The Madison Count Transit (MCT) Watershed Trail runs between Wanda Road in South Roxana and High Street in northwest Edwardsville. The trail follows an abandoned rail corridor and is named for the Watershed Nature Conservatory that it borders. The rail, built in 1868, was the first to serve Edwardsville. From a historical railroad trestle you get a nice view of Cahokia Creek.
The Watershed Trail meets the MCT Goshen Trail
after crossing over the railroad tracks (coming from Roxana). Take the left fork to stay on the Watershed Trail, the right for the Goshen Trail.
Park in Edwardsville at Hoppe Park or the Watershed Nature Center across the road (Tower Ave.) and at the eastern end point at 2nd Street and High Street. At the Roxana end, park off Russell Dr. (access via Wanda Rd.)
I have rode this trail twice as of this date. It will always be my start trail to connect with other trails that Madison County Transit Trails have www.mcttrails.org The trailhead that begins on Wanda Rd in South Roxana is easily accessible with a small ...
"This is a wonderful trail. For most of the trip you are riding through the woods, with an occasional view of farmland. With a quick eye expect to see squirrels, raccoons, chipmunks, possums, ground hogs, and see or hear a variety of birds.
There are ...