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In-Line Skating

The Forest Preserve's paved trails are ideal for in-line skating, and many preserves offer these trails for enthusiasts of this popular activity.

In-line Skating Regulations

While in-line skating, please be aware of other trail users, and exercise proper judgment for the safety of everyone.

Travel at safe speeds, and proceed at a slower pace when the trails are in heavy use. Slower traffic should stay to the right of the trail. Faster traffic should pass on the left, politely warning others of their approach from behind.

Do not block the trail. Use no more than half of the trail width when in a group, and be sure to watch and listen for other trail users.

Power-driven mobility devices are allowed on Forest Preserve trails for qualified individuals, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. These devices include wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and electronic assistive mobility devices (EPAMDs). Specifically excluded are riding lawn mowers, golf carts, and gasoline-powered devices. The District offers a special use permit (free of charge) to qualified individuals who request to use a power-driven mobility device in the preserves. View more information about accessibility or request accommodations on-line.

Dogs are welcome on most trails, but they must be on leashes that are no greater than 10 feet in length. Dogs should be kept to their owner’s right and should remain at the owner’s immediate side. Cleaning up dog waste is required by the Forest Preserve's General Use Ordinance No. 124. By state law, dogs are not allowed in any designated State Nature Preserve unless otherwise posted.

Additional regulations apply. For more information, download the District's General Use Ordinance No. 124 or call 815.727.8700.

In-line Skating Trail Locations

The Forest Preserve's regional trails offering in-line skating opportunities include:
Many preserves also offer trails for shorter trips. View the list below for all Forest Preserve locations that provide in-line skating opportunities, and click the name of a preserve or trail for more information.

Photograph Courtesy of Glenn P. Knoblock

You can enjoy this activity at the following locations:

Centennial Trail/I&M Canal Trail (Romeoville/Lockport/Joliet)
Colvin Grove Preserve (Joliet)
DuPage River Trail (Naperville/Shorewood)
Hammel Woods - Crumby Recreation Area (Shorewood)
Hammel Woods - DuPage River Access (Shorewood)
Hammel Woods - Route 59 Access (Shorewood)
Hickory Creek Barrens Nature Preserve (New Lenox)
Hickory Creek Bikeway (New Lenox/Mokena)
Hickory Creek Preserve - Hickory Creek Junction (Mokena)
Hickory Creek Preserve - LaPorte Road Access (Mokena)
Joliet Iron Works Historic Site (Joliet)
Joliet Junction Trail (Joliet)
Lake Chaminwood Preserve (Minooka)
Lake Renwick Bikeway (Plainfield)
Lake Renwick Preserve - Turtle Lake Access (Plainfield)
Lower Rock Run Preserve - I&M Canal Access (Joliet)
McKinley Woods - Kerry Sheridan Grove (Channahon)
Old Plank Road Trail (Park Forest/Frankfort/Mokena/New Lenox/Joliet)
Prairie Bluff Preserve (Lockport)
Riverview Farmstead Preserve (Naperville)
Rock Run Greenway Trail (Joliet)
Rock Run Preserve - Black Road Access (Joliet)
Rock Run Preserve - Paul V. Nichols Access (Joliet)
Rock Run Rookery Preserve (Joliet)
Sauk Trail Reservoir (Frankfort)
Sugar Creek Preserve (Joliet)
Tall Grass Greenway Trail (Naperville)
Teale Woods Preserve (Joliet)
Theodore Marsh (Crest Hill)
Vermont Cemetery Preserve (Naperville)
Veterans Memorial Trail (DuPage Township)
Wauponsee Glacial Trail (Joliet/Manhattan/Symerton/Wilmington)
Whalon Lake (Naperville)
Wolf Creek Preserve (Naperville)
Visitor Centers
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center (Channahon)
Sugar Creek Administration Center (Joliet)
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