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Storm damage

By thagert28 in June, 2014

Trees down between mile marker 27 and 27.5 currently blocking the trail!

In Rail/Trail language: "Just Right"

By dcrzmh in September, 2013

The Hebron Trail is the Rail/Trail I rode this September, 2013 Saturday morning. Just what you expect and just what you should get from a Rail/Trail. Starting on the east end of Hebron, IL (East and West are about 3 blocks apart)I headed east on a flat, well maintained former railroad right of way.

Fall colors were just starting to show and some leaves had fallen, which required bike riders to watch the trail more closely for rodent holes and small "washouts". However, the trail was in good shape and unusually wide for a Rail/Trail. Even when the trail broke out of the village tree cover the trail was flat, low and protected on both sides by tall bushes and grasses. A prevailing crosswind was mostly unnoticeable along the open portions of the trip.

The Hebron Trail jumped off the right of way for a short time about mid trip, but the change was marked and navigated with ease.

The Hebron Trail terminated as highlighted in the descriptions included with TrailLink, however one could pedal across the road and enter the North Branch park of the McHenry County Forest Conservatory and continue through the large open space (limestone trail provided) up and over the field and merge with the Northern end of the Prairie Path just south of Genoa City.

I biked up to the north end of the Prairie Path then tried some of the southbound trail, but that trip will be another story.

The Hebron Trail was 5 plus miles of well managed former railroad road bed, some parking was available at a couple of intersections and restrooms were available at both ends. It was a ride that was "Just Right".

Hebron Trail

By jschlau in August, 2010

Rode the Hebron Trail on Aug 5th, 2010 as part of the Grand Illinois Trail. In spite of recent heavy rains in northern IL, the trail was in good condition for riding a loaded mountain bike and generally well shaded. There are numerous stores in Hebron.

Not a review but a request

By steve ignots in July, 2010

I friend and I plan to ride from East Dundee to Lake Geneva, WI. Up the Fox River Trail to the Prairier, over to Hebron and north to Lake Geneva. The question is once on Hebron what's the best road to take north to Lake Geneva? Steve

Nice Trail

By 850120 in November, 2008

I rode this trail in November and found it very interesting. I am 62 years old and found it to be an easy trail to ride. Will ride the trail again. Would like to ride it again during the summer months. I began my ride in Richmond on the Prairie Trail. I did find the connecting trail between the Prairie Trail and Hebron Trail to be some what difficult. It did have a lot of loose gravel. When I do it again I will park at the Trail Head lot on Keystone Road.


Ron Krich