Galena, 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. ...
  • Cheese Country Recreation Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 47 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    If you're looking for an invigorating motorized trail experience, the Cheese Country Trail (a.k.a. the Tri-County Trail) will not disappoint. The 47-mile trail meanders through the heart of southwest Wisconsin's Driftless Area, a massive tract ...
  • 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.
  • Galena River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 4.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Galena River Trail is built upon an old railroad spur of the Burlington Railroad main line, constructed in 1886. The spur linked Galena to Galena Junction, where the main railroad line—still active—follows the Mississippi River. Trains on ...
  • 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.
  • Gilroy Rustic Park Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 0.5 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Grass

    Located in the quaint community of Lost Nation, the Gilroy Rustic Park Trail is one of the most picturesque places in Clinton County. The half-mile path is lined with trees and, although the trail is overlain with grass, the ballast of the former ...
  • Grant Wood Trail (Jones County Segment)

    Rail-Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 2.7 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Nearly 3 miles of the Grant Wood Trail in Jones County has been constructed so far (2012) along a former Milwaukee Road right-of-way in Marion and Olin. The trail is named for the early 20th-century Iowa artist, perhaps best known for his painting ...
  • 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 ...
  • Heritage Trail (IA)

    Rail-Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 27 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Iowa's Heritage Trail runs for 27 miles between just west of city of Dubuque and the town of Dyersville to the west. The crushed-limestone trail follows an old railroad corridor of the former Chicago Northwestern line. You'll see remnants of ...
  • Hoover Nature Trail (Overview)

    Rail-Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 115 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Grass, Gravel

    The Hoover Nature Trail is a planned rail-trail built on an abandoned Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad right-of-way. When complete, the trail will run through 6 counties and 16 towns between Cedar Rapids and Burlington. The trail will ...
  • Jackson County Recreation Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 5.6 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Jackson County Recreation Trail follows part of the Maquoketa River outside of Spragueville and Preston, through bucolic countryside of woodlands, farms and river lowlands. You can start the trail in the burg of Preston by taking the Copper ...
  • 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. ...
  • Military Ridge State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 45 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    Note: Trail passes are required year-round for cyclists and inline skaters, ages 16 and up. You can buy them at self-registration stations on the trail or at select parks and private businesses. The passes are good for all state trails. Hikers ...
  • Pecatonica State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 10 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Pecatonica State Trail from Belmont to Calamine promises a journey through some early Wisconsin history. Old Belmont was Wisconsin's capital when it was still a territory, and you can visit the First Capitol Historic Site, which includes ...
  • Sugar River State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 25 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    If you can't make it to Switzerland do the next best thing: take the Sugar River State Trail to "America's Little Switzerland"—New Glarus, Wisconsin. Settled in 1845 by a small tribe of Swiss pioneers, New Glarus today is a living monument to ...
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