Barrington Cruise

Barrington, Illinois 60011

Barrington Cruise

Barrington Cruise Professional Guide

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"Given the bustle of the surrounding suburban landscape, the rural character of this ride seems unlikely. As you encounter the oak-covered hills, sprawling marshlands, and farms mixed in with a scattering of often-palatial houses, you’ll find yourself congratulating the local residents who fought to preserve the area’s rural charm.

Signs along the road indicate efforts to rid the area of invasive plants and restore the native landscape. Interrupting the savannas and wetlands are oak-and hickory-laden hills—some of which may prompt you to drop into the granny gear while climbing."

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"Given the bustle of the surrounding suburban landscape, the rural character of this ride seems unlikely. As you encounter the oak-covered hills, sprawling marshlands, and farms mixed in with a scattering of often-palatial houses, you’ll find yourself congratulating the local residents who fought to preserve the area’s rural charm. When Chicago businessmen and their families began coming to Barrington after World War I, they were attracted to the rural setting and saw the potential to create a genteel atmosphere in the Chicago suburbs. They transformed old farms into estates and established numerous horse farms and riding facilities." Read more

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Trail Information

Barrington
Nearby City
28.9
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
Spring, summer, fall
Season
USGS Barrington quad
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Dec 2018