Three segments of this paved trail have been developed thus far, totaling 8.23 miles. The trail’s southern segment is a hilly, linear trail that extends 4.1 miles through Hammel Woods in Joliet and Shorewood. One of two northern segments is a flat, paved linear trail that travels 0.75 mile through open areas and a historic farmstead at Riverview Farmstead Preserve in Naperville. The second northern segment is a flat, paved loop and linear trail that stretches 3.71 miles through wetland and around Whalon Lake in Naperville. This segment offers the option of a longer experience with trail connections to the Bolingbrook Park District’s Hidden Lakes Historic Trout Farm, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s Greene Valley Forest Preserve and the Naperville Park District’s Knoch Knolls Park.
(Photo by Glenn P. Knoblock)