Cahokia, Illinois (IL) Trails & Maps

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  • Arnold City Park Trail

    State: MO
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Arnold City Park Trail follows former residential streets through a wooded area along the Meramec River in a southwestern suburb of St. Louis. It forms a loop that begins and ends at the gravel road at the northeastern corner of Arnold City ...
  • Benld-Gillespie Bike Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 1.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Benld-Gillespie Bike Trail is part of two developing Illinois initiatives: the Route 66 Trail from Chicago to St. Louis, loosely following the historic highway; and the Illinois Traction System (ITS) Trail from Springfield to St. Louis, ...
  • Carlyle Lake Bike Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 10.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Carlyle Lake Bike Trail is located in one of Southwest Illinois's most popular recreational areas, just 50 miles east of St. Louis, Missouri—not far from that area's abundance of great trails, as well. Since the Army Corps of Engineers built ...
  • Centennial Greenway

    State: MO
    Length: 3.5 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    Centennial Greenway will one day stretch 20 miles through St. Louis County from Creve Coeur County Park at its northern end to Forest Park at its southern tip. Currently, the trail is open in three segments, totaling 3.5 miles (north to south): S. ...
  • Columbia Bottom Trail - Missouri River Greenway

    State: MO
    Length: 4.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Caution: This trail was heavily damaged by flooding in June 2013 and is currently closed for repairs. Please contact the Missouri Department of Conservation at 314-877-6014 for updates on the status of the trail. For nearly 5 miles, the Columbia ...
  • Creve Coeur Park Trail

    State: MO
    Length: 7.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Travelers on the Creve Couer Park Trail will enjoy watching the sailboats and kayakers on the sparkling Creve Coeur Lake as they loop around the water. The flat paved trail continues through wooded areas and past the picturesque Dripping Springs ...
  • Delyte W. Morris Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 2.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Delyte W. Morris Trail lies entirely on the campus of Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville (SIUE). It is named for the university's president at the Carbondale campus in the 1960s who helped create the Edwardsville campus. Students ...
  • Eagle Points Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 7.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    Caution: While construction continues on the new I-270 bridge over the Mississippi River, be alert for trail restrictions or closings north of the parking lot access. The trail will remain open from the parking lot south. The Eagle Points ...
  • Glen Carbon Heritage Bike Trail (MCT Heritage Trail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 11 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel

    Caution: As of September 2013, the westernmost 8 miles of the trail are closed due to trail reconstruction, from the trail’s terminus at its intersection with the Madison County Transit Nickel Plate Trail in Glen Carbon to the Silver Creek Bridge. ...
  • Grant's Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MO
    Length: 8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Only 10 miles from the famed Gateway Arch in St. Louis, the 8-mile Grant's Trail is heavily used for recreation and commuting. The trail was named for the former President Ulysses S. Grant, and like the arch, is a monument to westward expansion—only ...
  • Hesse Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 0.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Hesse Trail connects two neighborhoods and a park in the city of O'Fallon with plans to extend and connect it to other trails in the large Metro-East area. It is a short, completely tree-covered rail-trail, well used by local residents. Except ...
  • Katy Trail State Park

    Rail-Trail

    State: MO
    Length: 237.7 miles
    Surface: Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel

    The Katy Trail State Park is one of the nation's longest rail-trail projects—nearly 238 miles of scenic trail built especially for walkers and cyclists and stretching from Clinton east to Machens, in St. Charles County. Equestrians are allowed ...
  • Madison County Transit Bluff Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The MCT Bluff Trail is the shortest trail in the Madison County network, but it highlights a feature of regional topography which can be evidenced on several other trails. The American Bottom is a wide and distinct floodplain of the Mississippi ...
  • Madison County Transit Confluence Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 18.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Caution: Trail closures are occurring in two areas along the southern half of this trail: 1) near the construction site of the new I-270 bridge over the Mississippi River, and 2) at the construction site of the new harbor facility at Bissell ...
  • Madison County Transit Goshen Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 8.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Madison County Transit (MCT) Goshen Trail is a namesake of the old Goshen Road that was built in 1808 to supply salt to the first permanent settlers of Madison County. The modern bike trail crosses the old road in one place, as does the ...
  • Madison County Transit Nature Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 14.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Madison County Transit (MCT) Nature Trail goes through richly varied surroundings of city, farm and wood. In the west, it begins at beautiful Wilson Park in Granite City. From there, it makes its way through older city neighborhoods, where ...
  • Madison County Transit Nickel Plate Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 21.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Madison County Transit (MCT) Nickel Plate Trail is the longest of the county’s trails and perhaps the most diverse in its offerings. On the west, it begins at a junction with the MCT Nature Trail, offering a rather typical mix of rural rail-trail ...
  • Madison County Transit Quercus Grove Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 18.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The MCT Quercus Grove Trail begins in Edwardsville at its junction with the MCT Nickel Plate Trail. It begins on city sidewalks and alleys near Edwardsville's historic downtown area and very quickly looses itself in the dense tree cover of the ...
  • Madison County Transit Schoolhouse Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 15.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Madison County Transit (MCT) Schoolhouse Trail is part of the Transit District's system of more than 100 miles of urban and suburban trails—many of which are former railroad corridors, all of which are linked with public transit. This trail ...
  • Madison County Transit Watershed Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 5.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Madison Count Transit (MCT) Watershed Trail is all about trains, bridges and waterways. It follows an abandoned rail corridor built in 1868, the first to serve the city of Edwardsville, itself the third oldest city in Illinois. Later the ...
  • McKinley Bridge Bikeway

