Des Plaines River Trail

Chicago, Illinois

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If you like riparian landscapes, you’ll love the Des Plaines River Trail as it winds alongside tree-laden riverbanks, through dense bottomland woods, alongside ponds, and over footbridges. Quiet oak savannas and many acres of tall grass prairie thick with goldenrod, asters, and big bluestem prairie grass decorate the trail borders. Spanning nearly the entire length of Lake County, the trail gives visitors an extended encounter with this attractive river and the surrounding— mostly wet—landscape.
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by Ted Villaire (Falcon Guides)

If you like riparian landscapes, you’ll love the Des Plaines River Trail as it winds alongside tree-laden riverbanks, through dense bottomland woods, alongside ponds, and over footbridges.

Quiet oak savannas and many acres of tall grass prairie thick with goldenrod, asters, and big bluestem prairie grass decorate the trail borders. Spanning nearly the entire length of Lake County, the trail gives visitors an extended encounter with this attractive river and the surrounding— mostly wet—landscape.

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Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Chicago
Distance: 49.6
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Riding Time: 4–6 hours
Local Contacts: Half Day Forest Preserve
Local Maps: USGS Libertyville, Wadsworth, and Wheeling DeLorme: Illinois Atlas and Gazetteer: Pages 20 and 21 Map boards are located along the trail; paper maps are sometimes available at the boards or visit www .lcfpd .org/ docs/map_22079.pdf.
Driving Directions: Directions to Des Plaines River Trail

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