The Madison County Transit (MCT) Goshen Trail (formerly known as the Schoolhouse Connector) runs between Interstate 70/US 40 in Troy and the MCT Watershed Trail
in northwest Edwardsville. The trail features two bridges and 10 tunnels, as well as providing a link in the 85-mile MCT trails system. At Plum Street in Edwardsville the trail intersects the MCT Nature Trail
and the MCT Nickel Plate Trail
. Near its southern end in Maryville, the Goshen Trail meets the eastern end of the MCT Schoolhouse Trail
. North of Interstate 270, the trail intersects Glen Carbon Heritage Bike Trail.
Mostly suburban at its northern end, the Goshen trail does pass through nice wooded parks and corridors, as well as farmland at its southern point. By linking the other MCT trails with the Goshen Trail, you can enjoy many miles of developed trails throughout Madison County.
Parking is available at Old Troy Road north of SR 162.
I'm worried about safety issues on the Madison County Trails. Just recently I encountered 4 speeding motorcycles while riding on the Goshen Trail near the Watershed Trail (this happened on more than one occasion). Since this is not in city limits, I talked ...