Bloomington, Illinois (IL) Trails & Maps

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  • Conservation District Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 2.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    North of the Sangamon River crossing, the Conservation District Trail closely follows Stevens Creek through a flat and dense wetlands forest on the west end of Decatur. South of the river, the trail ascends two steep grades to end at the Rock ...
  • Constitution Trail (Bloomington-Normal)

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 36.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Constitution Trail is so named because it was dedicated on the 200th birthday of the U.S. Constitution, September 17, 1987. The first and main north-south section of the trail was built along an abandoned line of the Illinois Central Gulf ...
  • East Prairie Bicycle & Walking Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Monticello is a small, central Illinois town steeped in a railroad history it still celebrates. Its Chamber of Commerce has offices and special activities in the historic downtown Train Depot. And it has a large and very active Railway Museum ...
  • El Paso Walking Trail (IL)

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 2.8 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The El Paso Walking Trail runs along part of an old railroad right-of-way through the town of El Paso, beginning at the city park on the south side of town and ending at a creek north of town among cultivated fields. The trail offers a pleasant ...
  • Fairview Park Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 1.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Fairview Park Trail, in western Decatur, traverses the large and beautiful Fairview Park and connects (via roadway) to the park's various attractions: an aquatic center, lake, gardens, pavilions, tennis courts, ball fields, skate park and ...
  • Greenbelt Bikeway

    State: IL
    Length: 1.7 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The backbone of the Greenbelt Bikeway runs north–south along Copper Slough, passing through two large city parks divided by W. Bradley Avenue. In Dodds Park to the north, there is a spur west through soccer fields to the primary parking lot ...
  • Kiwannis Park/West Side Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Except for short-distance walkers, the principal attraction of the Kiwannis Park/West Side Trail is its connection to the other parts of Decatur's trail system. From its western terminus, one can access the Conservation District Trail and, from ...
  • Lake of the Woods Path

    State: IL
    Length: 3.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This trail through the Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve shows off Central Illinois' great natural beauty. Starting from the west, the trail meanders through a wonderfully restored prairie. It passes by a beautiful botanical garden and woods, ...
  • Lincoln Park Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 0.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Lincoln Park Trail runs along the wooded north banks of the Sangamon River. It's mostly flat with a few low hills. Visible from the trail are Decatur's Lincoln Park, some classic old neighborhoods (with brick streets), and the old sections ...
  • O'Malley's Alley Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 0.5 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    O'Malley's Alley is a paved, half-mile trail through a residential area south of Kaufman Lake on the western end of Champaign. On Kenwood Road (at the eastern end of the trail), you can head south on the sidewalk along the roadway to reach Centennial ...
  • Pekin Park Bike Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 4.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Pekin Park Bike Trail traverses more than 4 miles between Allentown Road and the Illinois River at Pekin bridge. The trail does a loop in Coal Miners' Park and passes through Mineral Springs Park, making for a nice family outing. The trail ...
  • River Trail of Illinois (Carl "Bud" Schmitt Trail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 7.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Running from East Peoria to Morton, The River Trail of Illinois was resurfaced in summer 2011. From East Peoria, the hiking and biking trail travels southeast along the old Illinois Terminal Railway line. Trail users can experience a bit of ...
  • Rock Island Trail (IL)

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 37.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    Caution: As of Sept. 15, 2014: Due to severe storm washouts that occurred last summer, there are closed sections of the trail on its northern end between Toulon and Princeville. Check the state's DNR website or the Friends of the Rock Island ...
  • Sangamon River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 0.6 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    For a half-mile, western Monticello's Sangamon River Trail follows the former route of the Illinois Central Railroad, which carried passengers from Chicago to New Orleans. The trail includes a long, historical railroad bridge across the Sangamon ...
  • Stevens Creek Bikeway

    State: IL
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Stevens Creek Bikeway follows a scenic stream for 4 miles through neighborhoods and woodlands, connecting two parks (one at each end of the trail) on the western side of Decatur in central Illinois. The pathway is relatively flat and trail-goers ...
  • Village of Rantoul Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This is a story of three trails in one. The newest section of the trail is a beautifully landscaped rail-trail along the former alignment of the Fisher Farmers Railroad, which connected the north side of Rantoul to farming communities to its ...
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