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Length
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Conservation District Trail

2.3 mi
State: IL
Asphalt

Constitution Trail

36.4 mi
State: IL
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Covington Circle Trail

4.4 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Fairview Park Trail

1.7 mi
State: IL
Asphalt
Accordion

Greenbelt Bikeway

1.7 mi
State: IL
Concrete

Kiwanis Park/West Side Trail

1.5 mi
State: IL
Asphalt

Lake of the Woods Path

3.3 mi
State: IL
Asphalt

Lincoln Park Trail

0.9 mi
State: IL
Asphalt

Lincoln Prairie Grass Trail

12.9 mi
State: IL
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Mahomet Village Bike Trail

1.5 mi
State: IL
Concrete

O'Malley's Alley Trail

0.5 mi
State: IL
Concrete

Sangamon River Trail

1.2 mi
State: IL
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Stevens Creek Bikeway

4 mi
State: IL
Asphalt

Village of Rantoul Trail

8 mi
State: IL
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
North of the Sangamon River crossing, the Conservation District Trail closely follows Stevens Creek through a flat and dense wetlands forest on the west end of Decatur. South of the river, the trail ascends ...
IL 2.3 mi Asphalt
The Constitution Trail is so named because it was dedicated on the 200th birthday of the U.S. Constitution, September 17, 1987. The first and main north-south section of the trail was built along an abandoned ...
IL 36.4 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Covington Circle Trail provides a partial loop around Covington in northwestern Indiana, offering views of farmland, wetlands, and small wooded creeks. Future plans call for completing the circle around ...
IN 4.4 mi Asphalt
Monticello is a small, central Illinois town steeped in a railroad history it still celebrates. Its Chamber of Commerce has offices and special activities in the historic downtown Train Depot. And it has ...
IL 1 mi Asphalt
The Fairview Park Trail, in western Decatur, traverses the large and beautiful Fairview Park and connects (via roadway) to the park's various attractions: an aquatic center, lake, gardens, pavilions, tennis ...
IL 1.7 mi Asphalt
The backbone of the Greenbelt Bikeway runs north–south along Copper Slough, passing through two large city parks divided by W. Bradley Avenue. In Dodds Park to the north, there is a spur west through soccer ...
IL 1.7 mi Concrete
Except for short-distance walkers, the principal attraction of the Kiwanis Park/West Side Trail is its connection to the other parts of Decatur's trail system. From its western terminus, one can access ...
IL 1.5 mi Asphalt
Accordion
This trail through the Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve shows off Central Illinois' great natural beauty. Starting from the west, the trail meanders through a wonderfully restored prairie. It passes by ...
IL 3.3 mi Asphalt
The Lincoln Park Trail runs along the wooded north banks of the Sangamon River. It's mostly flat with a few low hills. Visible from the trail are Decatur's Lincoln Park, some classic old neighborhoods ...
IL 0.9 mi Asphalt
The Lincoln Prairie Grass Trail runs 12 miles, much of the way along an old railroad right-of-way between County Highway 2 east of Charleston and the ball fields at 10th Street in Mattoon; an additional ...
IL 12.9 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Mahomet Village Bike Trail offers a paved route paralleling East Oak Street/Route 150 on Mahomet's east side. The pathway begins at South East Street, just a block from Sangamon Elementary School, ...
IL 1.5 mi Concrete
O'Malley's Alley is a paved, half-mile trail through a residential area south of Kaufman Lake on the western end of Champaign. On Kenwood Road (at the eastern end of the trail), you can head south on the ...
IL 0.5 mi Concrete
For just over a mile, the Sangamon River Trail in western Monticello follows the former route of the Illinois Central Railroad, which carried passengers from Chicago to New Orleans. The trail includes ...
IL 1.2 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Stevens Creek Bikeway follows a scenic stream for 4 miles through neighborhoods and woodlands, connecting two parks (one at each end of the trail) on the western side of Decatur in central Illinois. ...
IL 4 mi Asphalt
This is a story of three trails in one. The newest section of the trail is a beautifully landscaped rail-trail along the former alignment of the Fisher Farmers Railroad, which connected the north side ...
IL 8 mi Asphalt

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Trails by activity

Conservation District Trail

IL - 2.3 miles

North of the Sangamon River crossing, the Conservation District Trail closely follows Stevens Creek through a flat and dense wetlands forest on the west end of Decatur. South of the river, the trail ascends ...

