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Adkisson Greenbelt

14.8 mi
State: KY
Asphalt

Blackford Pedestrian Bridge

0.9 mi
State: KY
Asphalt

Eldorado Bicycle and Walking Path

2.2 mi
State: IL
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Equality to Glen O. Jones Lake Bike Trail

5.6 mi
State: IL
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Hi-Rail Greenway

2.5 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Oak Hill Multi-Use Trail

0.7 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage

6.7 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Tunnel Hill State Trail

55.3 mi
State: IL
Concrete, Crushed Stone
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Adkinsson Greenbelt Park offers an extensive paved trail running throughout the city of Owensboro in Daviess County, Kentucky. It makes its way through many of the city's parks and to a few...
KY 14.8 mi Asphalt
The Blackford Pedestrian Bridge qualifies as a rail-trail because it crosses a refurbished railroad bridge over the Tradewater River, linking Blackford. in Webster County with Crittenden County. The...
KY 0.9 mi Asphalt
The City of Eldorado Bicycle and Walking Path is an excellent example of trails as linear parks. The City of Eldorado and the Eldorado Garden Study Club both work to keep the landscaped trailway and...
IL 2.2 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Equality to Glen O. Jones Lake Bike Trail traverses an area where salt mining figured much in its early history. So did the Ohio River, which lies just 12 miles to the east, down the Saline River....
IL 5.6 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Opened in 2018, the Hi-Rail Greenway serves as an important non-motorized route in Evansville. Its name comes from the Indiana Hi-Rail System, a former freight railroad which the rail-trail was built...
IN 2.5 mi Asphalt
The Oak Hill Multi-Use Path is a short roadside trail in Evansville, Indiana. The trail starts on East Walnut Road and heads north. Sitting on the east side of US-41, the path curves around the Lloyd...
IN 0.7 mi Asphalt
The Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage is a multi-use trail in Evansville, part of which follows along the Ohio River and, of course, Pigeon Creek. The popular trail features scenic resting areas and...
IN 6.7 mi Asphalt
A dark railroad tunnel and two dozen trestles crossing  streams and rocky ravines welcome visitors to the scenic Tunnel Hill State Trail as it travels 55 miles through forests and farmland in sparsely...
IL 55.3 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
Evansville's Wabash & Erie Canal Trail travels through a dense hardwood forest in Wesselman Park, next to the Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve, a 200-acre National Natural Landmark and State Nature...
IN 0.4 mi Dirt

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Oak Hill Multi-Use Trail

IN - 0.7 miles

The Oak Hill Multi-Use Path is a short roadside trail in Evansville, Indiana. The trail starts on East Walnut Road and heads north. Sitting on the east side of US-41, the path curves around the Lloyd...

Blackford Pedestrian Bridge

KY - 0.9 miles

The Blackford Pedestrian Bridge qualifies as a rail-trail because it crosses a refurbished railroad bridge over the Tradewater River, linking Blackford. in Webster County with Crittenden County. The...

Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage

IN - 6.7 miles

The Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage is a multi-use trail in Evansville, part of which follows along the Ohio River and, of course, Pigeon Creek. The popular trail features scenic resting areas and...

Eldorado Bicycle and Walking Path

IL - 2.2 miles

The City of Eldorado Bicycle and Walking Path is an excellent example of trails as linear parks. The City of Eldorado and the Eldorado Garden Study Club both work to keep the landscaped trailway and...

Accordion

Equality to Glen O. Jones Lake Bike Trail

IL - 5.6 miles

The Equality to Glen O. Jones Lake Bike Trail traverses an area where salt mining figured much in its early history. So did the Ohio River, which lies just 12 miles to the east, down the Saline River....

Tunnel Hill State Trail

IL - 55.3 miles

A dark railroad tunnel and two dozen trestles crossing  streams and rocky ravines welcome visitors to the scenic Tunnel Hill State Trail as it travels 55 miles through forests and farmland in sparsely...

Adkisson Greenbelt

KY - 14.8 miles

Adkinsson Greenbelt Park offers an extensive paved trail running throughout the city of Owensboro in Daviess County, Kentucky. It makes its way through many of the city's parks and to a few...

Hi-Rail Greenway

IN - 2.5 miles

Opened in 2018, the Hi-Rail Greenway serves as an important non-motorized route in Evansville. Its name comes from the Indiana Hi-Rail System, a former freight railroad which the rail-trail was built...

