Fox River Trail, Illinois Prairie Path Make List of Top 100 in North America


Fox River Trail. Credit:


Illinois Prairie Path. Credit:

Two beloved bike paths in Kane County have made TrailLink’s list of  “Top US Trails — The Best Biking & Walking Trails in North America.”

The article puts the top 100 trails in alphabetical order rather than giving them a 1-100 ranking, but the Fox River Trail and the Illinois Prairie Path each won five-star ratings and some kind remarks in the write-up.

Here’s more from the listing, which you can read by clicking this link.

Fox River Trail (IL)


State: IL
Length: 43.4 miles
Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

The Fox River Trail features 43 miles of spectacular biking, hiking and cross-country skiing along the scenic Fox River. The paved path can be challenging at times, but the extra pedal pushing is rewarded with some impressive scenery along the scenic Fox River. Read More

Illinois Prairie Path


State: IL
Length: 61 miles
Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

The Illinois Prairie Path (IPP) is one of the country’s first rail-trail conversions. It consists of five connected trail segments with three main branches that converge at Volunteer Park in Wheaton. The 61-mile trail follows the historic path of the Chicago, Aurora and Elgin electric railroad. Read More

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