Dixon, Illinois (IL) Trails & Maps

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  • Badger State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 40 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Badger State Trail runs from the Illinois border to the southern neighborhoods of Madison. The first 34 miles from Illinois to Purcell Road near Fitchburg have a crushed limestone surface, while the remaining 6 miles into Madison are paved. ...
  • Bauer Memorial Path

    State: IL
    Length: 1.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Bauer Memorial Path provides a short route through residential and commercial areas of Machesney Park, a northern suburb of Rockford. The trail begins at the Harlem Community Center and travels in a straight line west along Roosevelt Road ...
  • Baumann Park Recreation Path

    State: IL
    Length: 1.25 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Baumann Park is adjacent to the Kishwaukee River in Cherry Valley, a community on the outskirts of Rockford in northern Illinois. A paved pathway runs through the park and loops around Baumann Park Lake. The park offers a playground, baseball ...
  • Charles Street Community Path

    State: IL
    Length: 2.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Charles Street Community Path offers a neighborhood route through southeastern Rockford, connecting residents to CherryVale Mall on its eastern end. On its western end, Alpine Park is just north of the trail's terminus, offering recreational ...
  • Copper Creek Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 0.75 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Copper Creek Trail runs for a short distance from the town of Preston, heading northwest along Copper Creek to meet with the Jackson County Recreation Trail. You'll find a nice picnic spot with a gazebo where the two trails meet.
  • DeKalb Nature Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 1.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The DeKalb Nature Trail provides a pleasant, tree-lined route in northern DeKalb. Its eastern end connects with the Kishwaukee-Kiwanis Trail that heads southwest along the Kishwaukee River and the DeKalb-Sycamore Trail that connects many neighborhoods ...
  • DeKalb-Sycamore Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 6.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The DeKalb-Sycamore Trail—also known as the Peace Road Trail—parallels the eastern side of Peace Road from DeKalb to Sycamore in northern Illinois. Along the way, you'll pass a mixture of residential neighborhoods, businesses and open fields. A ...
  • Dorr Road Bike Path

    State: IL
    Length: 2.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Dorr Road Bike Path begins at South Beloit Municipal Park and parallels the roadway for its entire length. The views are primarily residential. After about three-quarters of a mile (from the northern endpoint), a short spur along Prairie ...
  • Four Sisters Bike Path

    State: IL
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Four Sisters Bike Path currently forms a horseshoe around the northern end of Rochelle, a city south of Rockford in northern Illinois. Future plans call for completing the loop, which would provide trail access to most of the town. The paved ...
  • Galena River Trail Extension

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface:

    The Galena River Trail will extend from the current terminus South along the rail corridor to River Road. This will ad about 2.5 miles to the current trail, the town of Galens hopes to be in construction in 2012.
  • Great River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 60 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Great River Trail is a breathtaking journey along 60 miles of the Mississippi River. The route is a mixture of paved rail-trail, small-town sidewalks, dedicated bike lanes on the street and a stretch of road shoulder along the Great River ...
  • Great Western Trail (IL)

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 17 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The western segment of the Great Western Trail in Illinois follows 17 miles of an abandoned railway corridor through DeKalb and Kane counties, between LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve and the town of Sycamore. The Chicago Great Western Railway (later ...
  • Harlem Township Bike Path

    State: IL
    Length: 1.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Harlem Township Bike Path lies not far from the Rock River in western Machesney Park in the Rockford metropolitan area. The trail consists of a lower (southwest) and an upper (northeast) loop in the community's Schoonmaker Park, as well ...
  • Harrison Avenue/Mulford Road Bike Path

    State: IL
    Length: 3.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    In southeastern Rockford, a paved pathway begins at a connection with the Charles Street Community Path then heads south along Mulford Road through a residential area. At Harrison Avenue, the path travels east along the roadway for about a block ...
  • Hennepin Canal Parkway

