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Illinois FKT Routes

by | Jun 22, 2023 | Routes

While you won’t find huge amounts of elevation change in Illinois, you will find a variety of FKT routes with plenty of opportunity for women to lay down some Fastest Known Times. Of the 54 posted routes and variations, 38 (70.4%) did not have a recorded women’s FKT.

If you want to set an FKT on a route that does not have a posted women’s FKT, you should search for known times on Strava and Google. 

In 2022, 19 people set FKTs – 3 by women (15.8%) and 16 by men (84.2%). We hope to see more women claim FKTs soon!

Route NameDistance in milesElevation GainPosted Women's FKT?Best Women's Time
North Shore Channel Trail: One Way 7.252No
North Shore Bike Path: One Way 7.7148No
Sauganash / Valley Line Trail / Skokie Valley Trail 8.080Yes1h 11m 3s
Chain of Lakes Bike Path: One Way 8.6231Yes1h 18m 13s
Green Bay Trail: One Way 9.334Yes1h 36m1s
Skokie Valley Trail: One Way9.667Yes1h 36m 34s
Lake Carroll Loop 10.3978No
Chief Illini Trail: One Way 11.015No
North Shore Channel Trail: Out & Back 14.4100No
North Shore Bike Path: Out & Back 15.4300No
North Central DuPage Regional Trail 16.8376No
Chain of Lakes Bike Path: Out & Back 17.2400No
Chicago Lakefront Trail: One Way 18.0100Yes2h 20m 24s
Green Bay Trail: Out & Back 18.670No
Skokie Valley Trail: Out & Back19.2120No
Stone Bridge & Long Prairie Trails 20.2448No
Chicago O'Hare - Midway 21.2187No
Chief Illini Trail: Out & Back 21.73000Yes6h 24m58s
North Branch Trail: One Way 21.7232Yes4h 15m55s
Wauponsee Glacial Trail: One Way 22.3400No
Salt Creek Greenway Trail 23.9413No
Lincoln Prairie Grass Trail 24.3358No
Rock Island Trail: One Way 25.6350No
East Dupage River 26.0100No
Chicago Park Boulevard System Historic District 26.5130No
Crab Orchard Lake Loop 28.2879No
Lake of Egypt Loop 28.81677No
Des Plaines River Trail: Lake County 31.0697Yes3h 41m 34s
Illinois Prairie Path: Forest Park - Aurora 31.2448No
Great Western Trail Western Segment: Out & Back 34.1373No
Jane Addams Trail: Out & Back 34.6777No
Chicago Lakefront Trail: Out & Back 36.0200Yes4h 14m 43s
North Branch Trail: Out & Back 37.5309Yes6h 24m1s
Fox River Trail 38.0860Yes5h 30m43s
Great Western Trail Entire Route & Road Connector 38.3545No
Illinois Prairie Path: 3 Main Branches 43.5908No
Wauponsee Glacial Trail: Out & Back44.6800No
Tunnel Hill State Trail: One Way 47.0600Yes7h 22m 16s
McHenry County Prairie Trail + Fox River Trail 50.0777No
Rock Island Trail: Out & Back 50.2700No
Palos Trail System: 30 Mile 50.21462Yes6h 2m35s
Palos Trail System: 50 Mile 50.22347No
Chicago Times-Herald Auto Race Route 54.5300No
Des Plaines River Trail: Full Trail 56.2672Yes10h 2m 18s
Illinois Prairie Path: 3 Main Branches + 2 Spurs60.01500No
River to River Relay Course 80.55705No
Illinois and Michigan Canal Trail 88.9378No
Tunnel Hill State Trail: Out & Back 94.01200Yes1d 0h 49m 5s
Chicago West Suburban 100k 100.0815No
River to River Trail 160.014000Yes2d 17h35m 11s
Chicago Outerbelt 208.01652No
Run Across Illinois 410.0No
Lake Michigan Circumnavigation1104.08936No
Mormon Pioneer Trail 1297.028000No

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