plaines River to the Tri-State ...
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Poplar Creek Trail

9.5 miles
The Poplar Creek Trail is a 9.5-mile paved loop around Poplar Creek Forest Preserve near Hoffman Estates. The trail has a couple of hills but is otherwise level and makes for a pleasant journey through the wooded preserve.
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Prairie Trail (IL)

28 miles
The Prairie Trail—not to be confused with the Illinois Prairie Path—is a 28-mile route starting just 0.8 mile from the Wisconsin–Illinois border in Genoa City, Wisconsin, and ending in Algonquin, Illinois. The trail is a beautiful piece of nature ...
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Prospect Heights Bike Path

4.2 miles
Prospect Heights Bike Path runs between Woodland Trails Park and Country Garden Park, paralleling the commuter rail tracks on its north–south leg. The trail provides a nice off-road route through the Chicago suburb of the same name, linking ...
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Puri Path

2.4 miles
The Puri Path is a paved route in Rock Cut State Park, a beautiful outdoor destination of more than 3,000 acres for the city of Rockford. The path runs through the heavily wooded northeast corner of the park, ending at the park road just north ...
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Randall Road Bike Path

3.9 miles
The Randall Road Bike Path offers a 4-mile paved north-south route along its namesake roadway in a suburb west of Chicago. A highlight of the journey is the trail's passage through the LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, offering beautiful prairie ...
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Ridgefield Trace

3 miles
Ridgefield Trace currently consists of two short segments open for use. The western section runs from McHenry County College on US 14 in Crystal Lake to just west of N. Oak Street. Active railroad tracks prevent direct access to the eastern ...
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River Bend Trail (Silver Glen Trail)

4.4 miles
The 4.4-mile River Bend Trail is so named for the loop of Fox River along which it follows on its eastern end. It's here that you can connect to the scenic Fox River Trail to travel 43 miles along the waterway. The River Bend Trail is also ...
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Riverside Recreational Path

0.63 miles
The Riverside Recreational Path begins as a gravel lane at the base of Riverside Park on the banks of the Rock River in Roscoe. From there, it continues along Rowena Street, paralleling State Route 251, through a residential area until it goes ...
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Rock River Recreation Path

10 miles
The paved Rock River Recreation Trail winds throughout downtown Rockford and environs, following the east bank of the Rock River through Shorewood Park and Martin Memorial Park. Officially, the trail begins at Davis Park on the west bank of ...
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Rock Run Greenway Trail

10.4 miles
The Rock Run Greenway Trail courses for nearly 10.5 miles between Theodore Marsh in Crest Hill and the Illinois & Michigan Canal State Trail near the Des Plaines River. At various places along the trail you'll find picnicking and playgrounds, ...
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Rock Valley College Path

2.2 miles
The Rock Valley College Path is a paved route looping around and through its namesake campus in Rockford. At its southern end, it connects to the Spring Brook Road bike lanes that continue east to the Perryville Path, which provides access to ...
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Rote Road Multi-Use Path

0.8 miles
The Rote Road Multi-Use Path offers a paved route along the south side of Rote Road in eastern Rockford. It travels for nearly a mile, providing access to neighborhoods, businesses, and the Aldeen Golf Club. At N. Perryville Road, you can connect ...
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Salt Creek Trail (IL)

26.7 miles
The Salt Creek Trail travels nearly 27 miles from the Brookfield Zoo to Busse Woods Forest Preserve. Along the way it connects several beautiful county forest preserves and other woodland areas. Portions of the trail are paved, while others ...
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Skokie Valley Trail (Cook County)

1.1 miles
The Skokie Valley Trail in Cook County parallels active train tracks in the Village of Skokie, providing easy access to both the Oakton–Skokie and Dempster–Skokie stations on the CTA’s Yellow Line. The trail itself occupies an abandoned Union ...
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Skokie Valley Trail Extension (north)

6.8 miles
From Skokie Valley Trail Feasibility Study: The proposed trail spans 6.8 miles through the Skokie Valley in Cook County, Illinois, extending south from Lake Cook Road in Northbrook to Old Orchard Road just south of Glenview. The corridor ...

Stone Bridge Trail

5.8 miles
Built on a former rail bed dating back to the 1850s, the Stone Bridge Trail provides a crushed limestone pathway through rural countryside. A highlight of the trail is passage on Stone Bridge over the scenic South Kinnikinnick Creek. Built in ...
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Stone Mill Trail

1.5 miles
The Stone Mill Trail runs between Lawrence Road in Harvard and Maxon Road in Chemung. The 1.5-mile, paved trail mostly parallels County Highway 17 (Ramer Road) and active railroad tracks, and will eventually be extended along the railroad right-of-way ...
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Swanson Park Recreation Path

2.4 miles
Swanson Park Recreation Path is sometimes known as the Cherry Valley Path as it's located in the Village of Cherry Valley on the outskirts of Rockford in northern Illinois. The paved path travels along a tree-lined creek through picturesque ...
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Tinley Creek Trail (North)

18.8 miles
The Tinley Creek Trail is currently in two segments. This northern segment stretches from Palos Heights to Oak Forest and largely falls with several Cook County Forest Preserve areas, including Rubio Woods, Burr Oak Woods, Turtlehead Lake, Bachelor ...
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Tinley Creek Trail (South)

3.6 miles
The Tinley Creek Trail is currently in two segments. This southern segment is within the South Green Belt Forest Preserve between Flossmor and Matteson, just west of I-57. The trail traverses wooded areas and open green space interspersed with ...
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Valley Line Trail

1.1 miles
Just 1 mile long, the Valley Line Trail—also known as the Sauganash Trail—extends between Bryn Mawr Avenue and Devon Avenue in the Chicago neighborhood of Sauganash. Two bridges allow for safe crossings of busy roads. The trail, which occupies ...
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Veterans Memorial Trail

1.5 miles
Although just shy of two miles, the Veterans Memorial Trail provides a wooded, paved trail experience for residents in the Chicago suburbs of Romeoville, Lemont, and Woodridge. Those seeking a longer walk or bike ride can easily connect to the ...
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Virgil Gilman Trail

11.5 miles
The Virgil Gilman Trail travels through forest and prairie, from a quiet, rural community college campus all the way into suburban Chicago. The trail's namesake, Virgil Gilman,was director of the Fox Valley Park District for 30 years and successfully ...
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Waterfall Glen

9.5 miles
The trail system in Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve makes a loop around the entire park. The preserve is geologically significant, featuring glacier-carved rock ridges, ravines and wetland potholes, which are not found anywhere else in the county. ...
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Waubonsie Trail

3.2 miles
The Waubonsie Trail links Boulder Hill and the Village of Oswego via a greenway corridor within a residential community. The eastern trailhead is in Jaycee Park, which offers a playground, picnic shelter and open areas for sports practice. Old ...
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Wauponsee Glacial Trail

22.3 miles
Traveling along the Wauponsee Glacial Trail, you'll be surprised just how quickly you can move from an urban environment into the rolling fields of the Midwest. Starting in Joliet, within shouting distance of Interstate 80 overhead ramps, you ...
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Willow Creek Path

2.6 miles
The Willow Creek Path is a pleasant, tree-lined trail that follows its namesake creek for most of its journey through the communities of Machesney Park and Loves Park in the Rockford metropolitan area. It extends from Harlem High School into ...
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