The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois
 

Regional Trail Development - Salt Creek Greenway Trail 

The Salt Creek Greenway Trail is a 35-mile trail which starts in Busse Woods (Cook County) on the north, passes through eastern DuPage and curves southeast into Cook County at the south end. It is part of an intergovernmental effort by the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County and includes the County, park districts, and municipalities. The trail passes through Salt Creek Marsh, Cricket Creek, Salt Creek Greenway, York Woods, Fullersburg Woods, and various forest preserves in Cook County before ending at the Brookfield Zoo. It connects six eastern DuPage communities including Wood Dale, Addison, Villa Park, Elmhurst, Oak Brook, and Oakbrook Terrace. The trail also connects to Wood Dale and Hinsdale's bikeway system,the Illinois Prairie Path Main Stem, Brookfield, Lyons, and Riverside.

The Salt Creek Trail is one component of the Salt Creek Greenway Master Plan. The plan was prepared for the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County by the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission, DuPage County Department of Development and Environmental Concerns, and Open Lands Project. A large component of the plan was trail enhancement and increasing recreational activities along Salt Creek.

Click here to download a map of the Salt Creek Trail in DuPage County.

Status

Within DuPage County, construction of the Salt Creek Greenway from northern boundary of DuPage County to Ogden Avenue has been completed.  When an additional on-street bikeway segment in Hinsdale is completed, riders will be able to travel from Busse Woods in Schaumburg to the Centennial Trail in Lyons.  In addition, the Cook County Forest Preserve has completed an east-west segment of the Salt Creek Greenway that provides bicycle access to the Brookfield Zoo. The Cook County Forest Preserve District project included approximately 13 miles of improvements.   Click on the following link to access Cook County Forest Preserve District trail maps.  http://fpdcc.com/preserves-and-trails/maps/

The Forest Preserve District completed The Salt Creek Greenway Master Plan which includes a map showing the trail and location of the plan's recommendations. For a copy of the executive summary of this plan, view the Salt Creek Greenway Master Plan Executive Summary.