This 26-mile multi-use trail follows a former railway line that
stretches from the McHenry County line in Algonquin to the
Wisconsin state border connecting eight McHenry County communities.
The Prairie Trail provides access to over 100 miles of trail
network including the Fox River Trail, the Great Western Trail and
the Illinois Prairie Path. The Prairie Trail's main access points
are located north of Algonquin, along Main Street in Crystal Lake,
at Petersen Park in McHenry, and in Glacial Park north of Ringwood.
There are also several scenic and recreational stopping points
along the trail, including the Fox River and Larsen Prairie.