Chain O' Lakes Bike Path

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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 heading notheast toward Grant Woods. Here it meets with the Grant Woods Bike Path, a 6-mile unpaved route through prairie, woodlands, and marshes.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available at the north end of the trail along Rollins Road and at Grant Woods Forest Preserve off County 55 and Grand Avenue/Rt. 132, both east of Fox Lake Road. For information on parking at the Metra stations (Ingleside and Fox Lake), visit


Multipurpose Path

   February, 2015 by wheels847

I use this path mostly for runs (5 - 6 miles round trip) and for a leisure ride on the bike. A fair amount of the path is alongside a major road so may not be appropriate with children or pets. In the winter, during snow, only part of the path is cleared more


   September, 2014 by jaywilk1

Trail is right alongside heavy traffic, very loud, too many intersections to cross with kids, will not be going back to this trail. read more

A great warm-up or leisure ride.

   August, 2014 by kwe

This path is paved, smooth, and easy to ride for all levels of cyclist. Your best bet is to start in the town of Fox Lake. Park in the Sullivan Food parking lot which is about a minute bike ride to the trail, then begin your ride. The path winds along more