Kankakee, Illinois (IL) Trails & Maps

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  • Bloomingdale Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 2.7 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Bloomingdale Trail, part of "The 606" park system, is a proposed 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 ...
  • Burnham Greenway

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 5.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Burnham Greenway is composed of two distinct portions that both run along a former railroad corridor between Chicago and Lansing, Illinois. There are plans to extend and connect these short sections, which will create 11 miles of trail through ...
  • Cal-Sag Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 26 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    From the Friends of the Cal-Sag Trail website: The Cal-Sag Trail will be a multi-use path built almost entirely along the banks of the Cal-Sag Channel and Calumet River, open by 2014. Along 26 miles of waterway from Lemont in the west to ...
  • Centennial Trail (IL)

    State: IL
    Length: 13 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • Chesapeake and Ohio Greenway

    Rail-Trail

    State: IN
    Length: 1.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Chesapeake and Ohio Greenway (also referred to as the C&O Trail) offers a short, paved route through Merrillville, a town just a few miles south of Gary and the southern tip of Lake Michigan. The trail is on a diagonal; its northwest end ...
  • Chicago Lakefront Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 18.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    Located east of Lakeshore Drive, the Chicago Lakefront Trail is an 18.5-mile linear park along Lake Michigan that includes beaches, volleyball courts, playgrounds, baseball diamonds, tennis courts and soccer fields. The trail unites a variety ...
  • Danada and Herrick Lake Regional Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 5.8 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    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, ...
  • Erie Lackawanna Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IN
    Length: 15.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Running from Crown Point to Highland, then picking up again to the west at Wicker Park and running north through Hammond, the Erie Lackawanna Trail passes through wetlands and open space on an unusually wide, paved corridor. The northern section ...
  • Fox River Trail (IL)

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 43.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

    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 ...
  • Grove Road Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • Humphrey Bike Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 2.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    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 ...
  • Illinois & Michigan Canal State Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 68.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Gravel

    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 ...
  • Iron Horse Heritage Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IN
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Iron Horse Heritage Trail in Portage, Indiana, runs for 5 miles between Max Mochal Road (SR 149) at the east end and County Line Road near US 20 at the west end. The trail passes through a greenway corridor among suburban back yards, though ...
  • John Husar I&M Canal Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 8.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • Joliet Junction Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 4.36 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • Kankakee River Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 10.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    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 ...
  • Lake George Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IN
    Length: 3.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    As the name suggests, the Lake George trail travels along the north shore of Lake George, turning north at Calumet Ave/US 41 to skirt the east shore of Wolf Lake. From Lake George the trail also heads east and north toward Whiting Park on Lake ...
  • Major Taylor Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 7.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • Marquette Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IN
    Length: 2.1 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Marquette Trail offers picturesque views of Lake Michigan as it travels through the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. This scenic route follows an abandoned rail line through a variety of diverse habitats, including hardwood forests, wetlands ...
  • Monon Trail (Lake County)

    Rail-Trail

    State: IN
    Length: 4.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Monon Trail in Lake County, Indiana—not to be confused with the trail of the same name in Indianapolis—links the two Chicago suburbs of Hammond and Munster. The paved trail occupies an abandoned CSX rail corridor originally built and used ...
  • North Branch Riverwalk

    State: IL
    Length: 0.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The North Branch Riverwalk is a 0.6 mile biking and walking trail located on Chicago's northside along the North Branch of the Chicago River, nestled between Gordon Tech High School and Lane Tech High School. There's potential for expansion ...
  • Oak Savannah Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IN
    Length: 8.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Oak Savannah Trail takes its name from the unique ecosystem that it runs through. Once pervasive throughout northern Indiana, the oak savannah is a transitional zone between forest and prairie, with grassland marked by a smattering of oak ...
  • Old Plank Road Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 22 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • Pennsy Greenway

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL, IN
    Length: 7.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Pennsy Greenway is currently open in three segments between Calumet City, Illinois, and Schererville, Indiana. The northern portion begins at the southern end of the Burnham Greenway in Calumet City on the eastern edge of the Forest Preserve ...
  • Prairie-Duneland Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IN
    Length: 10.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    As its name implies, the beautiful Prairie–Duneland Trail offers snapshots of the flora and fauna—from hardwood forest to remnant prairie grasslands—that once dominated this region. In spite of the rapid development of the south Chicago suburbs ...
  • Rock Run Greenway Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 10.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    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, ...
  • Salt Creek Trail (IL)

    State: IL
    Length: 26.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Cinder

    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 ...
  • Skokie Valley Trail Extension (north)

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 6.8 miles
    Surface:

    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 ...
  • Thorn Creek Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 9.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Thorn Creek Trail is currently open in two disconnected segments. Both are paved and travel through woodlands abundant with wildlife. The northern section stretches 4.6 miles through the Wampum Lake Woods Forest Preserve in Glenwood. The ...
  • Tinley Creek Trail (North)

    State: IL
    Length: 18.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • Tinley Creek Trail (South)

    State: IL
    Length: 3.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • Veterans Memorial Trail (IN)

    Rail-Trail

    State: IN
    Length: 9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    From Veterans Memorial Trail : In 1999, the Indiana Department of Transportation awarded the Lake County Parks and Recreation Department a grant of $1.4 million towards the construction of the Veterans Memorial Trail, and multi-use, non-motorized ...
  • Virgil Gilman Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 11.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • Waterfall Glen

    State: IL
    Length: 9.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Grass

    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. ...
  • Waubonsie Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 3.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • Wauponsee Glacial Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 22.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    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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