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Explore the best rated trails in Centralia, IL, whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Arches Rail Trail and MCT Schoolhouse Trail . With more than 18 trails covering 174 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.
We started in the back of the South Marcum Campground, followed the path and rode out 11.5 miles around Dam to other side of lake. We saw 24 deer and other wildlife, had the trail all to ourselves, 23 miles round trip.
Agree with others that signage is needed. Riding the short distance by the lake was enjoyable on a sunny September day.
Stayed at Gun Creek Campground. Easily hopped on bike trail at golf course water tower. Trail was fully paved, rode through beautiful wooded sections.
It is a lovely trail. Nicely maintained and easily walkable on a nice day. Good views right next to the golf course, and a few creeks to view over bridges.
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.
It was really nice and I was riding a road bike. I went pretty fast definitely be careful on bridge going to fast super rough bc the gaps. Smooth ride and away from to much heat when going through woods.
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.
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.
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.
My first time on this trail. The leaves are changing and the view is spectacular!
We rode the west/north leg of the trail & it was a beautiful fall ride, with enough gradual hills & curves to keep it interesting. The trail is mostly away from the highway, and connects several beautiful campgrounds, in addition to the Visitor Center and Dam site. An enjoyable ride for two seniors!
I would definitely do again. Would be fun to do with the family and stop for dinner after!
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