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Map of the Millennium Trail

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Millennium Trail

Millennium Trail Map area

Millennium Trail

LENGTH:

28 miles

SURFACE:

paved / unpaved

COMMUNITIES:

Lindenhurst, Greyslake, Round Lake Beach, Round Lake, Wauconda, Mundelein

HIGHLIGHTS:

McDonalds Woods Forest Preserve, Rollins Savanna Forest Preserve, lakes, local parks

NEARBY TRAILS:

Prairie Crossing Bike Path

RELATED LINKS:

Lake County
Chicago
Regional Trails

The Millennium Trail is a 28-mile long mostly unpaved pathway located in Northern Illinois. The route of the trail includes several forest preserves, woodlands, lakes, local parks, residential neighborhoods and farmland. The trail also connects to many local recreational trails.

Conditions

The Millennium Trail is paved the entire way and is open for bike riding, running and walking. The trail is not continuous and there are several gaps where trail users will need to use local streets to get to the next section.

Communities

The Millennium Trail travels through the communities of Lindenhurst, Venetian Village, Avon Township, Third Lake and Round Lake Beach.

Points of Interest

The Millennium Trail goes past the following points of interest:

Forest View Park Round Lake High School
McDonald Woods Forest Preserve Fairfield Park
Millenium Park Marl Flat Forest Preserve
Bonner Heritage Farm Lake County Discovery Museum
Fourth Lake Forest Preserve Lakewood Forest Preserve
Rollins Savanna Forest Preserve Steeple Chase Golf Club
Carillon North Golf Course Countryside Golf Course
Grayslake North High School Mundelein Consolidated High School
Gateway Park Sandburg Park
Round Lake Beach Elementary School Carl Sandburg Middle School
Nearby Trails

The Millennium Trail connects to numerous other recreational trails within the parks forest preserves, including McDonalds Woods Forest Preserve and Rollins Savanna Forest Preserve.

Prairie Crossing Bike Path: this trail connects to the south end of the Millennium Trail and heads north alongside N. Midlothian Road. The Prairie Crossing Bike Path then connects to the Casey Trail which allows a connection to the Des Plains River Trail.

End Points and Route Description

The north end of the Millennium Trail is located off of W. Grass Lake Road in Lindenhurst. From this location the trail wanders through McDonald Woods Forest Preserve and connects to other hiking trails within the park. At the south end of the park, the trail wanders through residential areas, goes past Bonner Heritage Farm and crosses Sand Lake Road at street level.

The trail goes through Fourth Lake Forest Preserve and Rollins Savanna Forest Preserve. West of there the trail heads back up to Rollins Road and Hook Drive. Trail users will need to cross Rollins Road and use the walkway on the north side to connect to the next section of the Millennium Trail.

The Millennium Trail starts back up at Gateway Park near Hainesville Road on the south side of Rollins Road. From there the trail follows the greenbelt of the powerline easement and ends at Sunset Avenue, just north of Round Lake High School.

The Millennium Trail starts up again at N. Fairfield Road 0.6 miles south of Highway 134. From there the trail heads west and south to the east side of Volo then meanders south past Bangs Lake, east of Wauconda. The trail wraps back to the east to end at N. Midlothian Road and W. Hawley Street near Consolidated High School.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Millennium Trail in Northern Illinois.

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