The Fox River Trail from East Dundee to Algonquin.


The Fox River Trail North of East Dundee

The Fox River Trail Crossing the Fox River

The Fox River Trail (Illinois - 35m) goes from Oswego (south) to Algonquin(north) and then connects with the McHenry County Prairie Trail to continue north all the way to the Wisconsin border. The trail descriptions and bike trail photos here include the northern part of the Fox River Trail from East Dundee Illinois north to Algonquin Illinois.

This is one of my favorite trails of all of the trails that I've taken in northern Illinois... When you continue on with the McHenry County Prairie Trail, you can go all the way to Genoa City Wisconsin (north) if you like!

The northern section of Fox River trail is really beautiful (and fairly shady). It is pretty much along the river and very wooded. There is a moderate amout of traffic in the summer, on weekends and on really nice days but it is not too bad and the trail is still probably one of the nicest bike trails in northern Illinois (imho).

I usually continue on with the McHenry County Prairie Trail (north) when I am on the northern end of the Fox River trail and you can follow the links on these pages to the descriptions and photos of the Prairie Trail also.

The Fox River Trail North pages (north of Dundee) were my original pages and photos of the Fox River Trail. I've been on the southern section (south of Dundee in this case) a few more times now, but I only just got the photos and pages uploaded for the southern section (to Geneva).

See the Fox River Trail South pages for photos and first hand descriptions of the southern section of the FRT (from Geneva to Dundee).

I hope you enjoy this little virtual tour and hope it inspires you to take the trail(s) in the spring, summer or fall and/or provides a nice memory of your trips in the winter when you may not be able to get out there and enjoy it (although some people do ride throughout some of the winter also and those fat mountian bike tires can handle the snow pretty well too! :-) ).

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Fox River Trail North Photos

Here's a photo tour of the Fox River Trail, from south to north. These pictures are from mid July (2003) so it's a little harder to see the shady areas...

Fox River Trail North < You are here

Fox River Trail Photos 1 - Dundee to Otto Engineering
Fox River Trail Photos 2 - Wooded sections by the Fox River
Fox River Trail Photos 3 - Bridges before Algonquin


Fox River Trail South

Here's the Fox River Trail photo tour (south to north) from Geneva, Illinois to Dundee Illinois, September 2007.

Fox River Trail (S) Photos 1 - Geneva, Illinois
Fox River Trail (S) Photos 2 - Through St. Charles
Fox River Trail (S) Photos 3 - To Tekakwitha Woods
Fox River Trail (S) Photos 4 - The Long Bridges
Fox River Trail (S) Photos 5 - Stearns Rd Bridge and S. Elgin
Fox River Trail (S) Photos 6 - South Elgin Dam to Winding Hills
Fox River Trail (S) Photos 7 - Old Stone Tunnel and Bridge
Fox River Trail (S) Photos 8 - Grand Victoria Riverboat, Elgin
Fox River Trail (S) Photos 9 - Elgin and Dam on the Fox River
Fox River Trail (S) Photos 10 - Elgin North and Under I90


McHenry County Prairie Trail

Here's a photo tour of the McHenry County Prairie Trail, from south to north (Algonquin to Genoa City Wisconsin, from mid July (2003)

McHenry Cty Prairie Trail Photos 1 - Starting in Algonquin
McHenry Cty Prairie Trail Photos 2 - Past  the Airport and into Crystal Lake
McHenry Cty Prairie Trail Photos 3 - Crystal Lake to Sterne's Woods
McHenry Cty Prairie Trail Photos 4 - The Hills in Sterne's Woods
McHenry Cty Prairie Trail Photos 5 - From Fort McHenry Park
McHenry Cty Prairie Trail Photos 6-  Dirt Trail into Wisconsin

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Fox River Bike Trail Videos

Here's the video tour / virtual bike ride of the Fox River Trail (all) and the connecting McHenry County Prairie Trail.

Fox River Trail South Video Bike Trail Video The video is approximately 12 minutes long and contains scenes from all of the Fox River Trail from Oswego, Illinois to South Elgin, Illinois.

Fox River Trail North Video Bike Trail Video The video is approximately 13 minutes long and contains scenes from all of the Fox River Trail from South Elgin to Algonquin, Illinois.

The McHenry County Prairie Trail Video Bike Trail Video The video tour of the McHenry County Prairie Trail (which connects fo the FRT) starting in Algonquin and ending in Genoa City Wisconsin.


Stearns Road Bridge Construction For updates on the Fox River Trail Construction please see Fox River Bike Trail Conditions in the About-Bicycles-Blog.

Fox River Trail Gift Items

See the Fox River Trail Gift Items at Bike Trail Gift Items

These items are sure to start up a conversation with fellow cyclists.