Explore the most popular road biking trails in Illinois with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

paved the whole way, and interacts with major roads in several places. granted, that’s about as woodsy as it gets this deep into the suburbs. can be somewhat busy but never too crowded. excellent for biking. can also be supplemented by the very pretty trail around the lagoon, which also passes by the botanic gardens if you want to make a day trip out of it

walking
8 hours ago

Didn't walk the full trail but this is an amazing way to get around outside of the city streets if you don't mind walking.

walking
8 hours ago

Another fantastic trail in Chicago. This is a bit of nature set outside the city, offering a breath of fresh air with some epic views.

9 hours ago

Nice trail , short if you are a long distance runner , I had to go around twice to get 4 miles, but is a super nice place for a nice walk , the lake to the right of the parking is beautiful with lots of trees and benches to see the water and relax ! Well taken care of. I recommend

walking
1 day ago

Nice trails and a lot of wildlife. Not much tree coverage

Great trail with nice views, perfect for a bike ride

road biking
4 days ago

nice ride on hot day. expe t to. Ross some major cross roads. will do it again

will do it again. busy but well maintained. easy to follow

trail running
5 days ago

Awesome running trail

Great bicycle patch

Nice paved path. I like the ups and downs on the path; not flat and boring. Shady parts with nice big trees. But it’s too close to road noise and neighborhoods and the golf course for my taste.

mountain biking
5 days ago

New trail for me, surprised to see a paved trail here, easy to navigate, though paved its run down and very bumpy due to cracks. River smells , but I would ride it again. Straight as the crow flys. Has mile markers on the trail, climbing the bridge at Route 83 is cool ... Down side is you have to turn around and ride same trail back .

nice ride on hot day

Great workout to do the entire thing at once.

Always a treat to hike here in the Woods

Fairly crowded with bikes and a lot of dogs. Well maintained path, Long enough for serious race training runs.

mountain biking
8 days ago

Very nice preserve, Well kept, easy way around. Well mapped. Was 1st time through, will ride again, I ride in Wisconsin living there. If U ride to Danada to Butterfield gets tricky and steep in one section. Enjoy

hiking
10 days ago

Not sure the recorded track is the "main loop:" there are some natural surface trails to the west of the track shown here that form nice short hiking loops of 1.5-2 miles long. Segments along the Rock River are especially appealing. Some other areas are buggy in summer and muddy in winter. Overall, a worthwhile way to spend an hour.

Well maintained. Easy trail.

road biking
11 days ago

Excellent trail! Beautiful scenery and lots of shade. Some inclines but not too much, pretty smooth and easy ride.

trail running
12 days ago

Everything was so overgrown
So sad i was able to do .3 and mile. The lake seemed nice but there was a couple doing their thing!!! So disappointed :(

on Old Plank Road Trail

12 days ago

I ride this trail a few times a year and enjoy it every time I do

Great

Enjoyable open trail, few trees and little shade, well maintained trail!

Very nice bike and hike trail. Great for cross country skiing. Depending on the snow of course.

Beautiful bike and hike path along Salt Creek.

walking
18 days ago

Nice trail. Saw lots of wildlife.

road biking
18 days ago

Nice on Sunday; just enough people to wind through but not too many!

road biking
18 days ago

Nice bike trail. They have nice benches all along the way.

trail running
18 days ago

Scenic flat concrete trail next to Lake Michigan. Can be warm later in the day so I recommend early morning running. You can meet the River Walk as part of your run.

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