Thinking of going on a ride on it tomorrow (Saturday) but have heard bad thinks about it through the grapevine and and I have never been on it.
Are trail conditions bad this year?
The southern portion of the trail south up to Oakton can be very muddy to the point of requiring a mountain bike. From there to the county line, it can be rough but passable. The Lake County stretch is a much nicer and smoother than Cook County and goes almost to Wisconsin. Sometimes the underpasses are flooded. I don't know what its like now.
Btw, its a beautiful trail and well worth it.
FYI, the river road bridge over the Kennedy has been removed. I know rides in the past accessed it that way, but you'll have to find another route if that makes any difference.
This is by far my favorite trail in the Chicago area. But I haven't ridden it since last winter so not sure about current conditions.
Lake county forest preserve website has a map that indicates which underpasses are closed but it's not working for me at the moment. Typically if underpasses are closed in Lake county they'll be closed further south in Cook county.
A few things:
Did you go? If so, how was it?