The Madison Count Transit (MCT) Quercus Grove Trail runs for 18.4 miles between 6th Street in Staunton and Schwarz Street at Springer Avenue in Edwardsville. The trail is mostly paved except for the sections between Jerusalem Road and Hazel Road and between Spangle Road and near where the railroad tracks cross Route 4. The Quercus Grove Trail links the communities of Hamel, Worden, Staunton and Edwardsville, while also providing access to historical downtown Edwardsville. Along the way you'll pass through wooded sections and farmland, parks and neighborhoods.
The trail has a few on-road segments as follows, from north to south: at Spangle Road (0.2 mile); in Hamel between Schroeder Avenue and Trotter Drive (use Old US Route 66/SR 157/Hillsboro Ave. for 0.5 mile); and at Jerusalem Road (0.8 mile), though the trail also continues south to Maple Road (to connect with the MCT Nickel Plate Trail). At the southern end in Edwardsville, the Quercus Grove Trail also meets the MCT Nickel Plate Trail
Parking is available in Edwardsville at the Park and Ride Lot for the Madison County Transit Edwardsville Station. You can also park in Staunton by the water tower at 6th Street (the trail's northern end), in Worden at the ball fields along Dummond Street, in Hamel off Old Route 66, at Quercus Grove Park just off the trail along CR 23.Quercus Grove Rd. and at a small lot north of where the trail crosses Old Carpenter Road.
The info on the website is incorrect. The trail does not end at Hazel Road, but rather extends another 2.7 miles northeast to Jerusalem Road. Taking Jerusalem Rd. east for .8 miles will get you to the trail extension heading northeast all the way to Staunton ...