Bikeways and Trails

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Trails Coordinator 630-407-6900

DuPage County is proud to be the home of the first successful rail-to-trail conversion 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.

DuPage County DOT (DuDOT) has been a leader in planning, design, implementation, and management of bikeways and trails for over sixty years.  DuDOT collaborates with numerous partner agencies and DuPage constituents to implement bikeway improvements.  We create partnerships to fill missing gaps in the regional trail system, plan new regional networks, and connect people to their favorite destinations.

Upcoming Events

Illinois Prairie Path - Batavia Spur Closure

The Batavia Spur is closed between Eola Road and the Aurora Branch.  The closure began on July 24th, 2023 and is expected to remain in place through August 7th.  Please use the Aurora Branch or Ferry Road between Eola Rd and IL Rt 59.

Great Western Trail - IL 53 Bridge Construction

The IL Route 53 bridge over the Great Western Trail in Lombard is undergoing bridge repairs.  The bridge repair project will be active during the construction seasons of 2023-2024.  At times, the trail will be intermittently closed at the bridge underpass to allow construction work to proceed.  Please be advised that construction workers are active in the area and be aware of any heavy vehicle activity within the construction zone.


DuPage Trails Plan

DuPage Trails Plan

Follow the Trails Plan at

East Branch DuPage River Trail

Learn more and provide feedback about the project at

Navigating the Trails

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