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL, MO
    Length: 1.2 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The McKinley Bridge has a long and storied past. In 1910, it opened to both railroad and vehicular traffic. Railroad tracks ran through the strong center portion of the bridge under the trusses, and vehicles crossed on exterior lanes supported ...
  • Meramec Greenway Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MO
    Length: 13.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Meramec Greenway Trail is planned to one day encompass 60 miles of pathway throughout St. Louis and west to Pacific, Missouri, connecting residents to the Meramec River, the city's parks and the area's natural treasures. Currently, four ...
  • MetroBikeLink Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 6.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This trail gets its name from the MetroLink Red Line train track it parallels through eastern Belleville and (briefly) the village of Swansea. It is a classic rail-with-trail configuration, where train and trail share the same corridor. There ...
  • Monarch Chesterfield Levee Trail - Missouri River Greenway

    State: MO
    Length: 10.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Caution: Due to the reconstruction of the Boone Bridge (I-64), the trail will be closed on each side of the bridge for approximately 1,000 feet through December 31, 2015. As its name implies, the Monarch Chesterfield Levee Trail was built ...
  • Old Chain of Rocks Bridge

    State: IL, MO
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Old Chain of Rocks Bridge was part of the renowned Route 66 and crosses a scenic stretch of the Mississippi River. It links two states—Illinois and Missouri—north of St. Louis. The bridge is short and narrow, only 1 mile long by 24 feet ...
  • Richland Creek Greenway Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 3.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This trail along Richland Creek is in two discontiguous sections that must be accessed separately. The northern section goes by the thick and quiet woods of Centennial Park, where there are also very nice walking paths. The southern section ...
  • River Des Peres Greenway Trail

    State: MO
    Length: 5.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The River Des Peres Greenway Trail provides a flat, paved route along the River Des Peres Drainage Channel in southwestern St. Louis. Although this urban trail is seldom crowded, one of its drawbacks is that it follows the busy Des Peres Parkway, ...
  • Riverwoods Trail - Missouri River Greenway

    State: MO
    Length: 1.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Although a relatively short route, the Riverwoods Trail offers plentiful scenic views of the Missouri River and historic St. Charles. The trail closely follows the river's shoreline through wetland forest. Begin your journey at the northern ...
  • Rock Hollow Trail

    State: MO
    Length: 2.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Rock Hollow Trail offers a beautiful, wooded excursion in the City of Wildwood, just west of St. Louis. The paved 2.3-mile trail is built on what was once Lawler-Ford Road. A trailhead with parking is available at its northern end, adjacent ...
  • Sam Vadalabene Great River Road Bike Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 20.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Big bluffs, mighty rivers, the largest state park and one giant bird—you'll find them all along the Sam Vadalabene Great River Road Bike Trail. This unique rail-trail starts in the 8,050-acre Pere Marquette State Park (named for the first European ...
  • St. Louis Riverfront Trail

    State: MO
    Length: 11.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The St. Louis Riverfront Trail follows the Mississippi River on the Missouri side, from Gateway Arch heading north to the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, part of the legendary Route 66. The trail is distinctly urban—gritty even, in places—passing ...
  • St. Vincent Greenway Trail

    State: MO
    Length: 3.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The St. Vincent Greenway Trail winds through the north and south campuses of the University of Missouri–St. Louis (UMSL) before emerging into the lush woodlands of St. Vincent Park. The park offers a playground, athletic fields and a community ...
  • Sunset Greenway Trail

    State: MO
    Length: 3.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Sunset Greenway Trail begins near Sunset Park, on the banks of the Missouri River, and travels along a roadway through open space to beyond St. Ferdinand Park in Old Town Florissant. The village of Florissant was established in 1786 by the ...
  • Ted Jones Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MO
    Length: 2.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Ted Jones Trail runs for 2.2 miles between the town of Ferguson and the University of Missouri–St. Louis (UMSL), where it joins with the St. Vincent Greenway on the west side of campus. From Ferguson south the trail runs roughly parallel ...
  • Truman Park/St. Stanislaus Trail - Missouri River Greenway

    State: MO
    Length: 0.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This short, but beautiful trail, takes travelers from Truman Park's lake north to Aubuchon Creek through a lush wooded area. The park offers places to fish, play sports and picnic. Future plans include continuing the trail's northward course ...
  • West Alton Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MO
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The West Alton Trail occupies the right-of-way of an old railroad bed. It runs for 2 miles between St. Charles Street at US 67 in West Alton and the Lincoln-Shields Recreation Area at the Mississippi River near the William Clark bridge. The ...
  • Western Greenway - Hamilton Carr Trail

    State: MO
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Hamilton Carr Trail begins off Woods Road in Rockwoods Reservation, a state forest and wildlife conservation area that offers hiking trails, picnic areas, caves and interesting rock formations. The trail continues south along State Route ...
  • Wildwood Greenway

    State: MO
    Length: 5.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Wildwood Greenway is an eight-foot-wide bicycle and pedestrian trail in Wildwood, a western suburb of St. Louis. It is part of a trail system offering twelve miles of asphalt trail throughout the city. Currently, the longest continuous segment ...
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