Constitution Trail

IL - 36.4 miles

The Constitution Trail is so named because it was dedicated on the 200th birthday of the U.S. Constitution, September 17, 1987. The first and main north-south section of the trail was built along an abandoned ...

Covington Circle Trail

IN - 4.4 miles

Covington Circle Trail provides a partial loop around Covington in northwestern Indiana, offering views of farmland, wetlands, and small wooded creeks. Future plans call for completing the circle around ...

East Prairie Bicycle & Walking Path

IL - 1 miles

Monticello is a small, central Illinois town steeped in a railroad history it still celebrates. Its Chamber of Commerce has offices and special activities in the historic downtown Train Depot. And it has ...

Accordion

East Prairie Bicycle & Walking Path

IL - 1 miles

Monticello is a small, central Illinois town steeped in a railroad history it still celebrates. Its Chamber of Commerce has offices and special activities in the historic downtown Train Depot. And it has ...

Fairview Park Trail

IL - 1.7 miles

The Fairview Park Trail, in western Decatur, traverses the large and beautiful Fairview Park and connects (via roadway) to the park's various attractions: an aquatic center, lake, gardens, pavilions, tennis ...

Greenbelt Bikeway

IL - 1.7 miles

The backbone of the Greenbelt Bikeway runs north–south along Copper Slough, passing through two large city parks divided by W. Bradley Avenue. In Dodds Park to the north, there is a spur west through soccer ...

Kiwanis Park/West Side Trail

IL - 1.5 miles

Except for short-distance walkers, the principal attraction of the Kiwanis Park/West Side Trail is its connection to the other parts of Decatur's trail system. From its western terminus, one can access ...

Lake of the Woods Path

IL - 3.3 miles

This trail through the Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve shows off Central Illinois' great natural beauty. Starting from the west, the trail meanders through a wonderfully restored prairie. It passes by ...

Lincoln Park Trail

IL - 0.9 miles

The Lincoln Park Trail runs along the wooded north banks of the Sangamon River. It's mostly flat with a few low hills. Visible from the trail are Decatur's Lincoln Park, some classic old neighborhoods ...

Lincoln Prairie Grass Trail

IL - 12.9 miles

The Lincoln Prairie Grass Trail runs 12 miles, much of the way along an old railroad right-of-way between County Highway 2 east of Charleston and the ball fields at 10th Street in Mattoon; an additional ...

Mahomet Village Bike Trail

IL - 1.5 miles

The Mahomet Village Bike Trail offers a paved route paralleling East Oak Street/Route 150 on Mahomet's east side. The pathway begins at South East Street, just a block from Sangamon Elementary School, ...

O'Malley's Alley Trail

IL - 0.5 miles

O'Malley's Alley is a paved, half-mile trail through a residential area south of Kaufman Lake on the western end of Champaign. On Kenwood Road (at the eastern end of the trail), you can head south on the ...

Sangamon River Trail

IL - 1.2 miles

For just over a mile, the Sangamon River Trail in western Monticello follows the former route of the Illinois Central Railroad, which carried passengers from Chicago to New Orleans. The trail includes ...

Stevens Creek Bikeway

IL - 4 miles

The Stevens Creek Bikeway follows a scenic stream for 4 miles through neighborhoods and woodlands, connecting two parks (one at each end of the trail) on the western side of Decatur in central Illinois. ...

