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Explore the best rated trails in Bethalto, IL. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Arches Rail Trail and Benld-Gillespie Bike Trail. With more than 58 trails covering 614 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

Recent Trail Reviews

MCT Goshen Trail


May, 2023 by britt.anderson24

A couple friends and I tackled this trail on an 80 degree day in May! The weather was perfect! Trail wasn’t overly crowded and it was such a great ride! Clean, smooth pavement made for an enjoyable ride.

Katy Trail State Park

Great Trail in 2013 plan to ride again soon

May, 2023 by ericday

Did the entire length in October 2013 and are planning to go again soon.

Old Chain of Rocks Bridge

Gate Locked

May, 2023 by b25m2m4bzs

Sign says opened from 9:00am til Dusk. It was 5:30 pm with 3 hours til dusk. But the gate was locked and no notice of why. Frustrating since I was passing through and this was my only chance to go across this historic bridge


MCT Schoolhouse Trail

Schoolhouse Loop Trail (too many trail closures)

April, 2023 by bentonbarby

With multiple, lengthy trail closures (some pushing you onto very busy roads) skip the loop trail until after October 2023 when the trails are hopefully open again.

Meramec Greenway Trail

Flooded just below Simpson Park

March, 2023 by robovac200

Flooded just below Simpson Park on segment two. March 7th we are expecting rain the next 2 days so plan your route accordingly

Deer Creek Greenway

nice walk beside a stream

February, 2023 by theharriseight

The trail could be wider at times it narrows to a sidewalk. Walking next to the water is a nice feel of nature in the city.

Arches Rail Trail

First, here's the most accessible address: 194 Bremer Ln, Butler, IL 62015Second, this is a lovely hidden gem! It's very much a secluded and serene walk. It's mostly flat, too, with nice and wide trails. Very well maintained.

February, 2023 by mysticturtle123

First, here's the most accessible address: 194 Bremer Ln, Butler, IL 62015Second, this is a lovely hidden gem! It's very much a secluded and serene walk. It's mostly flat, too, with nice and wide trails. Very well maintained.

Arches Rail Trail

what a nice easy trail

January, 2023 by annmahoney2014

I walked this trail on a very unusually warm New Year’s day. It was 55°. Perfect for hiking. It was a little muddy, but not bad. It was so nice and peaceful. It is perfect if you are just starting to exercise after a major surgery. Perfectly level.

Boschert Greenway

Nice Greenway trail in St. Charles

November, 2022 by mlane14_99

While the Boschert Greenway is a nice connection between the area parks, the asphalt is cracked and bumpy in several areas. I would rate it as a strong 3 stars, but not quite 4 stars. I’m hoping after the area’s construction projects are completed, the Greenway will be smoothed out. The newer paved section that runs parallel to the interstate has an incline and the is a long winding hill going into Fox Hill Park. The remaining parts of the trail are mostly flat. There are also a few benches along the trail.

MCT Goshen Trail

A Fall Morning

October, 2022 by daniel.gimm1

My first time on this trail. The leaves are changing and the view is spectacular!

Katy Trail State Park

Did it all!

October, 2022 by w7tk5jhvg5

We took the week and rode the whole thing. So much fun and very rewarding. There are a few places with ruts from rain and wear on the trail but plenty of crews out doing improvements and they are fairly well marked. Can’t wait to do it again.

Meramec Greenway Trail

poorly marked and executed

October, 2022 by dan.allen.50552

We started south of Fenton. It took us 2 tried. We got to the northern terminus and dangerous stop sign. We rode back 11 miles. Trail all broken up and poorly marked both directions. Trail was paved and it pretty good shape

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