Adkisson Greenbelt

KY - 14.8 miles

Adkinsson Greenbelt Park offers an extensive paved trail running throughout the city of Owensboro in Daviess County, Kentucky. It makes its way through many of the city's parks and to a few...

Equality to Glen O. Jones Lake Bike Trail

IL - 5.6 miles

The Equality to Glen O. Jones Lake Bike Trail traverses an area where salt mining figured much in its early history. So did the Ohio River, which lies just 12 miles to the east, down the Saline River....

Blackford Pedestrian Bridge

KY - 0.9 miles

The Blackford Pedestrian Bridge qualifies as a rail-trail because it crosses a refurbished railroad bridge over the Tradewater River, linking Blackford. in Webster County with Crittenden County. The...

Wabash & Erie Canal Trail (Evansville)

IN - 0.4 miles

Evansville's Wabash & Erie Canal Trail travels through a dense hardwood forest in Wesselman Park, next to the Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve, a 200-acre National Natural Landmark and State Nature...

Accordion

Tunnel Hill State Trail

IL - 55.3 miles

A dark railroad tunnel and two dozen trestles crossing  streams and rocky ravines welcome visitors to the scenic Tunnel Hill State Trail as it travels 55 miles through forests and farmland in sparsely...

Eldorado Bicycle and Walking Path

IL - 2.2 miles

The City of Eldorado Bicycle and Walking Path is an excellent example of trails as linear parks. The City of Eldorado and the Eldorado Garden Study Club both work to keep the landscaped trailway and...

Hi-Rail Greenway

IN - 2.5 miles

Opened in 2018, the Hi-Rail Greenway serves as an important non-motorized route in Evansville. Its name comes from the Indiana Hi-Rail System, a former freight railroad which the rail-trail was built...

Oak Hill Multi-Use Trail

IN - 0.7 miles

The Oak Hill Multi-Use Path is a short roadside trail in Evansville, Indiana. The trail starts on East Walnut Road and heads north. Sitting on the east side of US-41, the path curves around the Lloyd...

Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage

IN - 6.7 miles

The Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage is a multi-use trail in Evansville, part of which follows along the Ohio River and, of course, Pigeon Creek. The popular trail features scenic resting areas and...

Oak Hill Multi-Use Trail

IN - 0.7 miles

The Oak Hill Multi-Use Path is a short roadside trail in Evansville, Indiana. The trail starts on East Walnut Road and heads north. Sitting on the east side of US-41, the path curves around the Lloyd...

Tunnel Hill State Trail

IL - 55.3 miles

A dark railroad tunnel and two dozen trestles crossing  streams and rocky ravines welcome visitors to the scenic Tunnel Hill State Trail as it travels 55 miles through forests and farmland in sparsely...

Adkisson Greenbelt

KY - 14.8 miles

Adkinsson Greenbelt Park offers an extensive paved trail running throughout the city of Owensboro in Daviess County, Kentucky. It makes its way through many of the city's parks and to a few...

Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage

IN - 6.7 miles

The Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage is a multi-use trail in Evansville, part of which follows along the Ohio River and, of course, Pigeon Creek. The popular trail features scenic resting areas and...

Accordion

Hi-Rail Greenway

IN - 2.5 miles

Opened in 2018, the Hi-Rail Greenway serves as an important non-motorized route in Evansville. Its name comes from the Indiana Hi-Rail System, a former freight railroad which the rail-trail was built...

Blackford Pedestrian Bridge

KY - 0.9 miles

The Blackford Pedestrian Bridge qualifies as a rail-trail because it crosses a refurbished railroad bridge over the Tradewater River, linking Blackford. in Webster County with Crittenden County. The...

Wabash & Erie Canal Trail (Evansville)

IN - 0.4 miles

Evansville's Wabash & Erie Canal Trail travels through a dense hardwood forest in Wesselman Park, next to the Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve, a 200-acre National Natural Landmark and State Nature...

Equality to Glen O. Jones Lake Bike Trail

IL - 5.6 miles

The Equality to Glen O. Jones Lake Bike Trail traverses an area where salt mining figured much in its early history. So did the Ohio River, which lies just 12 miles to the east, down the Saline River....

Eldorado Bicycle and Walking Path

IL - 2.2 miles

The City of Eldorado Bicycle and Walking Path is an excellent example of trails as linear parks. The City of Eldorado and the Eldorado Garden Study Club both work to keep the landscaped trailway and...

