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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Bikeways and Trails


Bikeways and Trails  

DuPage County is proud to be the home of one of the first successful rail-to-trail conversions in the United States - the Illinois Prairie Path. The foresight of the volunteers involved in the 1963 transfer of railroad right-of-way to DuPage County led to a nation-wide rail-to-trail movement and an outstanding legacy for County residents. Today, DuPage is home to more than 500 miles of bikeways and trails that are, together, an integral part of our county's identity.

The links on the left side of this web page will bring you to our informational pages, where you can learn more about the regional trail experiences that DuPage County offers for its residents and visitors.  Follow the links on the right side of the page to interact with any ongoing projects or plan your trip on our trails network.

DuPage Trails Are Open

The County's trails are currently open to recreational users.  Please help us continue to fight the spread of COVID-19 by socially distancing while on the trails.  Maintain a minimum of six feet of separation between yourself and other trail users at all times.  And please be courteous of strangers' wishes to socially distance as well.

    DuPage Trails App

    In collaboration with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, the Division of Transportation and the GIS Division have created a trail mapping application that enables users to actively navigate the County's trail system. Try out the app!


    Gear Up: Upcoming Events

    Aurora Branch under I-88: Closed: The underpass under I-88 has been reconstructed, but now the bridge over the tunnel needs to be constructed.  In order to accommodate the construction, the underpass will be CLOSED from September 24 through October 8th, 2020.  Please follow the signed detour.

    Elgin Branch over Klein Creek: Closed: The bridge over the Klein Creek will be closed from September 14th through 18th, 2020.  Please follow the signed detour using the Great Western Trail and the Timber Ridge Trail.

    Gary Avenue Trail is Under Construction: The trail along the west side of Gary Avenue will connect the Great Western Trail to Army Trail Road.  Look out for the new asphalt path later this summer!  See the latest article from the Daily Herald for more information.


    The Elgin Branch over IL Route 59 is open again!  Have you seen the Great Western Trail extension in West Chicago, yet?  Or, how about the Taylor Avenue Tunnel underneath the Union-Pacific Railroad in Glen Ellyn?



    Trail Map App

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    Try our new Trail Map app!

    East Branch DuPage River Trail

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    Contact Bikeways


    Jack T. Knuepfer Admin Bldg.
    421 N. County Farm Road
    Wheaton, IL 60187