Fox River Bike Trail
For outdoor enthusiasts, The Fox River Bike Trail offers over 40 miles of guaranteed enjoyment. It runs beside the scenic Fox River in Northern Illinois, along the routes of historic railroad lines, crossing six bridges along the way, and passing through nature preserves and charming towns and villages. The Trail is the perfect outing for spirited cyclists, hikers, families and outdoor aficionados. No weather is too extreme, and if the snow diminishes your chances of hoping on your bike, the trail offers up a great cross-country skiing opportunity. Stop along the way at local diners, or pack a lunch and take a break at one of the many picnic spots. Look out for signage along the Trail showing the way to an auxiliary trail that detours through local neighborhoods and along Main Streets.
Getting to the Fox River Bike Trail
The Northern Fox River Valley is only 45 minutes northwest of downtown Chicago. Click here for directions to the area. The easiest spot to access the Fox River Bike Trail in the Northern Fox River Valley is in East Dundee, by The Depot. 319 N. River St., East Dundee, IL 60118.
The Fox River Bike Trail runs from Aurora to Algonquin. Click here to download a pdf of the Fox River Bike Trail map.
If you are starting the trail in Aurora, take Interstate 88 to Aurora, exit on to State Route 31 and drive south to Willis McCullough Park, where the trail starts. If you plan to start in Algonquin, take State Route 31 toward Algonquin, turn east on State Route 62 then north on North Harrison Street, where you can park in Riverfront Park.
For more information on the Fox River Bike Trail visit the Northern Fox River Valley website.