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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Regional Trail Development - Centennial Trail

The Centennial Trail is a 13-mile multi-county off-road trail which will start in Cook County near the Chicago Portage site along the DesPlaines River in Lyons. It is located on the south side of the DesPlaines River.  The northern trail head is at the Columbia Woods at Wentworth Avenue.  The trail proceeds south along the Des Plaines River and traverses the southeast corner of DuPage County south of Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve.

The Centennial Trail continues southwest from that point and joins the Illinois and Michigan Canal Trail at 135th Street in Romeoville.  Both trails combined provide a 60+ mile network.  This network  is within the I & M Canal National Heritage Corridor and provides an unparalleled combination of scenic trails and access to our cultural heritage.   


The Centennial Trail within DuPage County is open.  Beginning at IL 83, it is managed by the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County.  

The Centennial Trail will be closed between Willow Springs Road and Route 83 in Cook County effective May 1, 2013. During the trail’s closure, which is expected to last 30 months, users are encouraged to take advantage of the Illinois and Michigan (I&M) Canal Trail which is located approximately 350 feet to the south.  The MWRD indicated that a detour route would be designated and marked.   

For information on the Centennial Trail and I&M Canal Trail in Will County, click on the link below.  

For information on the I&M Canal Trail and heritage Corridor from IDNR, click on the link below.