The East Northbrook Trail is a 1-mile route through a wooded corridor adjacent to an out-of-service rail corridor in the Village of Northbrook. The trail provides access to residential neighborhoods, office parks and other amenities branching off from Dundee Road.
A short trip east from the East Northbrook Trail’s northern endpoint at Dundee Road will lead you to the scenic North Branch Trail, a meandering 20-mile route through the northern suburbs of Chicago.
The East Northbrook Trail may itself eventually be incorporated into or supplanted by a new route for the Skokie Valley Trail, a proposed rail-trail extending north for more than 20 miles from Chicago to Lake Bluff. Three other segments of the planned trail are currently open: the Skokie Valley Trail between Highland Park and Lake Bluff (the longest segment); the Skokie Valley Trail in the heart of the Village of Skokie; and the Valley Line Trail—also known as the Sauganash Trail—in Chicago.
On-street parking is available in the neighborhood at the southern end of the trail off Sunset Ridge Road.