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Fox River Trail

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Trail

40.2 mile 64.6 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 436' 133 m
Descent: -300' -92 m
High: 777' 237 m
Low: 599' 183 m

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Max Grade: 4% (2°)

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Trail shared by Eric Ashley

A 40-mile urban trail that runs along the Fox River.

Eric Ashley

Features River/Creek · Views

Runner Notes

This trail is great for those looking to get in a long run that doesn't require you to fight cars the whole way.

Description

This urban trail travels from Oswego in the south to the edge of Algonquin in the north. Much of the trail is spent hugging the banks of the Fox River.

The mellow grades, easy access, and river views make this a popular route for recreating and commuting. While most runners won't travel the entirety of the 40-mile trail in one outing, plenty of parks and nearby trails make it easy to put together enjoyable out-and-backs to suit your party's taste.

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  3.7 from 3 votes

#1

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#17304

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#1

in Oswego

#176

in Illinois

#17,304

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Photos

Challenge Dam.
Nov 14, 2016 near Batavia, IL
View from Old Mill Park, Geneva, IL.
Nov 14, 2016 near Geneva, IL
Surging water along the Fox River Trail.
Nov 14, 2016 near North A…, IL
Fabyan Windmill.
Nov 8, 2016 near Geneva, IL
Near the Fox River in Aurora.
Nov 14, 2016 near Aurora, IL
North Avenue Bridge.
Nov 14, 2016 near Aurora, IL

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