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 South and North trail, which are not paved but suitable for bikes. Grant Woods has 6 miles of trails.
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 http://metrarail.com/metra/en/home.html.
Did this trail last Sunday. It was a designated walk...little more than a sidewalk crammed between a busy road and a train track. Some portions were essentially a wider shoulder of the road.
I'm glad I did it. I've never been to that area before and ...
typical urban paved bike path
I have driven along this path many times going down Rollins Road when we go to visit my wife's relatives that live in the area. It is not a scenic path. Going from the western terminus is a train parking area, a train station, a sewer plant, a concrete ...
Chain O'Lakes Trail
I should note that the trail continues through the Grant Woods Forest Preserve, but this section of the trail is unpaved but in very good condition.