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Your one stop shop for trail news and conditions in the Chicagoland area. User generated, so please add a report if you're on any of the region's bike trails.

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North Branch Trail 32 Replies

updates and conditions for North Branch TrailContinue

Started by Yasmeen. Last reply by SixtyTwoPercent May 22.

Major Taylor Trail 22 Replies

This Discussion is to provide up-to-date information regarding the Major Taylor Trail. When you ride it, please provide a brief report here.Continue

Started by Anne Alt. Last reply by Anne Alt Apr 3.

Desplaines River Trail 14 Replies

This Discussion is to provide up-to-date information regarding the Desplaines River Trail. As you ride it, provide a brief report hereContinue

Started by spencewine. Last reply by Alan Xiao Oct 29, 2019.

I&M Centennial Trail 5 Replies

This Discussion is to provide up-to-date information regarding the I&M Centennial Trail. As you ride it, provide a brief report here.Continue

Started by spencewine. Last reply by Serge Lubomudrov Jun 24, 2019.

Channel Trail 13 Replies

News and ConditionsChannel Trail starts just North of Lawrence, along side the Chicago RiverContinue

Started by Yasmeen. Last reply by Bob Kastigar Jun 3, 2019.

Great Western Trail 4 Replies

The purpose of this discussion is to provide up-to-date information regarding the Great Western Trail. As you ride it, provide a brief report here.Continue

Started by Chris C. Last reply by Chris C Oct 28, 2018.

Cal-Sag Trail 7 Replies

-The Calumet-Saganashkee Trail runs 26 miles from Lemont to Burnham. -Miles 0 thru 14 (west segment) opened in June 2015, completion in 2017.-Connects to Centennial Trail, Tinley Creek trail, Major Taylor Trail and Burnham Greenway. Access from 3…Continue

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Started by Brian Bender. Last reply by Andrew F Jul 9, 2018.

Lake Front Path/Trail (LFP/LFT) 2 Replies

News and updates for the Chicago Lake Front PathContinue

Started by Yasmeen. Last reply by Yasmeen May 15, 2017.

Big Marsh 1 Reply

Big Marsh News and Updates on Trail ConditionsContinue

Started by Yasmeen. Last reply by Yasmeen May 2, 2017.

User counts on Cal-Sag Trail

Palos Heights Parks & Rec. did a survey using automated counters between September 7 and 27. 8,664 trips recorded at Lake Katherine 2,181 trips recorded at Oak Park spur Continue

Started by Brian Bender Nov 16, 2015.

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Comment by Bob Kastigar on September 3, 2014 at 9:45pm

The Forest Preserve District is voting on the bridge over the Metra tracks required for the southern extension of the North Branch Trail.

I highly suspect that the residents of Edgebrook are going to try to convince the board not to build the bridge. Thus, without drawing additional attention to the vote (and therefore more Edgebrook residents), we need to write in our support or testify in person during the next Forest Preserve board meeting next Tuesday, Sept 9.

If you wish to write support, here are the details:

Send an email to cookcounty.board@cookcountyil.gov with your testimony. Make it attention: Board Secretary

RE: Item # 14 0409 To construct and maintain a bicycle/pedestrian bridge over the Metra railroad, near Forest Glen Woods in the City of Chicago tracks near MP 11.0, between Devon and Foster Avenues, on Metra’s Milwaukee North Line.

You can also use the web contact form:  http://www.cookcountyil.gov/contact/

If you wish to testify in person, here is the link to sign up (unfortunately it is very far south instead of downtown): (Sagawau Environmental Learning Center,12545 West 111th Street, Lemont, Illinois)

http://fpdcc.com/about/board-meetings/

You can also contact John Fritchey, 12 District Representative on the board:

District Office
2539 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
(p) 773-871-4000 (f) 773-423-0392
office@fritchey.com

Let's not let this bridge get pushed aside or forgotten, like the Stone Bridge.  Send an email to cookcounty.board@cookcountyil.gov with your testimony. Make it attention: Board Secretary

Comment by Rich S on August 25, 2014 at 10:38pm

Two of the Salt Creek Trail underpasses were flooded this past Sunday. One was west of Wolf Rd that goes under 294. The other was under Roosevelt Rd in between York Rd and Rt 83. The pic below was from under Roosevelt Rd. 

Comment by Jacob Klippenstein on August 6, 2014 at 11:55am

There is a Burnham Greenway beautification work day coming up Monday, August 11th. (details below)

http://www.thechainlink.org/events/burnham-greenway-beautification

Time: August 11, 2014 from 10am to 2pm
Location: Burnham Greenway
Street: 108th & Avenue D
City/Town: Chicago (East Side)
Website or Map: http://setaskforce.org/
Phone: 773.991.0613
Event Type: bike, trail, beautification
Organized By: John Pastorak

Trees 'R' Beautiful and the Southeast Environmental Taskforce are hosting a work day to beautify the Burnham Greenway at 108th & Avenue D.

Please contact John Pastorak for more information (773.991.0613)

Lunch provided if you RSVP

Comment by Lisa Curcio on November 7, 2013 at 1:30pm

I did ride to the park at 87th Street on Sunday morning.  I love how the south end of the LFP is so empty, and the farther south one goes the emptier it gets.  There was very little traffic on South Shore Drive, and even less on the South Lake Shore Drive extension.  The roads are so nicely paved--what a pleasure.  The park seemed to attract a lot of people just walking around the path and others walking dogs.  I really enjoyed my little jaunt.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on October 31, 2013 at 1:21pm

I guess we will try this new bike lane on our way to Three Floyds this Saturday ;)

Comment by Tom Z on October 31, 2013 at 12:38pm

Yes Lisa... When you go into the album you can click "photo details" you will then see a map of the picture. I used my phone to take the pictures, so it captured the GPS location. Enjoy!

Comment by Lisa Curcio on October 31, 2013 at 12:27pm

Thank you, Tom Z.  Just what I was looking for.  The park looks a bit like urban ruins right now. :-)  Is it on the north side of the mouth of the Calumet River?

Comment by Tom Z on October 31, 2013 at 12:20pm

@Lisa Curcio... Once you get to the south-end of the LFP, you will ride on the S. South Shore Drive bike lane. This will take you straight to the new bike lanes. At 79th street you will make a slight left onto S. Lake Shore Drive.  Google maps does show the new road, but still doesn't have the bicycle lanes marked.

Here's a link to the Google Map:

https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll=41.752377,-87.548139&...

I was down there on Monday and there were quite a few people riding bikes on the new bike lanes.

Here's a picture I took just before I left:

I took some pictures of a park while I was down there.

Here's a link to the pictures I took:

2013 1028 Lake Shore Drive Extension and local park

It looks like it will be a well used extension for bicycles and A nice park should be developing over the next few years.

Comment by Lisa Curcio on October 31, 2013 at 11:43am

Not really a trail, but I am wondering about the new Lake Shore Drive Extension and how it connects to the LFP.  I am thinking of riding down there some time this weekend just for the heck of it.  When I get to the end of the LFP is the connection to the extension going to be obvious?

Comment by spencewine on May 22, 2013 at 1:36pm

Globalguy, feel free to start a new discussion on those trails, just follow the general format. I definitely don't know of all the trails in the area and rely on users to update this.

 

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