Driving directions: At the intersection of Archer Road and Willow Street in Willow Springs, head Northeast on Willow Street. Follow Willow Street (you’ll turn right) and take the first left onto Old Willow Springs Road. Cross the railroad tracks and turn left into the parking lot.
Public transportation: The trails are next to the Metra Willow Springs Station.
Our experience: We recently went on a short bike ride to test out our bikes and see how the boys did in the bike trailer. We didn’t complete a full loop, but went about 2 miles and then turned around. We enjoyed the ride and so did the boys. The area is wooded and the canal runs alongside the trail. It was very peaceful and pleasant. There were other bikers and walkers on the trail, but it was not crowded at all. We had a very nice afternoon and we’re excited to return (as soon as we get our bikes tuned up by a professional).