Village of Rantoul Trail

IL - 8 miles

This is a story of three trails in one. The newest section of the trail is a beautifully landscaped rail-trail along the former alignment of the Fisher Farmers Railroad, which connected the north side ...

Conservation District Trail

IL - 2.3 miles

North of the Sangamon River crossing, the Conservation District Trail closely follows Stevens Creek through a flat and dense wetlands forest on the west end of Decatur. South of the river, the trail ascends ...

Constitution Trail

IL - 36.4 miles

The Constitution Trail is so named because it was dedicated on the 200th birthday of the U.S. Constitution, September 17, 1987. The first and main north-south section of the trail was built along an abandoned ...

Covington Circle Trail

IN - 4.4 miles

Covington Circle Trail provides a partial loop around Covington in northwestern Indiana, offering views of farmland, wetlands, and small wooded creeks. Future plans call for completing the circle around ...

East Prairie Bicycle & Walking Path

IL - 1 miles

Monticello is a small, central Illinois town steeped in a railroad history it still celebrates. Its Chamber of Commerce has offices and special activities in the historic downtown Train Depot. And it has ...

Accordion

East Prairie Bicycle & Walking Path

IL - 1 miles

Monticello is a small, central Illinois town steeped in a railroad history it still celebrates. Its Chamber of Commerce has offices and special activities in the historic downtown Train Depot. And it has ...

Fairview Park Trail

IL - 1.7 miles

The Fairview Park Trail, in western Decatur, traverses the large and beautiful Fairview Park and connects (via roadway) to the park's various attractions: an aquatic center, lake, gardens, pavilions, tennis ...

Greenbelt Bikeway

IL - 1.7 miles

The backbone of the Greenbelt Bikeway runs north–south along Copper Slough, passing through two large city parks divided by W. Bradley Avenue. In Dodds Park to the north, there is a spur west through soccer ...

Kiwanis Park/West Side Trail

IL - 1.5 miles

Except for short-distance walkers, the principal attraction of the Kiwanis Park/West Side Trail is its connection to the other parts of Decatur's trail system. From its western terminus, one can access ...

Lake of the Woods Path

IL - 3.3 miles

This trail through the Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve shows off Central Illinois' great natural beauty. Starting from the west, the trail meanders through a wonderfully restored prairie. It passes by ...

Lincoln Park Trail

IL - 0.9 miles

The Lincoln Park Trail runs along the wooded north banks of the Sangamon River. It's mostly flat with a few low hills. Visible from the trail are Decatur's Lincoln Park, some classic old neighborhoods ...

Lincoln Prairie Grass Trail

IL - 12.9 miles

The Lincoln Prairie Grass Trail runs 12 miles, much of the way along an old railroad right-of-way between County Highway 2 east of Charleston and the ball fields at 10th Street in Mattoon; an additional ...

Mahomet Village Bike Trail

IL - 1.5 miles

The Mahomet Village Bike Trail offers a paved route paralleling East Oak Street/Route 150 on Mahomet's east side. The pathway begins at South East Street, just a block from Sangamon Elementary School, ...

O'Malley's Alley Trail

IL - 0.5 miles

O'Malley's Alley is a paved, half-mile trail through a residential area south of Kaufman Lake on the western end of Champaign. On Kenwood Road (at the eastern end of the trail), you can head south on the ...

Sangamon River Trail

IL - 1.2 miles

For just over a mile, the Sangamon River Trail in western Monticello follows the former route of the Illinois Central Railroad, which carried passengers from Chicago to New Orleans. The trail includes ...

Stevens Creek Bikeway

IL - 4 miles

The Stevens Creek Bikeway follows a scenic stream for 4 miles through neighborhoods and woodlands, connecting two parks (one at each end of the trail) on the western side of Decatur in central Illinois. ...

