LocationThe trail begins at the Al Foster Trailhead in Glencoe and proceeds northwest to the intersection of Old State Road and State Route 109. At this location a tunnel takes you underneath Old State Road and continues on the east side of State Route 109 to Woods Road, where another tunnel will take you underneath State Route 109 near the entrance to Rockwoods Reservation.
The current trail length is 1.5 miles.
It is an eight-foot wide asphalt trail and is available for use by pedestrians and bicyclists.
Parking is available at the southern terminus of this trail at the Al Foster Memorial Trailhead, at its northern terminus at the Rockwoods Reservation lot along Woods Road, or at the mid-section, during non-school hours at La Salle Springs Middle School.
Restrooms and trash cans are available at the Al Foster Memorial Trailhead.
Al Foster Memorial Trailhead
Al Foster Memorial Trailhead is located southern terminus of the trail. Currently there are portable restroom facilities, picnic tables, and parking lot. Please note water is not available.
Glencoe City Park
Glencoe City Park is located .2 mile north of the Al Foster Memorial Trailhead. This park includes a playground facility, picnic amenities, a vault restroom facility and parking. Please note water is not available.
WF&P Miniature Railroad
WF&P Miniature Railroad is loacted in close proximity to the Al Foster Trail and Trailhead. This railroad system is a great way to experience and explore the area trail system.
At the southern terminus of the Hamilton-Carr Greenway, users can access the Al Foster Memorial Trail, which continues 2.5 miles into Sherman Beach County Park. At the northern terminus, trail users can access a number of trails within Rockwoods Reservation, or cross State Route 109 to Glencoe Road, where the main access drive to the wildlife refuge is located.
Take a look at the Hamilton-Carr Greenway photo gallery and trail mileage.