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Robert McClory Bike Trail:North

The northern half of a rails-to-trails bike path through all of Lake County, IL from Highland Park to the State Line.
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 13.2 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
Family Friendly

Overview :  The Robert McClory Bike Trail may be known by many names, but it's soul has always remained the same-a straight, flat bike trail that ... more »

Tips:  The Robert McClory Bike Path generally parallels the Metra route through Lake County, making one-way trip logistics easy as the Metra ... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Great Lakes Metra Station

Metra station with parking and small building.

2. Sheridan Underpass

You need to cross over and then under Sheridan Road to connect the the northern part of the trail.
Once you cross east across Sheridan, the path will lead you down the hill and then West under Sheridan.

3. Ghosts of North Shore Railway

Here you can view the few remaining structures from the Chicago, North Shore, and Milwaukee Railway. These towers strung the electricity necessary to power the electric train. Along the bike path, most of the towers are gone, but the concrete foundations are still visible as far north as Kenosha.
Much of the open space here is been tilled for many... More

4. Larsen Park

This park offers some relaxing shade for some R&R. It also has a park for those who need to burn off more energy.
Parking is available here.

5. Waukegan YMCA

Cold drinks and restrooms are available during operating hours.
Parking is also available here.

6. Lyons Woods Branch Trail

Next to trail leading east to Lyons Woods, you will find a bench.

7. 5th Street Parking

A road that dead-ends at the bike trail. A possible parking location just south of the north trailhead.

8. Wisconsin/Illinois State Line

The middle of the bridge over Russell Road/State Line Road is the Wisconsin & Illinois State Line-the northern trailhead of the Robert McClory trail.
It connects direclty to the Kenosha County Bike Trail which continues for another 3.5 miles to 89th Street in Kenosha.
Just south of the bridge is an access path down to the road. There is no... More

9. Kenosha Metra Station

Metra station with parking and small building.

10. 104th Street Parking

Intersection with the bike trail. A possible parking location just north of the north trailhead.

11. Winthrop Harbor Metra Station

Metra station with parking and small building.

12. Zion Metra Station

Metra station with parking and small building.

13. Waukegan Metra Station

Metra station with parking and small building

14. North Chicago Metra Station

Metra station with parking and small building.

15. 116th Street Parking

An intersection with the bike trail. A possible parking location just north of the north trailhead.