Illinois Prairie Path Aurora Branch

Berkeley Park, Illinois

Distance25.1mi
Elevation Gain853ft
Trailhead Elevation644ft
Top770ft
Elevation Min/Max644/770ft
Elevation Start/End644/644ft

Illinois Prairie Path Aurora Branch

Illinois Prairie Path Aurora Branch is a hiking and biking trail in DuPage County, Kane County, and Cook County, Illinois. It is within Walnut Glen Park, Berkeley Park, and Illinois Avenue Park. It is 25.1 miles long and begins at 644 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is over 50 miles with a total elevation gain of 853 feet. Shelter and other shelters and the Villa Park Historical Society Museum can be seen along the trail. There are also scrub, water, wood, drinking water, wetland, fountains, and a swimming pool along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Illinois Prairie Path Batavia Spur, St. James Farm Bike Trail, Dupage County Regional Trail, West Branch Regional Trail, Illinois Prarie Path Elgin Branch and Batavia Road Sidepath.

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"These two connected branches of the Illinois Prairie Path take you through a suburban landscape that is largely residential, sometimes industrial, and often feels more remote than it actually is. As the route cuts through a number of forest preserves, the dense trailside greenery falls away and majestic views of wetlands and prairie open up in front of you. At roughly the route’s halfway mark, budget some time for checking out the shops and restaurants in Wheaton." Read more
"These two connected branches of the Illinois Prairie Path take you through a suburban landscape that is largely residential, sometimes industrial, and often feels more remote than it actually is. As the route cuts through a number of forest preserves, the dense trailside greenery falls away, and majestic views of wetlands and prairie open up in front of you. At roughly the route’s halfway mark, budget some time for checking out the shops and restaurants in Wheaton. The trail crosses a few busy streets; use caution while crossing these. Be mindful of other trail users, particularly on the busier sections of this trail. The trail offers a medium level of difficulty due to the length." Read more

Illinois Prairie Path Aurora Branch Reviews

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Do NOT start this trail in Maywood-very dangerous neighborhood, quite a few "hoodlums" hanging out, who were unwilling to move for me and my husband. A few times we were forced to ride bike in grass, also this trail is covered in broken glass from Maywood almost to Berkley. At Berkley the trail gets much better and is a pleasant, easy ride. Rode from Berkley to Villa Park-4 stars. Maywood-Berkley 1 star, which is such a waste of a good PAVED trail.
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Trail Information

Berkeley Park
Nearby City
Berkeley Park
Parks
Kid-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Accessibility
Asphalt, crushed gravel
Surface
Moderate
Skill Level
Birding
Additional Use
McCullough Park
Local Contacts
USGS Aurora North, Elgin, Geneva, Naperville, and West Chicago DeLorme: Illinois Atlas and Gazetteer: Pages 20 and 28
Local Maps

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Dec 2018