Great Western Trail

Illinois

Distance17.0mi
Elevation Gain577ft
Trailhead Elevation780ft
Top930ft
Elevation Min/Max742/930ft
Elevation Start/End780/780ft

Great Western Trail

Great Western Trail is a hiking and biking trail in DeKalb County and Kane County, Illinois. It is 17.0 miles long and begins at 780 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 34.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 577 feet. Near the trailhead there is a shelter. This trail connects with the following: Randall Road Trail.

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

"Setting out toward Sycamore from St. Charles, the first half of the path presents you with attractive woodland intermingled with acres of bright and shiny housing developments. A rural landscape takes over on the second half of the path as it slices through wide-open agricultural land alongside IL 64." Read more
"Setting out toward Sycamore from St. Charles, the first half of the path presents you with attractive woodland intermingled with acres of bright and shiny housing developments. A rural landscape takes over on the second half of the path as it slices through wide-open agricultural land alongside IL 64." Read more

Great Western Trail Reviews

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The great western is a flat trail for the most part. If there is an incline it is very slight. Some parts are paved and others dirt/cinder (which turn to deep mud in wet conditions). Great trail for running or biking in good weather conditions. One way out and one way back....no chance on getting lost on this trail.
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Trail Information

Kid-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Accessibility
Asphalt, crushed gravel
Surface
Moderate
Skill Level
Birding, ATV/OHV
Additional Use
Wildflowers
Features
West Side Park
Local Contacts
USGS Elburn, Geneva, Maple Park, and Sycamore DeLorme: Illinois Atlas and Gazetteer: Pages 27 and 28 Kane & Northern Kendall Counties Bicycle Map; Kane County Division of Transportation; www .co.kane.il .us/dot/com/publications
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018