The Des Plaines River Trail and Greenway traverses northsouth 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 numerous forest preserves, parks and communities between the IllinoisWisconsin border and south, well into the western Chicago suburbs.
In Lake County, snowmobiles are permitted along the trail between Wadsworth Road (and in the wetlands research project area) and the northern terminus at Russell Road.
For more detailed maps of this extensive trail, consult the links to Lake and Cook counties.
Parking and Trail Access
There are numerous access points and places to park along the Des Plaines River Trail and Greenway. Consult the local map for more details on access and the different services found along the way.