    State: IL
    Length: 104.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Hennepin Canal Parkway, administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources as a state park, follows an old towpath along a canal opened in 1907 and quickly abandoned due to competition from railroads. The canal was originally built ...
  • Hononegah Recreation Path

    State: IL
    Length: 3.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Hononegah Recreation Path begins near the State Route 2 bridge over the Rock River in Rockton, a small town about 4 miles south of the Illinois–Wisconsin border. The paved trail follows Hononegah Road (County Highway 8) southeast for 3 miles, ...
  • Illinois & Michigan Canal State Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 77.4 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Gravel

    The Illinois & Michigan Canal provided the final link in the water route from the east coast to the Gulf of Mexico by connecting Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River via the Illinois River. Today, the Illinois & Michigan (I&M) Canal State ...
  • Jane Addams Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 14.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    Stretching north from Freeport, Illinois, to the Wisconsin state line, the Jane Addams Trail is a natural wonder. Expect to see birds and wild animals-from exotic aerial hunters, such as owls and hawks, to run-of-the-mill squirrels and deer. ...
  • Joe Stengel Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 7.9 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Grass, Gravel

    The Joe Stengel Trail follows an old railroad corridor for 7 miles between the town of Polo and the much smaller community of Woosung. The trail corridor traces farm country along a route scattered with trees. The natural surface can be rough ...
  • Kinstone Recreational Path

    State: IL
    Length: 0.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel

    From Main Street and Elevator Road in Roscoe, the scenic Kinstone Recreational Path winds its way northeast through woodlands along the north branch of Kinnikinnick Creek to the Stone Bridge Trail. Alternatively, you can head southwest from ...
  • Kishwaukee River Recreation Path

    State: IL
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Kishwaukee River Recreation Path runs for 2.5 miles in Cherry Valley on the outskirts of Rockford in northern Illinois. The well-maintained, asphalt trail connects the Kishwaukee River Forest Preserve with Blackhawk Springs Forest Preserve. ...
  • Kishwaukee Riverfront Path

    State: IL
    Length: 6.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Kishwaukee Riverfront Path winds nearly 7 miles through downtown Belvidere, east of Rockford in northern Illinois. As its name implies, the paved scenic trail follows the waterway for most of its journey through the Spencer Conservation ...
  • Kishwaukee-Kiwanis Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 4.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Kishwaukee-Kiwanis Trail winds through the northern Illinois town of DeKalb, coursing along a river, through woodlands, among open spaces through parks and through suburban back yards. The trail passes along the east side of Northern Illinois ...
  • Leland Path

    State: IL
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Although a relatively short trail, the Leland Path provides an important connection between the Hononegah Recreation Path and the Stone Bridge Trail. The pleasant, tree-dotted pathway travels through residential neighborhoods, as well as some ...
  • Long Prairie Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 14.43 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Long Prairie Trail began life as a section of the Kenosha Division Rail Line in the 1850s, when most small communities in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin were serviced by the crisscrossing tracks of the "KD" Line as it traveled ...
  • Lowell Parkway Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 3.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Lowell Parkway Trail runs through the charming town of Dixon, Illinois, boyhood home of Ronald Reagan. The trail occupies the rail bed of the old Illinois Central Railroad, between Lowell Park and John C. Roe Park, on the northwest side ...
  • Main Street Bike Path

    State: IL
    Length: 1.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    In the Village of Roscoe, a paved path of just over a mile parallels Main Street (which becomes Frontage Road) and then continues along the south side of McDonald Road, a quiet residential street. Near the intersection of the two streets, the ...
  • Mel Anderson Memorial Path

    State: IL
    Length: 2.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Mel Anderson Memorial Path, named for a long-serving alderman of the Seventh Ward, stretches nearly 3 miles, connecting Lockwood Park, Searls Park, Bressler Park and Talcott-Page Park. Mid-way, the trail offers access to the Northwest Community ...
  • Oregon Park East Bike Path

