Burnham Greenway Trail is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Calumet City, Illinois that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until September.
Calumet City, across from River Oaks Shopping Cntr
This trail runs perpendicular to several main roads in the area so you'll have to cross traffic every mile or so, but the in between parts are lovely. There's a stream near part of it, bridges and the back of houses. You'll meet people walking their dogs and biking on here often.
Ride this trail all the time really nice ride.
First as it is constucted now it is only about 6 miles long. It will soon be closer to 10 miles once the town of Munster finishes their part of the trail which is to happen this fall 2012. It goes thru some industrial areas but also has some very nice forested and suburban areas as well.