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Robert McClory Bike Path

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Robert McClory Bike Path

LENGTH:

26.5 miles

SURFACE:

paved / unpaved

COMMUNITIES:

Winthrop Harbor, Zion, Beach Park, Waukegan, North Chicago, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Frot Sheridan Highwood

HIGHLIGHTS:

rail trail, forest preserves, residential communties, local parks, CTA Stations, Naval Station Great Lakes

NEARBY TRAILS:

Kenosha County Bike Trail
North Shore Bike Path
Skokie Valley Bike Path

RELATED LINKS:

Lake County
Waukegan
Chicago
Regional Trails

The Robert McClory Bike Path is a 26.5-mile long paved and unpaved pathway located in the northeast corner of the State of Illinois. The trail is also referred to as the Green Bay Bike Trail. The trail was constructed along an abandoned railroad right-of-way and takes a straight route in the north/south direction. The trail goes through the urban and suburban areas north of Chicago. Some of the route is quite beautiful and family friendly while other sections expose the trail user to some of the rougher sections of the urban areas.

The path connects with several other trails along the way goes by a number of schools, CTA stations and local parks.

Conditions

The Robert McClory Bike Path is open for non-motorized uses such as bike riding and walking. The surface is that of crushed limestone north of the naval station south of Waukegan and pavement on the southern section. there are several gaps in the trail where trail users will need to use the local streets to reach the next section.

The Robert McClory Bike Path is located in urban and suburban areas, there are numerous street crossings along the trail. Trail users should take the proper precautions if riding the entire trail, ride in groups, be cautious of your surrondings, bring a cell phone, etc.

Points of Interest

The Robert McClory Bike Path goes past the following points of interest:

Kenosha County Bike Trail Naval Station Great Lakes
Wisconsin border Great Lakes CTA Station
Beulah Park Shoreacres Golf Course
Buelah Park Elementary School North Shore Bike Path
Shiloh Park Lake Bluff CTA Station
Hermon Park Artesian Park
Our Lady of Humilty School Lake Bluff Middle School
Lyon Woods Forest Preserve Mawman Park
Jack Benny Middle School Lake Forest High School
Larsen Nature Preserve Lake Forest CTA Station
Glen Flora Elementary School Lake Forest College
Daniel Webster Middle School Downtown Lake Forest
Yeoman Park South Park
Hyde Park Elementary School Fort Sheridan
Miguel Juarez Middle School Highwood CTA Station
Robert Abbott Middle School Highland Park High School
Waukegan High School Highland Park CTA Station
Dugdale Park Ravinia CTA Station
Twin City Park Ravinia Park CTA Station
North Chicago Community High School Braeside CTA Station
Nearby Trails

Kenosha County Bike Trail: the two trails meet at the Wisconsin State Line. The Kenosha County Bike Trail is a paved pathway that heads 3.5 miles to the north as far as Anderson Park on the south side of the City of Kenosha.

North Shore Bike Path: the two trails intersect at W. Scranton Avenue and Sheridan Road in Lake Bluff near the Lake Bluff CTA Station.

Green Bay Trail: the two trails meet at the Braeside Station on Lake Cook Road.

End Points

The north end of the Robert McClory Bike Path is located at Russell Road, 0.2 miles east of Willow Hollow Lane, in Winthrop Harbor on the Illinois/Wisconsin Border. 

The south end of the Robert McClory Bike Path is at the Braeside Station on Lake Cook Road.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Robert McClory Bike Path in Illinois.