Prarie Path goes there...rode it before to Aurora...good haul.
Report back if you take the prairie trail.. I want to ride it in from Crystal Lake in/or out to CL sometime soon this year and am very curious to know how nice the trail is.
Take The 606 West until it ends at N Ridgeway. Take N Ridgeway north to Armitage and turn left onto Armitage heading west. Armitage will become Grand - continue going west until Laramie. Take a left onto Laramie and head south until you hit Augusta. At Augusta take a right and head west. Augusta at some point becomes the Grand Illinois Trail (follow Grand Illinois Trail for a while). Head west on Augusta until you hit Keystone. Take a left on Keystone and head south. While on Keystone you will head under a train viaduct and need to take a little jog to the left on the other side of the viaduct to continue on Keystone. While on Keystone, once you hit Washington take a right and head west. Continue on Washington until you hit S 5th Ave and take a left to head south. While heading south on S 5th Ave, once you pass Wilcox street watch for the Illinois Prairie Path and take a right onto the path and head west. The Illinois Prairie Path goes to the West Suburbs and branches off goint southwest to Aurora as well as other destination in the West Suburbs. More on the Illinois Prairie Path and maps to all destination the path has can be found here: http://ipp.org/trail-maps/
NOTE: Be cautious of your surroundings and others while on S 5th Avenue in Maywood. I have never had a problem, but get nervous when passing through during late afternoon and early evening. Other times I have not felt nervous.
NOTE: The Illinois Prairie Path is paved through the first few suburbs and then turns to a crushed limestone trail. This trail is hard packed with very few soft spots - even after a rain.