Trail location and access
The Hickory Creek Bikeway consists of two segments within Hickory Creek Preserve, totaling 6.65 miles.
The western segment may be accessed from the following locations:
- Hickory Creek Preserve – Hickory Creek Barrens (Schoolhouse Road, New Lenox)
- Hickory Creek Preserve – Hickory Creek Junction (Route 30, Mokena)
The eastern segment may be accessed from Hickory Creek Preserve – LaPorte Road Access (LaPorte Road, Mokena).
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Trail experience and activities
The western segment of the Hickory Creek Bikeway is a hilly, paved linear trail and travels 3.75 miles through woodland – the majority of which is nature preserve. Due to the sensitivity of the site's natural resources, dogs are not allowed on a large portion of the western trail segment. Watch the trailhead signs which indicate where dogs are prohibited.
The eastern segment of the trail is a hilly, paved linear trail and travels 2.9 miles through woodland.
Both segments of the trail are ideal for the following activities:
- In-line skating
- Cross-country skiing
Old Plank Road Trail: The western segment of the Hickory Creek Bikeway provides a 0.65-mile paved trail connection to the 22-mile, linear paved Old Plank Road Trail to the south at Hickory Creek Junction. Street routes from Hickory Creek Barrens also connect to the Old Plank Road Trail.
Route 30 Bikeway: The western segment of the Hickory Creek Bikeway connects to the 7.56-mile, linear paved Route 30 Bikeway at the District's Hickory Creek Barrens and Hickory Creek Junction.
Street routes, the Route 30 Bikeway, the Old Plank Road Trail and Mokena Park District trails connect the eastern and western segments of the Hickory Creek Bikeway.