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Skokie Valley Bike Trail

10 Skokie Valley Rd, Skokie Blvd & Lake Cook Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035-4402
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under the power lines -- train tracks on the west and Highway 41 on the east

Com Ed and the Chicago Botanic Gardens have partnered to preserve and plant in this utility... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
illinois travelere
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Convenient location and long distance overall. Good for exercise but not very nice scenery along... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
Dan W
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Highland Park, Illinois
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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10 Skokie Valley Rd, Skokie Blvd & Lake Cook Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035-4402
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"lake cook road"
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"great sight lines"
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"runs parallel"
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"exercise"
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"cyclists"
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"route"
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"crossing"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Com Ed and the Chicago Botanic Gardens have partnered to preserve and plant in this utility corridor. On a recent August early-morning visit we saw prairie grasses, cat tails, thistles, daisies, purple clover, black-eyed susans, Queen Anne's lace, goldenrod (yes, early -- I know), grape...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Convenient location and long distance overall. Good for exercise but not very nice scenery along the trail.

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Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

An excellent paved trail which runs parallel to Hwy 41 from Lake Cook Road to Route 176. It's flat and has great sight lines where you can see whats ahead. Weekday traffic is light but the weekend can become congested. It's not a scenic path...More

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Reviewed April 17, 2017

Nice path to ride, Lake Cook Road up to Route 176. The path is paved, only has grade crossings at Clavey Road, Old Deerfield Road, Park Ave West, Old Elm Road (Everett), and Westleigh, The path is perfect for families, no vehicle traffic, but please...More

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Reviewed April 8, 2017

It would be nicer if Illinois Department of Transportation could find a way to get bicyclists over the expressways more safely and easier--because I live East of the Edens--and getting to the trail is a bit hair raising. That being said--once you get there--behind a...More

Thank William F
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Reviewed October 2, 2016

paved, flat, straight trail below -- power lines above -- train tracks on one side -- highway 41 on the other side. no shade, water, benches or restrooms. best used for training/exercise -- not a scenic route. have had brief encounters with dive-bombing mother birds...More

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Reviewed September 18, 2016

This nine mile asphalt paved trail goes from the North Shore Bike Path to Lake Cook Road. Elevation is minimal. The scenery is mostly prairie. Only a few roads to cross. Food, drinks, and restrooms are available at Lake Cook Road. Not heavily traveled.

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Reviewed July 23, 2016

As a cyclist, I like to travel on bike trails and this is an amazing one that I have only explored within twenty miles of my departure on it. It is wonderful and I have used it to go both north and south. It is...More

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Reviewed July 19, 2016

Cyclists can agree that trying to get a workout in while trying to be mindful of traffic (who may or may not understand sharing the road with cyclists) can be an Olympic event. This trail removes much of the traffic stress and allows for a...More

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Reviewed June 10, 2016

This bike trail is easy to access at various points along the trail. The trail has great sight lines making it exceptionally safe. It is level with just a few areas of easy grade. It runs parallel with Skokie Highway and it is poorly landscaped....More

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