Illinois Prairie Path - Aurora Branch
ElevationAscent: 300' 91 m
Descent: -189' -58 m
High: 762' 232 m
Low: 632' 193 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 6% (3°)
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“A segment of the Illinois Prairie Path connecting Aurora to the main branch of the IPP in Wheaton.”— Eric Ashley
It promptly begins again on the left as it makes a mellow climb past residences to cross E. Indian Trail. The next several miles are spent beneath large sets of power lines. Soon, the trail reaches a trailhead access point (with parking) before crossing N. Farnsworth Ave.
Prepare to do a little navigating when the trail arrives at an active railroad line. First, turn to the north to reach a crossing point. Next, circle around the two nearby buildings to pick up the IPP on the other side.
Just ahead, the trail crosses beneath the highway and immediately connects with the end of the Illinois Prairie Path - Batavia Spur. From here, the scenery continues to change from industrial, to township, and eventually to a nice section of woodland as the trail travels through Warrenville Grove Forest Preserve.
A few more miles, with easy-to-follow road crossings, bring the trail to its end in Wheaton, where it intersects with the other two main branches: Illinois Prairie Path - Main Stem and Illinois Prairie Path - Elgin Branch.