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We have biked across the country and this is one of the best trails. It is scenic, fairly flat, borders Fox river, runs thru several town to eat or shop, is paved, not by streets, mostly shaded and has easy parking with water and bath...More
From South Elgin to North Aurora, with a few short road (off dedicated paved path) sections, the paths are well cared for and great for short or long bike trips with good stops in Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles for places to grab food and...More
Nicely maintained hike/bike trail with great views and access to the Fox River and downtown Saint Charles. In the city area at least, make it a round trip excursion and travel on both sides of the river.
For Biking - Trail is mixed - some packed dirt but mostly asphalt. Can ride north all the way to Wisc. Almost a century there and back. Some of the asphalt is buckled between South Elgin and Elgin. Nice views. Mostly shaded and adjacent to...More
The Fox River Trail runs from at least Algonquin to the north, and to at least Oswego on the south end. In addition it crosses several other bike trail along the way. Good riding. There are still a couple of locations where you will ride...More
This trail is a great place to log miles for training or pleasure riding. Trails are paved and recently improved between the Batavia Quarry and Butterfield Road. Trees have been trimmed back for safety and viewing of trail and river.
Have taken the trail many times from Saint Charles down to Aurora and back to Saint Charles. Great opportunity to see some wild life (geese were particularity abundant) Nice paved trail, average rider would be ok, not many hills, grat views of the river.
My husband and I completely enjoy and regularly use the Fox river trail- our primary path is St Charles to Batavia but we have also covered McHenry to Aurora. We avoid going thru Elgin to avoid the hugely steep hill- we have driven our car...More
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My favorite stretch is from St. Charles as the north starting point, going as far south as North Aurora. It mixes a rural feel with some interesting small towns. Also, in many stretches, you can bike on trails on both sides... More
My favorite stretch is from St. Charles as the north starting point, going as far south as North Aurora. It mixes a rural feel with some interesting small towns. Also, in many stretches, you can bike on trails on both sides of the river--letting you go, for example, south on east side, and north on the west side. It's not continuous on both sides, so you'll need a map. Batavia has a park that straddles the river and the bike trail with some little shops in the area. If you start in St. Charles, consider the Town House Cafe for lunch--sandwiches and soups (homemade to die for). When I bike there, I make it a later lunch. !:30 p.m. or later, because it is crowded at the noon hour. I'm about an hour away toward the city, so I never stay out there and have no good ideas.