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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois
 

West Branch DuPage River Trail

The West Branch DuPage River Trail (WBDRT) is a 26-mile trail that connects DuPage communities along the West Branch of the DuPage River.  This trail meanders through picturesque natural areas such as Timber Ridge, West DuPage Woods, and Blackwell Forest Preserve on its way through western DuPage County.  At its southern terminus, the WBDRT connects to the DuPage River Trail in Will County.  Along the way are the downtowns of communities like Winfield, Warrenville, and Naperville, where the trail offers long stretches of uninterrupted views of the riverfront between destinations.

The WBDRT is an interagency effort led by the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County.  The Forest Preserve has partnered with municipalities, park districts, and DuDOT to assist in the construction of various segments.

Status

The West Branch DuPage River Trail is nearing completion.  One final segment remains in West Chicago:

  • The trail segment between the West Branch Woods and Blackwell Forest Preserve will be the last remaining part of the West Branch DuPage River Trail to be constructed.  A bridge will be constructed over IL 38 (Roosevelt Rd) and the West Branch of the DuPage River to bring trail users through West Chicago.  Construction is anticipated to begin in 2021.

Further Information

For more information, please visit the website for the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County at www.dupageforest.org.  Or, to go directly to the project website for the final segment in West Chicago, please visit https://www.dupageforest.org/news/upcoming-projects/west-dupage-river-trail-blackwell-west-dupage-woods.