Prairie and Hebron Trails

Chicago, Illinois

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As the Prairie Trail spans nearly the entire north–south length of McHenry County, it shoots past some of the most scenic spots within northeast Illinois. In between towns such as Crystal Lake, McHenry, Ringwood, and Richmond, the trail takes you through stunning natural areas at Sterne’s Woods, Glacial Park, and Nippersink North Branch Conservation Area. After finishing the Prairie Trail, the route heads west for 6.7 miles along the Hebron Trail.
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by Ted Villaire (Falcon Guides)

As the Prairie Trail spans nearly the entire north–south length of McHenry County, it shoots past some of the most scenic spots within northeast Illinois.

In between towns such as Crystal Lake, McHenry, Ringwood, and Richmond, the trail takes you through stunning natural areas at Sterne’s Woods, Glacial Park, and Nippersink North Branch Conservation Area. After finishing the Prairie Trail, the route heads west for 6.7 miles along the Hebron Trail.

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Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Chicago
Distance: 61.8
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Riding Time: 4–6 hours
Local Maps: USGS Crystal Lake, McHenry, Hebron, and Richmond DeLorme: Illinois Atlas and Gazetteer: Pages 19 and 20
Driving Directions: Directions to Prairie and Hebron Trails

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May 2018