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The Kankakee River Trail is fairly wooded and runs primarily through Kankakee River State Park. Walkers, bicyclists, and cross-country skiers can enjoy more than ten miles of trail along the north bank of the river between Bourbonnais and Wilmington in the southwestern suburbs of Chicago.
Approximately 3 miles on the east end of the trail is crushed stone, while the rest is paved. Trail-goers looking for more of a challenge will like the hill climbs on the west end of the trail.
An equestrian trail is available on the south side of the river from April through October. Beginning in late January, after a good snowfall, snowmobilers can also use the south-bank trail.
West-end parking is off Route 102 between Byron and S. Chicago roads. East-end parking is at Davidson's Creek in Bourbonnais. Or, you can park in Kanakakee River State Park (5314 Illinois 102, Bourbonnais), which is approximately the half-way point on the trail.
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