I & M Canal ride report Ottawa to Lasalle-Peru with photos
I & M Canal ride report Mc Kinley Woods (Channahon to Aux Sable aqueduct) with photos

GITAP Bike Tour   Gitap 2004 Photos    Gitap 2005 Photos
Grand Illinois Trail 2000 David Johnsen

Other Illinois links at the bottom of this page

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Northeast Trails                     (If any trails are closed to bikes please let me know.)

Arie Crown F.P. (Directions)
Map
Illinois Prairie Path
Prairie Path Map
Prairie Path History
Van Patten Woods Lake County
Buffalo Creek Lake County I & M Canal 
Archer Ave. & Market St. (Directions)
Map
Virgil Gilman Trail
Aurora/Montgomery
Busse Woods Map I & M Canal

I & M Canal Romeoville to Joliet FPDWC
I & M Virtual tour
Map (DNR) pdf
Map West and East (DNR)

Volo Bog (Directions)
Map
Volo bog is now closed to bikes
Chain O Lakes S.P. Trail Spring Grove Map
Description
Lake Katherine N.P.
Palos Heights (Directions)
Map
Waterfall Glen Darien (New URL)
Chicago Lakefront Path
North Section
South Section
Lisle Bike Paths
Lisle Bike Path Map
Lisle Green Trails Map
Wheaton Ecobelt (Directions)
Map
Churchill Woods Glen Ellyn (Directions)
Map
Long Prairie Trail Zion Bike Path (Directions)
Map
Crystal Lake
Veteran Acres Park and Sterne's woods (Directions)
Map
Lyons Woods Lake County Libertyville Bike Path
Cuba Marsh Lake County Marengo Ridge Conservation Area
Harvard (Directions)
Map
Joliet / Lockport Centennial Trail

 

Danada Forest Preserve Wheaton (Directions)
Map
Matthiessen S.P. Utica (Directions)
Map
Calumet Forest Preserve Eastern Map
West Map
DesPlaines River Trail
North of Libertyville (Directions)
Map
Mc Kinley Woods
Channahon (Directions)
Map  FPDWC Map
Blackwell Forest Preserve (Winfield)
DesPlaines River Trail
Potowanami Woods
Southern section (Directions)
Map
Messenger Woods N.P. No bikes
Joliet/Lockport (Directions)
Map
Oswegoland Park District
Trail Map
DesPlaines River Trail
Wisc border to Gurnee Woods (Directions)
Map
Moraine Hills S.P.
Mc Henry (Directions)
Map
Woodridge Bike Paths
DesPlaines Trail Lake County South 
Map

Will County FP Trail Maps

Downers Grove Lyman Woods
Is now closed to bicycles
Moraine Hills Mc Henry Rock Run Trail Black Rd. Joliet
Rock Run Trail I & M to McDonough
Rock Run Trail Theodore Marsh
Fermilab Batavia (Directions)
Map
Ned Brown Preserve
Rolling Meadows (Directions)
Map
Joliet Iron Works
Fox River Trail   
Fox Valley Park District Map   

  Ride report
North Branch Trail
Chicago (Directions)
Map
Joliet Junction Trail Map
Fox River Trail N (Directions)
Map
North Shore Bike Path
Lake Bluff (Directions)
Map
Waubonsee Trail Joliet
Connects the I & M trail to the
Joliet Junction Trail
Fox River Trail S (Directions)
Map
Oak Brook Bike Trail (Directions)
Map
Homer Trails
Glacial Park Richmond (Directions)
Map
Oakhurst F.P. Aurora (Directions)
Map
Lake Renwick Heron Rookery
Goose Lake Morris (Directions)
Map
Old Plank Rd. Trail website
Maps
Old Plank Rd. Trail Map
Description
Grant Woods Lake County Old School F.P. Lake County
Great Western Trail 
St. Charles to Sycamore
Ride Report
Palos Preserve Trails (Directions)
Map
Cambr map
 