Village of Rantoul Trail

IL - 8 miles

This is a story of three trails in one. The newest section of the trail is a beautifully landscaped rail-trail along the former alignment of the Fisher Farmers Railroad, which connected the north side ...

Conservation District Trail

IL - 2.3 miles

North of the Sangamon River crossing, the Conservation District Trail closely follows Stevens Creek through a flat and dense wetlands forest on the west end of Decatur. South of the river, the trail ascends ...

Constitution Trail

IL - 36.4 miles

The Constitution Trail is so named because it was dedicated on the 200th birthday of the U.S. Constitution, September 17, 1987. The first and main north-south section of the trail was built along an abandoned ...

Covington Circle Trail

IN - 4.4 miles

Covington Circle Trail provides a partial loop around Covington in northwestern Indiana, offering views of farmland, wetlands, and small wooded creeks. Future plans call for completing the circle around ...

East Prairie Bicycle & Walking Path

IL - 1 miles

Monticello is a small, central Illinois town steeped in a railroad history it still celebrates. Its Chamber of Commerce has offices and special activities in the historic downtown Train Depot. And it has ...

Accordion

Fairview Park Trail

IL - 1.7 miles

The Fairview Park Trail, in western Decatur, traverses the large and beautiful Fairview Park and connects (via roadway) to the park's various attractions: an aquatic center, lake, gardens, pavilions, tennis ...

Greenbelt Bikeway

IL - 1.7 miles

The backbone of the Greenbelt Bikeway runs north–south along Copper Slough, passing through two large city parks divided by W. Bradley Avenue. In Dodds Park to the north, there is a spur west through soccer ...

Kiwanis Park/West Side Trail

IL - 1.5 miles

Except for short-distance walkers, the principal attraction of the Kiwanis Park/West Side Trail is its connection to the other parts of Decatur's trail system. From its western terminus, one can access ...

Lake of the Woods Path

IL - 3.3 miles

This trail through the Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve shows off Central Illinois' great natural beauty. Starting from the west, the trail meanders through a wonderfully restored prairie. It passes by ...

Lincoln Park Trail

IL - 0.9 miles

The Lincoln Park Trail runs along the wooded north banks of the Sangamon River. It's mostly flat with a few low hills. Visible from the trail are Decatur's Lincoln Park, some classic old neighborhoods ...

Lincoln Prairie Grass Trail

IL - 12.9 miles

The Lincoln Prairie Grass Trail runs 12 miles, much of the way along an old railroad right-of-way between County Highway 2 east of Charleston and the ball fields at 10th Street in Mattoon; an additional ...

Mahomet Village Bike Trail

IL - 1.5 miles

The Mahomet Village Bike Trail offers a paved route paralleling East Oak Street/Route 150 on Mahomet's east side. The pathway begins at South East Street, just a block from Sangamon Elementary School, ...

O'Malley's Alley Trail

IL - 0.5 miles

O'Malley's Alley is a paved, half-mile trail through a residential area south of Kaufman Lake on the western end of Champaign. On Kenwood Road (at the eastern end of the trail), you can head south on the ...

Sangamon River Trail

IL - 1.2 miles

For just over a mile, the Sangamon River Trail in western Monticello follows the former route of the Illinois Central Railroad, which carried passengers from Chicago to New Orleans. The trail includes ...

Stevens Creek Bikeway

IL - 4 miles

The Stevens Creek Bikeway follows a scenic stream for 4 miles through neighborhoods and woodlands, connecting two parks (one at each end of the trail) on the western side of Decatur in central Illinois. ...

Village of Rantoul Trail

IL - 8 miles

This is a story of three trails in one. The newest section of the trail is a beautifully landscaped rail-trail along the former alignment of the Fisher Farmers Railroad, which connected the north side ...

Recent Trail Reviews

Lake of the Woods Path

Wheelchair Wonderful

April, 2017 by kansacook

Scenic and smooth. Great for a walker and a partner in an electric wheelchair. A wonderful way to share the outdoors together.

