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Allison Woods to Irving Park Road - Paddle Illinois Water Trails

Allison Woods to Irving Park Road

  • Skill Level:Beginner
  • Trail Length:14 miles
  • Waterway Trail:Des Plaines River Trails
Beginner, Des Plaines River Trails, Long Trips

Allison Woods to Irving Park Road

Directions: Enter Allison Woods Forest Preserve on the west side of Milwaukee Avenue just south of the Des Plaines River at Winkleman Road in Prospect Heights.

Although scheduled to be removed, the Park Ridge Dam and Dam #4 may still be standing at the time of your trip. Watch for them as follows:

Approximately 1/4 mile downstream of the Tri-State Tollway Bridge is the Park Ridge Dam. Portage is possible at the built-in canoe chute on river right.

Just downstream of Devon Avenue Bridge is Dam #4. Portage is possible at the built-in canoe chute on river right.

The take-out is on river right just before the Irving Park Road Bridge.

  • Directions: Enter Allison Woods Forest Preserve on the west side of Milwaukee Avenue just south of the Des Plaines River at Winkleman Road in Prospect Heights. Although scheduled to be removed, the Park Ridge Dam and Dam #4 may still be standing at the time of your trip. Watch for them as follows: Approximately 1/4 mile downstream of the Tri-State Tollway Bridge is the Park Ridge Dam. Portage is possible at the built-in canoe chute on river right. Just downstream of Devon Avenue Bridge is Dam #4. Portage is possible at the built-in canoe chute on river right. The take-out is on river right just before the Irving Park Road Bridge.

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