Hennepin, Illinois (IL) Trails & Maps

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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Illinois & Michigan Canal State Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 68.5 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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: 35 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    Caution: As of June 26, 2013: Due to recent storm washouts, 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 Trail Facebook page for updates ...
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