The Salt Creek Bicycle Trail began as a 6-mile paved trail between Bemis Woods South near Oakbrook to the Brookfield Zoo. The trail now extends farther north, from Oakbrook all the way to Busse Woods Forest Preserve near Elk Grove Village, for a total of 25 miles.
The new trail segments are a mix of paved surface and limestone screening, and the trail also uses sidewalks and roads in some places. It is well marked throughout, although take care at some junctions, which can confuse.
The Salt Creek Trail intersects the Illinois Prairie Path
in Villa Park, and follows it for a short stretch around State Route 83.