    State: IL
    Length: 0.25 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Oregon Park East Bike Path is nestled along the east bank of the Rock River in the small town of Oregon in northern Illinois. The 23-acre park offers athletic facilities, restrooms, grills, and picnic tables, as well as an observation deck for ...
  • Pecatonica Prairie Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 12.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Pecatonica Prairie Trail, formerly known as the Pecatonica Prairie Path, is a 12.5-mile rail-trail extending from the western edge of Rockford to the Winnebago–Stephenson county line west of Pecatonica. The crushed limestone-surfaced route ...
  • Perryville Path

    State: IL
    Length: 6.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Perryville Path runs nearly 7 miles, connecting the communities of Loves Park and Rockford, not far from the northern border of Illinois. A pleasant place to begin your journey is Rock Cut State Park, a beautiful forested area abounding ...
  • Puri Path

    State: IL
    Length: 2.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Puri Path is a paved route in Rock Cut State Park, a beautiful outdoor destination of more than 3,000 acres for the city of Rockford. The path runs through the heavily wooded northeast corner of the park, ending at the park road just north ...
  • Riverside Recreational Path

    State: IL
    Length: 0.63 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    The Riverside Recreational Path begins as a gravel lane at the base of Riverside Park on the banks of the Rock River in Roscoe. From there, it continues along Rowena Street, paralleling State Route 251, through a residential area until it goes ...
  • Rock River Recreation Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 10 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The paved Rock River Recreation Trail winds throughout downtown Rockford and environs, following the east bank of the Rock River through Shorewood Park and Martin Memorial Park. Officially, the trail begins at Davis Park on the west bank of ...
  • Rock Valley College Path

    State: IL
    Length: 2.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Rock Valley College Path is a paved route looping around and through its namesake campus in Rockford. At its southern end, it connects to the Spring Brook Road bike lanes that continue east to the Perryville Path, which provides access to ...
  • Rockton Main Street Path

    State: IL
    Length: 0.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Rockton Main Street Path is situated off the Rock River on the southern end of downtown Rockton, a charming Midwestern village near the Illinois–Wisconsin border. It begins at Settler's Park, which offers views of the waterway, athletic ...
  • Rote Road Multi-Use Path

    State: IL
    Length: 0.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Rote Road Multi-Use Path offers a paved route along the south side of Rote Road in eastern Rockford. It travels for nearly a mile, providing access to neighborhoods, businesses, and the Aldeen Golf Club. At N. Perryville Road, you can connect ...
  • Saelens Park Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The paved trail running through Nick Saelens Memorial Park is a pretty one, with a loop around a small pond and much of it following a tree-lined creek. The park is nestled in the Village of Durand in northern Illinois and offers athletic facilities, ...
  • Stone Bridge Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 5.8 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Built on a former rail bed dating back to the 1850s, the Stone Bridge Trail provides a crushed limestone pathway through rural countryside. A highlight of the trail is passage on Stone Bridge over the scenic South Kinnikinnick Creek. Built in ...
  • Swanson Park Recreation Path

    State: IL
    Length: 2.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Swanson Park Recreation Path is sometimes known as the Cherry Valley Path as it's located in the Village of Cherry Valley on the outskirts of Rockford in northern Illinois. The paved path travels along a tree-lined creek through picturesque ...
  • Williamson Parkway Bike Path

    State: IL
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Williamson Parkway Bike Path offers a pleasant, paved route through a residential area in southern Rockton. The mile-long trail follows its namesake roadway from Freeport Road (also known as S. Blackhawk Boulevard) south to Wagon Wheel Road. ...
  • Willow Creek Path

    State: IL
    Length: 2.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Willow Creek Path is a pleasant, tree-lined trail that follows its namesake creek for most of its journey through the communities of Machesney Park and Loves Park in the Rockford metropolitan area. It extends from Harlem High School into ...
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