Bikeways and Trails

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Trails Coordinator 630-407-6900

DuPage County is proud to be the home of one of the first successful rail-to-trail conversions in the United States - the Illinois Prairie Path. The foresight of the volunteers involved in the 1963 transfer of railroad right-of-way to DuPage County led to a nation-wide rail-to-trail movement and an outstanding legacy for County residents. Today, DuPage is home to more than 500 miles of bikeways and trails that are, together, an integral part of our county's identity.

The County's trails are and will remain open to recreational users. Regardless of your current vaccination status, please help us continue to fight the spread of COVID-19 by socially distancing while on the trails. Maintain a minimum of six feet of separation between yourself and other trail users at all times. And please be courteous of strangers' wishes to socially distance as well.

For guidelines on how to socially distance on the trails, consult this infographic provided by the Active Transportation Alliance.

DuPage Trails App

In collaboration with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, the Division of Transportation and the GIS Division have created a trail mapping application that enables users to actively navigate the County's trail system. Download the the app.

East Branch DuPage River Trail

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About Bikeways & Trails

DuPage County has been an active partner in planning, managing, and expanding bicycle/pedestrian improvements for over fifty years. These efforts include constructing new trails, increasing access to and from transit, interagency project coordination, and promoting non-motorized transportation as a viable way to get around.

The County collaborates with various public agencies and residents to plan and construct crucial trail connections.  We create partnerships to fill missing gaps in the regional trail system, plan new regional networks, and connect people to their favorite destinations.

Navigating the Trails

Planning a trip?  Looking for parking? Need a restroom? Try the DuPage Trails app. The Trails app is a web-based mapping application that provides users with critical information about the County's regional trail system. The app is compatible with personal computers and mobile devices, and features a user-friendly interface that makes it easy to use for everyone. Click here to learn more. Download the Trails app.

Suggested Reading

DuPage County trails provide a pleasant environment for walking, running, biking, and equestrians that are used by hundreds of thousands of people annually. Users should take some small steps to make their visits to DuPage County's trails as safe and enjoyable as possible.      Please click on the links below for some tips and additional information.

  • Illinois Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety - official information and materials provided by the Office of the Illinois Secretary of State regarding rules of the road and safety for cyclists and pedestrians.
  • Ride Illinois' Bike Safety Quiz - a resource developed by Ride Illinois to help you learn how to cycle safely in Illinois.
  • Get Ready to Ride - safe cycling and commuting tips provided by the Active Transportation Alliance.

Bicycle Security

To prevent theft, unattended bicycles should be locked securely to fixed objects.  All Metra stations and most shopping districts in DuPage have bicycle racks. You should always use the best, most secure lock you can afford and take extra time to secure it, at a minimum, through the frame of your bicycle.

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