Bikeways and Trails
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.
The County's trails are and will remain open to recreational users. Regardless of your current vaccination status, 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.
For guidelines on how to socially distance on the trails, consult this infographic provided by the Active Transportation Alliance.
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
Now, through Fall 2021: 31st Street Reconstruction, Meyers to York - please be cautious when navigating the path along 31st Street, as construction will be ongoing. Intermittent closures of the crossing east of IL 83 will be necessary while the crossing is being reconstructed.
Have you seen the new Gary Avenue Trail yet?
Got any questions or comments about our trail projects? Send us a message at TrailPathCoordinator@dupageco.org, or call the Division of Transportation at 630-407-6900.