Great Western Nature Trail

photo: Eastern section of the Great Western Trail at Prince Crossing in West Chicago, at the western terminus. Photo by Lpangelrob.

Length: 17.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Rail Trail
Agency: City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Bicycling (on pavement)
Bicycling (off pavement)
Camping
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Motorized vehicles - Snowmobiling
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Roller/Inline Skating
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Snow - Snowshoeing

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Location: Rural/Suburban
State(s): Illinois
Counties: De Kalb, Kane
Longitude: -88.53239
Latitude: 41.95503

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Description

This trail is 14 miles of an abandoned railway from St. Charles to the DeKalb County Line. Bicycling, hiking, and snowmobiling when there is 4" of snow on trail. Shelters and rest areas along trails.

Additional Details

Width: 96 inches.
Primary Surface: Asphalt
Secondary Surface: Crushed Rock

Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1982

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Kane County - Trail information

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Forest Forest Preserve District of Kane County
719 Batavia Ave., Bldg. G.
Geneva , IL 60134
(630) 232-5980

 

Photos

Eastern section of the Great Western Trail at Prince Crossing in West Chicago, at the western terminus. Photo by Lpangelrob.

Eastern section of the Great Western Trail at Prince Crossing in West Chicago, at the western terminus. Photo by Lpangelrob.

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