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Closure Notice: As of April 2021, the portion of the bike path on the Route 176 bridge over the Des Plaines River is closed for bridge repairs. Trail users can follow posted detour signage via the Des Plaines River Trail. Construction is slated to be finished by the end of July 2021; consult with the DOT website for the latest updates.
The North Shore Bike Path runs for nearly 8 miles between Lake Bluff and Mundelein, paralleling State Route 176 for the path's entire length. The trail is one of dozens in the Chicagoland area, all of which link to one another for cross-city access to suburbs, parks, business districts and scenic Lake Michigan. At its eastern end, the North Shore Bike Path connects to the Robert McClory Bike Path at Sheridan Road and Scranton Avenue.
Just east of Libertville, the North Shore Bike Path links to the north–south running Des Plaines River Trail (east of the river).
You can access the North Shore Bike Path from any where it crosses a road or from the Des Plaines River Trail or Robert McClory Bike Path. There's no official parking for the trail but parking is available in Libertyville and Mundelein.
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