The 62-mile trail follows the former Chicago, Aurora and Elgin commuter train line. It is the first rail-to-trail conversion in the United States established by volunteers. Walkers, runners, bikers and equestrians share the Path. The most popular starting points are in Elmhurst, Wheaton (the trailhead) and Warrenville (by the library). Families, members, and other Path users volunteer in the Annual Spring Cleanup and the Elmhurst Great Western Prairie Work Days. Additional information and maps are available online.