Got in 35 miles round trip, from the town of McHenry North on the Fox River Trail/McHenry Prairie Path to the Illinois-Wisconsin border and then West on the Hebron trail to the town of Hebron and back. 29 miles of this trek were unpaved. Here are some pictures.
|MCCP trail just North of Rte 120 in McHenry.|
|Bridge over Boone Creek|
|Railroad overpass just South of Richmond|
|The railroad recently patched the walls and primed away all the grafitti. The bridge has been redone with some big girders. The large metal walls were removed.|
|Me at the intersection of MCCP and Hebron trail. Sign points North to border, a few hundred yards away.|
|Western trail head of Hebron Trail|
|Grand Illinois Trail information sign about Kenosha Division Railroad.|
|Note distances at bottom of sign. Example: Richmond -->7 miles West of Richmond.|
|Dashed line square highlights area this trail is in. Prominant lines are individual trails that make up the Grand Illinois Trail.|
|Right side blowup of Hebron Trail|
|Picture of old Hebron train station|
|Look how dusty my bike got on these trails.|
This ride was the first half of item one on my 2016 schedule.