Recent Trail Reviews

Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage

uhhhh NOT FINISHED

April, 2019 by amberwright1222

Would have been great to know online or their website that the trail doesn’t connect!! Ended up biking down first Ave which sucked and tried the entire time to pick up on this trail which ended up imaginary. Just saying it was a LONG day and then made it to the very short portion near the river front. If the sign is there which it is but it’s SO faded it tells me that this project might have been forgotten about. EVANSVILLE finish this could be amazing trail!

Adkisson Greenbelt

A Pleasant Spring Ride

March, 2019 by bruceamiller@comcast.net

A friend and I rode the trail west to east and back on a cool, sunny March day. The trail is 100% paved. Newer sections are very smooth and wide enough to ride two abreast. Older sections have occasional abrupt tree root bumps and are narrower. Parts of the trail reminded us of the Pumpkinvine Trail in Indiana, which has frequent 90 degree turns. Other sections of the trail are long straightaways. The latter had no shelter, so you definitely feel the wind. Portions of the trail are rural; others go through parks and by residences. We enjoyed the mix of bird calls, forsythia in bloom and early spring flowers in parks and yards. The east end of the trail is at Millers Mill Road. We rode north 2 blocks and west 1 block to a welcome cup of coffee and scone at Great Harvest Bread Company. An earlier review mentions two places where trail signage is misleading or missing. It was helpful to have downloaded the map.

Tunnel Hill State Trail

Vienna to Tunnel Hill.....and back

September, 2018 by josh.angle

Took the family of five (3 kids ages 6-12) and had a great experience! We took lots of photos along the way, even stopped for ice cream in Sandburn crossing.

Accordion

Adkisson Greenbelt

The Good, the Not So Good, and Know Before You Go

September, 2018 by angelee1971

We rode 28 miles on the Adkisson Greenbelt on Sat (9/15). We started on the west side at the Joe Ford Nature Center and ended 15 miles to the east at the Millers Mill Rd parking lot. The weather was mostly sunny with a high 91, so it was a pretty hot day. Overall it was an enjoyable ride, but the trail definitely had some minor issues in spots. I’ve laid out the good & the bad below.

The Good: Trail is paved, wide & in very good condition. Several opportunities for public restrooms & to refill water bottles. Lots of lakes & ponds on the eastern half. Benches are plentiful. Kentucky’s famous Moonlight BBQ restaurant is just a block off the trail (expect a wait). Trail passes by a few parks and hiking trails. Several trail heads offer multiple parking opportunities. Rental bikes available on the trail. Not a lot of bike traffic on the trail.

The Not So Good: There are a few major road crossings. You ride parallel to a few major roads in spots, so lots of traffic noise. Some very exposed areas and no shade in some spots. Most importantly, there is signage, but it is small and missing in some critical spots, making the trail hard to follow. Specifically, when traveling west to east, after crossing the light at Parrish Ave, turn right on the side walk then left at Old National Bank (there is not a sign there). Also, when crossing Carter Avenue, you will see a sign for the bike lane straight ahead on Tamarack Rd. Do not follow it! After you cross at the light, immediately turn right onto the sidewalk on Carter Rd and follow it down a few blocks until the trail makes a left turn.

Know Before You Go: I recommend riding east to west. The signage is better in that direction and easier to follow. There is a large pipe across the trail on the south end of Fishers park. You will need to lift your bike over the pipe.

Rating: This is definitely not a destination trail, more of a trail you’d stop to ride en route to somewhere else or if you are local. Due to signage issues, road crossings & noise, and not a lot to see on the trail, I’d give this trail a 6/10.

Adkisson Greenbelt

Needs More Signs but Otherwise Awesome

September, 2018 by traceyh702

Rode this trail today. We had planned to ride end to end but without signs we only got 10 miles in and had to turn around. Until we got home and really looked at a map online we had no clue of the turn we missed. Trying again next week! Awesome surface, mostly flat, plenty of benches and rest stops with water fountains if needed. Wish we lived closer than an hour away. I would ride there daily.

Tunnel Hill State Trail

Great Saturday Ride

July, 2018 by aabk88061012

My husband and I started at the Tunnel Hill Trailhead and rode south 25 miles to the Wetland Center and then back. It was a beautiful ride. We were impressed how well it was maintained. A fallen tree that we had to climb over on the way out was already cut and pulled off the trail on our way back.

