Map of bike paths / walking paths in the Waukegan area


Recreational trails for walking, running and cycling in Waukegan, Illinois

Waukegan, Illinois map area

Waukegan, Illinois

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Casey Trail

Des Plains River Trail

Edina Park Trail

Independence Grove Forest Preserve Trail

Middlefork Savanna County Forest Preserve Trail

North Dunes Nature Preserve Trail

North Shore Bike Path

Robert McClory Bike Path

Skokie Valley Bike Path

Van Patten Woods Forest Preserve Trail


Lake County


Regional Trails

Waukegan is located in Lake County in the northeast portion of the State of Illinois along Lake Michigan. The city is located to the north of the Chicago Metropolitan Area.

There are several recreational trails that cross Waukegan along with multiple other local trails that wander through the parks and other natural areas or through neighborhoods and alongside major roadways. These are pathways for bike riding, walking and running.

Robert McClory Bike Path

The Robert McClory Bike Path is a 25-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. The trail is mostly unpaved with a crushed limestone surface in the Waukegan area and to the north.

The Robert McClory Bike Path connects with the Kenosha County Bike Trail on the north end. It also intersects with the North Shore Bike Path in Lake Bluff for those that want to head east to the Des Plains River Trail.

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. This point is the south end of the paved Kenosha County Bike Trail that heads 3.5 miles to the north as far as Anderson Park on the south side of the City of Kenosha. The south end is located in North Chicago.

Read more about the Robert McClory Bike Path

Des Plaines River Trail

The Des Plaines River Trail is a 60-mile long mostly unpaved pathway that is located about 5 to 10 miles west of the shores of Lake Michigan in Northeastern Illinois. The trail runs in a north to south direction and extends almost to the Wisconsin border. The Des Plaines River Trail meanders through the natural areas and parkland that remain along the Des Plaines River. This includes thick forests, wetlands and open meadows. The trail also goes through numerous communities and connects to several other local trails.

Read more about the Des Plaines River Trail


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the recreational trails located in Waukegan, Illinois.

Individual Maps for Recreational Trails in Illinois

Here is a list of links to the individual maps for specific recreational trails in the State of Illinois.