Get Outside & Hit the Trails
Beautiful trails in the Aurora, Illinois area
Need an outdoor adventure? Whether you're looking for a workout or just a scenic view, the Aurora, Illinois area has a trail that is sure to suit your needs. Bicyclists, walkers, runners, cross-country skiers, horseback riders and bird watchers are all welcome! So get outside and hit the trails! After spending a long day outside, stay the night at the Hampton Inn & Suites Aurora, located in the heart of Downtown Aurora. This is the ideal place to stay for those visiting one of Illinois' beautiful trails. Book today or call us at 1-630-907-2600.
Here is a list of trails in the Aurora, Illinois area with links to more information and maps of each one:
- Fox River Trail
Discover 36 miles of outdoor adventure in Northern Illinois! Used for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and jogging, the Fox River Trail, changing surfaces from concrete to asphalt to crushed stone, stretches from Algonquin to Aurora. Travel through nature preserves and quaint towns along Illinois’ scenic Fox River.
- Illinois Prairie Path
North America's first successful rails-to-trails conversion, the Illinois Prairie Path is a multi-use nature trail for non-motorized public use. It spans approximately 61 miles in Cook, DuPage and Kane Counties in northeasten Illinois.
- Great Western Trail
This trail is 14 miles of an abandoned railway from St. Charles to the DeKalb County Line. Made of limestone, it is a smooth surface for runners and bicyclists. The trail also includes a natural surface, mowed grass path for horseback riding.
- Virgil L. Gilman Trail
This nature trail begins at Rt. 30 near Montgomery Road and stretches west, a distance of approximately 11.2 miles to Waubonsee Community College. It serves as a scenic route for hosting 5K runs, walk-a-thons, bike races and more.
- Blackberry Trail
Restored to native prairie, this preserve stretches along the Blackberry Creek. Hawks and many other birds are commonly spotted as you walk 2 miles on this multi-use trail alongside a scenic stream.
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