Lincoln Prairie Grass Trail

Much improved

August, 2016 by bristol1031

I first rode this trail several years ago and was not impressed: the surface was full of washouts and 4 wheeler ruts. However it now seems to be better maintained. The easternmost section is the best, a narrow corridor with lots of wildflowers and birds. As you get closer to Mattoon the trail opens up and there is no protection from the sun and wind. For a nice bit of shade take the spur into the Douglas Hart Nature Center.

Lake of the Woods Path

A Ride Back In Time

June, 2016 by trail rider 9

Other then IN where else can you go ride your bike through a cover bridge and follow the trail of the Bison. Very nice peaceful ride. You do have to cross a highway if you do the whole trail. There also is other trails but these aren't paved and are good for a soft off roading.

I do like to park my car near the 172 exit off 74 there is a bathroom there and the parking lot is a bit bigger. If you are coming from the east as you get off turn right and a few feet on your left is the parking lot.

Accordion

Conservation District Trail

Decatur IL trails

October, 2015 by rfrasmus

The 5 trails shown on the west side of Decatur all intersect, so you can enjoy over 20 miles of continuous paved bike trail all through natural areas and parks.

Covington Circle Trail

Nice little trail though the country

October, 2015 by hoochiebear

Nice little trail through the country. Lots of wildlife to be seen. Good trail to begin with. Just enough hills to make it a bit of a challenge for beginners.

Village of Rantoul Trail

The Good And The Ugly

September, 2015 by trail rider 9

This bike path has trails that is good and ugly. The newer addition is through housing area (Good), Maple wood Dr path near a busy road and at one point you will have to cross a busy street (Ugly), the next section is a nice ride around a small pound (Good) from there your path take you on the the old Chanute Base, then back into town near a park (good) back on Chanute again ending near the water park (Good & Ugly).
Be prepare there is a lot of roads to cross therefore a lot of stop signs to master.

Constitution Trail

One of our favorite trails now

September, 2015 by neff2k

My wife and I headed from Peoria to try out something new and we were definitely not let down. Perfect trail system for our riding style. We parked at the Kerrick Parking and Access point and then headed south. Went all the way to the south endpoint of the Illinois Central branch. Then headed back north. Midway back we headed east on the Bloomer Line branch to the end of it and finally back to the car. In total just a hair over 22 miles of beautiful trails through the heart of town. I would say about 1/2-3/4 of our trip was tree covered. Very excited to head back and do it again!

Lincoln Prairie Grass Trail

Always enjoy this trail

August, 2015 by gabo_gabo_gabo

This is one of my favorite trails. Good parking is available. The trail is not very curvy. It's somewhat hilly, but do-able. The trail near the end in Charleston is very peaceful. Downtown Charleston is only a couple blocks away too, plenty of food & drink.

Constitution Trail

Recumbent trike Rider

June, 2015 by greygirl45

First trip on recumbent, positive experience with most other riders and walkers. Only passed one "pro" who was a little antsy due to the walkers in his lane. Handicap friendly area, pavement is a bit bumpy near Vonachens and near ISU campus, but tolerable. Shady areas for people wity heat intolerance like me, make this a pleasant ride.

Fairview Park Trail

Decatur's best effort

June, 2015 by grandparents8

We believe that the system of bike trails of Decatur, especially including Fairview Park, is one of Decatur's greatest assets! We are on it often, throughout the year and it is simply beautiful. The only drawback is a few dog owners who refuse to clean up after their pets.

Lake of the Woods Path

Great ride

April, 2015 by jeremy71

This was a great ride. An easy trail winding through the trees along the river. It is a mostly secluded trail although there are a couple of areas where you need to watch for vehicles.

Covington Circle Trail

Great for Boarding

March, 2015 by logandixon17

Me and my friends usually long board this trail at least 3 times a week in the summer. Its a great trail with plenty of interesting sights

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