Des Plaines River Trail

Illinois

Distance17.8mi
Elevation Gain310ft
Trailhead Elevation643ft
Top653ft
Elevation Min/Max629/653ft
Elevation Start/End643/643ft

Des Plaines River Trail

Des Plaines River Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Cook County and Lake County, Illinois. It is within Dam Number 1 Woods, Kloempken Prairie, and Potawatomi Woods. It is 17.8 miles long and begins at 643 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 10.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 310 feet. The Allison Woods Picnic Shelter Grove 1 picnic site is near the trailhead. The Lake Avenue Woods Picnic Shelter Grove 1 shelter and the Dam Number 1 Woods Picnic Shelter Grove 2 picnic site can be seen along the trail. There are also wetlands, restroom, waters, and parkings along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Des Plaines River Trail.

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