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Bike riding on the I & M

Enjoy riding my bike on the path by the canal. The path is in very good shape there isn't a lot of... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Connie M
Greqt little trail that'se easy to access

It's a well laid out and marked paved trail that's great for walking, running and biking. It's easy... read more

Reviewed December 21, 2017
Len P
Willow Springs, Illinois
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“wildlife”(3 reviews)
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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near Archer Avenue and Willow Springs Road, the I&M Canal National Heritage Corridor, Willow Springs, IL 60480
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Enjoy riding my bike on the path by the canal. The path is in very good shape there isn't a lot of traffic.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Connie M
Reviewed December 21, 2017

It's a well laid out and marked paved trail that's great for walking, running and biking. It's easy to access and has plenty of parking. I often see wildlife along the (deer, turtles in the canal and herons along the shore).

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Len P
Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

Grew up near trail access in Willow Springs. I have walked it and biked it. Love seeing the wildlife. Turtles, frogs, snakes, birds. Easy grade for biking, not any real hills. Perfect for leisurely biking, most serious bikers would be on the nearby Centennial trail....More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

The Cook County Forest Preserve District does a fantastic job caring for this trail. Within 24 hours of a storm all debris is cleared from the path. Every season they cut back branches and grass making it clear and smooth. Professional bikers, families with young...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Jesse E
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Trail starts by the parking lot and you can turn around at Rte 83 or cross the bridge and continue all the way to 135th St. A little bumpy but not bad.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Brightoman
Reviewed October 10, 2016

We came here for a short post-Chicago Marathon run. We parked over in Columbia Woods and there's a closed road that leads to the trail. It's well paved but with the forest cover it gives it a kind of desolate look. Still, we were able...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank kurokitty
Reviewed May 19, 2016

This is a good path for families looking to expand their ride beyond the neighborhood. The path is relatively short (~5 miles depending on turnaround point). Yet it is paved and shady. This makes it easy if you are hauling a burly or getting your...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Reviewed April 24, 2016

This is a nice, level bike trail that runs along the Canal. Parking can be accessed from Archer Ave and Willow Springs Road in Willow Springs. There are two different routes to take from the parking lot. Though there are also occasional hikers/joggers, the trail...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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