Bicycling on the Great Western Trail
This 18-mile trail is built on the abandoned mainline
of the Chicago Great Western Railroad. It connects
the communities of St. Charles and Sycamore.
The St. Charles trail head is on Dean Street just
west of Randall Road. The surface is crushed limestone.
The trail passes through forest areas and long
stretches of open farm land. We enjoyed it immensely.
To obtain a trail brochure, contact:
Forest Preserve District of Kane County
Bldg. G, 719 Batavia Avenue
Geneva, IL 60134
Please be aware that this page is neither created
nor supported by the Great Western Trail management.
It is simply our endorsement of a trail that
we enjoyed and want people to know about. A website
that provides more information is:
Kane County Forest Preserve website, the Great Western page.
Here are some photos taken on the trail: