Salt Creek ‘Trail Blazing’ Ride


The Salt Creek Trail has two segments that branch off of the Illinois Prairie Path Trail. One goes north and the other south. We went in search of the route south under Roosevelt Road that leads from the IPP. The signs at the trail show a path that rides behind homes and heads south. We tried that and found it lousy.
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The best way down involves getting off at Rex Road and taking it south to Crescent Avenue. You can take that east to Fairview Avenue which runs into the Ray Graham Association building. A gravel entrance take you over to the nicely paved Salt Creek Trail. This stretch runs past the building where once Elmhurst Bicycle Club conducted its meetings. And then it heads out across Route 83. But that section is under reconstruction so we turned around here and headed back.

We met a couple on the way back who were riding bikes but sitting on a bench trailside. We stopped and chatted before continuing. He was interested in our recumbents and I was very appreciative of her Schwinn cruiser. Nice balloon tires, kickstand and coaster brakes.

Cyclometer Info

Distance: 19.2 miles
Time: 2h 42m 06s