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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Regional Trail Development - North Central DuPage Regional Trail

The North Central DuPage Regional Trail is a 35 mile trail which will span the northern portion of the county beginning at the Illinois Prairie Path-Elgin Branch on the west. It will pass through the communities of Wayne, Bartlett, Hanover Park, Bloomingdale, Roselle, Elk Grove Village, unincorporated areas of Bloomingdale Township, and several forest preserves. On the east, it will connect to Cook County's Ned Brown/ Busse Woods Forest Preserve and the Schaumburg bikeway system.

This is a multi-jurisdictional project being implemented by affected communities, park districts, the DuPage County Forest Preserve District, the DuPage County Division of Transportation, and IDOT.  Download a map of the North Central DuPage Regional Trail.


Most segments of the North Central DuPage Regional Trail have been completed by the county and our intergovernmental partners. Completed segments include:

  • Lake Street bicycle and pedestrian bridge ( Villages of Roselle and Bloomingdale, and the State of Illinois)

  • Village of Hanover Park's Greenbrook-Mallard Lake Forest Preserve link

  • Bloomingdale/ Roselle Road bicycle/ pedestrian bridge which connects the trail through Meacham Grove Forest Preserve

  • On-street signed trail routes in Roselle and Bloomingdale 

A bridge is planned and funded by the DuPage County Forest Preserve District over County Farm Road to connect Hawk Hollow Forest Preserve to Mallard Lake Forest Preserve. Engineering on this project is underway with construction anticipated for 2016. For updates on this project, please contact the DuPage County Forest Preserve District at (630) 933-7200.   

Planning is also underway by the Forest Preserve District for the trail segment in Pratt's Wayne Woods in Wayne and Bartlett that will provide a link to the Illinois Prairie Path and regional trails in Kane and Kendall Counties. However, the priority is to complete the bridge over County Farm Road.