Great Western Trail
DuPage County
Pratts Wayne Woods Forest Preserve Map Prairie Trail McHenry County
large pdf file
 
  Ryerson Woods F.P. Lake County
Green Bay Trail Highland Park (Directions)
Map
Salt Creek & Bemis Woods
North of Western Springs (Directions)
Map
Salt Creek The Chicago Portage Map
Greene Valley Forest Preserve Map (New URL) Starved Rock Eastern Section (Directions)
Map
Closed to bikes
Bikes only allowed on Horse trails in
Matthiessen S.P. Utica
Hammel Woods Joliet (Directions)
Map
FPDWC Map
Starved Rock West Section (Directions)
Map
Closed to bikes
Bikes only allowed on Horse trails in
Matthiessen S.P. Utica
Half Day and Wright Woods Lake Co. Thorn Creek Greenway Park Forest
Herrick Lake Warrenville (New URL) Thorn Creek Greenway
South Holland (Directions)
Map
Hickory Creek Preserve
Joliet/Lockport (Directions)
Map     FPDWC East Branch Map
FPDWC West Branch Map
FPDWC LaPorte Road Access Map
Thorn Creek Woods N.P. (Directions)
Map No Bikes
Illinois Beach S.P.
North Unit Zion (Directions)
Map
Tinley Creek (Directions)
Map
Illinois Beach S.P.
South Unit (Directions)
Map
Tinley Creek Trails Challenge Park Joliet
Pay per day or per year
Northwest Trails
Rock Cut State Park Map
Description
Hennepin Canal Map
Description
Hennepin canal construction news
Pecatonica Prairie Path
trail has problem click here
Jane Addams Trail
Long Prairie Trail Description
Maps
East Central Trails
Kickapoo State Park Map
Description
Rock Island Trail
Rock Island Trail Map
Description
Pimiteoui Trail
Map

Description
Jubilee College S.P.
Peoria
Morton Community Bikeway
Peoria 
Carbondale Area Bike Trail Maps Rock Island Trail Map Lincoln Prairie Trail
Pana
Jubilee College S.P. Map
Description

 
West Central Trails

Sam Vadalebene

MCT Trails
Bluff Trail
Confluence Trail
Nickel Plate
QuercusGrove
Schoolhouse

 

Horseshoe Lake Map
Description

Jim Edgar Map
Description

Southern Trails
 

Tunnel Hill (LIB)
Tunnel Hill Description
618-658-2168,
Tunnel Hill Map     
Tunnel Hill Photos
Rend Lake Trail Map

Wine Trail Map
New Hope Trail River to River Trail Map Ronald J. Foster Sr.
Heritage Trail


Virgil Gilman Trail: Travels through quite prairie land from Waubonsee Community College into the Chicago suburbs.
Madison Country Transit Nature Trail: Adjacent to the LCCC Nelson campus the trail runs 13 miles south of Lake State Park and connects Southern Illinois University campus.
SIUE even offers a bachelors degree in recreation where students can learn to design and build biking trails for their communities.

American Bike Trails Maps and books
Bicycle Trails in Illinois LIB
Trail Resources Illinois and other states Maps for sale
Lake County bike trails
Grand Illinois Trail (Future trail)
Grand Illinois Trail (Openlands) Has good maps with places to stay and bike shops along the route
Trailmonkey Northern Illinois Trails with maps
Quad Cities Bike Trails
Illinois Bike Trails (Mtbr)
Illinois Trails Conservancy
Illinois Trail Sites (Grand Illinois Trail)
Chart 41 Illinois trails (pdf file)
IDOT online maps
Illinois Trail Sites (Grand Illinois Trail)
IDOT Alphabetical Listing of Trails
About-Bicycles Touring & Trails (Rob Chapman has some nice ride reports and photos of northern Illinois trails)
Bike Illinois Trails

If you know of any trails or maps not listed please forward me the info. Thanks, Mike
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