biking + hiking

Great Western Bike Trail

FEATURES: 14 MILES |  An abandoned railway from St. Charles to the DeKalb County Line. Bicycling, hiking, and snowmobiling when there is 4" of snow on trail. Shelters and rest areas along trails.

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Peck Road Bike Trail

FEATURES: 3.8 MILES | The North Paved Loop has 1.4 miles of trails while the South Paved Loop has 2.4 miles of trail.

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River Bend Bike Trail

FEATURES: 131 ACRES | An Illinois Land & Water Reserve, this large and extremely diverse landscape environment features restored woodlands, wetlands, prairie and savanna areas with a picnic pavilion and walking trails.

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Virgil L. Gilman Trail

FEATURES: 9 MILES | From Ohio Street, south of Montgomery, northwest to Bliss Woods on Bliss Road, north of Sugar Grove. The Fox River is crossed on a covered bridge between Rt. 25 and Rt. 31 in Aurora, north of Ashland Avenue. 

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Randall Road Bike Trail

FEATURES: 3.7 MILES | Pass through the LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, and on the south side of Dean Street, you can connect to the Great Western Trail, which stretches 14 miles northwest to Sycamore.

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Fox River Bike Trail

FEATURES: 40 MILES | Used for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and jogging and stretches from Algonquin to Aurora.

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Illinois Prairie Path

FEATURES: 62 MILES | Biking, hiking, jogging, equestrian, and nature trails, the Illinois Prairie Path is an amazing natural resource. Access the Geneva Spur from Route 25 in Bennett Park on the east side of the Fox River.

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james "pate" philip state park

FEATURES: 4.6 MILES | You can walk, jog, bike or cross-country ski on most trails. The preserve features remnant tall grass prairie and wetlands that are home to white-tailed deer, beavers, yellow-headed blackbirds, common snapping turtles and sandhill cranes. Visitors can enjoy watching waterfowl, warblers and beavers and other wildlife at the Brewster Creek bridge.

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waubonsie creek trail

FEATURES: 3.2 MILES | The Waubonsie Trail links Boulder Hill and the Village of Oswego via a greenway corridor within a residential community. The eastern trailhead is in Jaycee Park, which offers a playground, picnic shelter and open areas for sports practice.

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