Tunnel Hill State Trail

Wetlands Center to Tunnel Hill and Back

May, 2018 by profpurcell

At least one snake, five deer, several hawks and what I thought was a very challenging ride since I rarely do 46 miles. The washboard effect could be noticed from Karnak to the wetland center head to the center.

My sons and I still loved the challenge.

Tunnel Hill State Trail

awesome trail

April, 2018 by davemarshall54

I rode from Vienna up past the tunnel on a crisp spring day in April on my hybrid bike and loved every inch. Make no mistake, the gentle uphill grade to the tunnel may seem Slight but it took its toll on me. GREAT ride

Tunnel Hill State Trail

Very nice ride!

October, 2017 by markmoore006

I have only ridden from Vienna to Tunnel Hill and back but I did drive down to the Wetlands Nature Center at the southern end as well as go to Karnak and check it out. Even had lunch at "Our Place Deli". I wish I would have given myself more time and got to actually Bike the whole thing but I will be back for sure to enjoy the whole experience. It is easy to see why people love and care for this trail the way they do. I will give myself at least 3 days on the trail to fully enjoy it next time, especially the southern end. It is a shame there isn't any campgrounds listed close by on the northern half.

Tunnel Hill State Trail

Eclipse Totality 2017

September, 2017 by dheis

Rode the trail from Harrisburg 27 miles south to view the Eclipse right on the line of totality. I was expecting a packed trail but was surprised to see very few people. The trail surface was fine for my hybrid bike. Enjoyable scenery with the trestles and tunnel.

After viewing the eclipse I rode back in the heat. Even though there are plenty of trees covering most of the trail the mid day sun still gets through. Thank goodness for the small town stops with water so I could reload and refresh my water bladder. I hope to take this trail again to Karnak.

I probably could have gotten home faster to Bloomington (ordinarily 4 hours by car) if I had stayed on my bike. It took 10 hours in bumper to bumper traffic to get home!

Tunnel Hill State Trail

Scenic, with a good surface

July, 2017 by kevinkaren

I rode this trail end-to-end in 2005, and this was my first return visit for a ride on the northern half from Harrisburg through the tunnel and back, a total of 49.6 miles. Harrisburg has a paved 2.2 mile segment with numerous street crossings; the locals seemed very aware of the trail, and more than one driver stopped to wait for me to cross. While this is a kind gesture, it holds its own dangers. I always remind my riding companions to watch out for traffic in other lanes who are still coming through.

The next few miles were hard-packed stone, very smooth and easy to ride. After that the stone was still smooth but just a little bit softer packed. It was a good surface but I realized late in the ride that I had expended more energy than expected most of the day, and it caught me by surprise that at 35 miles my legs felt like they had done the full 50.

I spotted one ATV rider using the trail and noticed a few spots where someone's access road jogs for a few feet on the trail, but the surface was not damaged noticeably by these activities. There was one stretch of 100 yards or so with a lot of very loose gravel that had eroded or not been properly patched, but I was able to steer to the edge and get through OK.

There is a mix of sun and shade, an interesting rock cut to ride through, and the tunnel is short enough that a light is not strictly necessary. I would urge anyone without a light to walk their bike through the darkest part of the tunnel.

Johnson's Southern Barbecue operates from a mobile home with a separate screened dining tent at the Harrisburg trailhead. It looks intriguing, but I had leftovers waiting in the motel fridge and missed that opportunity.

I'll come back and ride the southern half of the trail again sometime. My memory from 12 years ago was that the last stretch from Karnak to Rago was not a rail trail and held little interest. The Barkhausen Wetlands Center was a nice place to end, but I spent most of my time in the restroom with the cold water running to cool myself on a 100 degree day.

Tunnel Hill State Trail

Nice Trail, Limited Camping

April, 2017 by bruceberner

We rode the entire trail over a two day period, camping by a lake in the Shawnee National Forest. This is about the only place along the trail camping is allowed and we had a tough time finding a site. There is a wonderful campground in the Village of Karnak that the town runs. It has both tent and RV sites, restrooms, picnic tables, fire rings and wood and water but no showers. The town folk were very friendly and went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable. We used it as a base camp before and after the ride. The trail was well maintained and the trailside facilities were nice although due to Illinois' budget deficit, some state facilities including the Depot Museum at Vienna were not open.

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