Map of the North Branch Trail  on Cook County, IL


North Branch Trail

North Branch Trail Illinois map area

North Branch Trail


37 miles




Northbrook, Glencoe, Northfield, Glenview, Niles, Chicago


natural areas, Skokie Lagoons, golf courses, woodland, local parks, residential neighborhoods


Skokie Valley Bike Path



Lake County

Regional Trails

The North Branch Trail is a 37-mile long trail paved system located in the north portion of Chicago, Niles, Morton Grove, Northfield and Glencoe.The route spans from Dundee Road in Northbrook to W. Foster Avenue on the north side of Chicago.

The North Branch Trail meanders through the natural areas along the North Branch of the Chicago River and around the Skokie Lagoons. The trail offers a wonderful way to enjoy these natural areas and their wildlife, bird life and forests.


The North Branch Trail is paved, but there are many unpaved hiking trails in the area as well. The North Branch Trail is open for non-motorized uses such as bike riding and walking. There are numerous other pathways the interweave with the main North Branch Trail or connect with it along the way.


The North Branch Trail goes past the following communities: Northbrook, Glencoe, Northfield, Glenview, Niles and Chicago.

Points of Interest
Skokie Lagoons
Skokie Playfields
Watersmeet Woods
Blue Star Memorial Woods
Glenview Woods
Cunliff Park
George F. Nixon Woods
Harms Flatwoods
Glen Cove Equestrian Center
Chick Evans Golf Course
Linne Woods
Harrer Park
Wayside Woods
Frank Bobrytzke Forest
Miami Woods
Forest Preserve District of Cook County
Bunker Hill
Caldwell Woods and Edgebrook Woods
Edgebrook Golf Course
Forest Glen Woods
LaBagh Woods
Gompers Park
End Points

The north end of the North Branch Trail is located just south of Dundee Road and east of Interstate 94 in the community of Glencoe.

The south end of the North Branch Trail is located at along W. Foster Avenue to the east of Interstate 94 in Chicago.


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