Trail in good condition, very straight, well paved (no potholes, but at places a bit bumpy, where cracks were filled with bitumen). For the most part, you'll ride in the shade. Haven't noticed a lot of water fountains, so don't forget to have water with you.
I rode from Schoolhouse rd just beyond Frankfort 2 weeks ago. Easy ride. This is one of my more favorite trails i discovered lat year. I like the fact that it is paved, it is popular and there are plenty of places to stop for water, food & to view nature. I plan on riding this next Thursday May 8th depending on weather.
• New trail section connects OPRT with Thorn Creek Trail The IDNR and Forest Preserve District of Cook County plan to have a ribbon cutting celebration November 1, 2015 at 1pm where the new eastern extension of the OPRT meets the new Thorn Creek Trail. One-half mile south of Route 30 on Campbell Ave. in Chicago Heights