The Thorn Creek Trail is currently in two segments. This northern section is in the Glenwood area and traverses the south, west and portions of the east border of Wampum Lake Woods Forest Preserve. Along the heavily wooded trail you're bound to see much wildlife. Visit the southern segment
in Chicago Heights.
There are plans to link the two disjoined segments, via the proposed Thorn Creek CSX Bike Path, bringing the total trail mileage of both segments (with the connector) to 17.5.
Parking is available in Wapum Lake Woods off Glenwood-Lansing Road just west of Torrence Ave/Rt. 83 and off Cottage Grove Avenue just south of 183rd Street.
Trail has been paved and in excellent shape. A nice short ride about 4.6 miles long, not crowded.
This is a pretty trail, but it has been neglected over the years. It is now so rutted as to make it impossible to ride now. There are long cracks parallel with the direction of the trail that are just waiting to grab you wheel. They really need someone ...