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This regional trail connects two of DuPage County's forest preserves—Herrick Lake and Danada—on a crushed stone pathway nearly 6 miles long. Together, the preserves cover more than 1,600 acres of scenic terrain, including woodlands, prairie, and wetlands, as well as two large lakes, Rice Lake and Herrick Lake, where fishing is permitted. In addition to walking and biking, the trail is suitable for horseback riding and an equestrian center is available in Danada.
For a longer journey, from the trail's western end, you can connect to the Illinois Prairie Path, one of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's Hall of Fame rail-trails that stretches nearly 60 miles west of Chicago.
Three parking lots are available on the northern end of Herrick Lake Forest Preserve, south of Butterfield Road and east of Herrick Road.
In Danada Forest Preserve, two parking lots are centrally located. From Butterfield Road, head south on Naperville Road and travel about 0.75 mile. On Naperville Road's west side, you can park at the Forest Preserve District Headquarters; on its east side, park at the Danada Equestrian Center.
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