Urbana, IL Hiking Trails and Maps

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Conservation District Trail

2.3 mi
State: IL
Asphalt

Constitution Trail & Historic Route 66 Trail

50.5 mi
State: IL
Asphalt, Concrete

Covington Circle Trail

5.2 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Fairview Park Trail

1.7 mi
State: IL
Asphalt

Greenbelt Bikeway

1.7 mi
State: IL
Concrete

Harold E. Ruppel Bike Path

1.8 mi
State: IL
Asphalt

Kickapoo Rail Trail

9.7 mi
State: IL
Crushed Stone

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

Mahomet Village Bike Trail

4 mi
State: IL
Concrete

Stevens Creek Bikeway

4 mi
State: IL
Asphalt

Village of Rantoul Trail

7.9 mi
State: IL
Asphalt

Sangamon River Trail

1.2 mi
State: IL
Concrete, Gravel

Kiwanis Park/West Side Trail

1.5 mi
State: IL
Asphalt

O'Malley's Alley Trail

0.5 mi
State: IL
Concrete

Big 4 Trail (Veedersburg)

1.05 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Montezuma B&O Walking Bridge

0.2 mi
State: IN
Concrete
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...
IL 2.3 mi Asphalt
Overview The sprawling Constitution Trail and Historic Rte. 66 Trail covers over 53 miles throughout the Bloomington-Normal area. The trail was officially named and dedicated in 1987 in celebration...
IL 50.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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...
IN 5.2 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,...
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...
IL 1.7 mi Concrete
The Harold E. Ruppel sits in a perfect location to provide opportunities for outdoor recreation and non-motorized transportation for residents of Savoy Village, in the Champaign-Urbana metro area. It...
IL 1.8 mi Asphalt
The first 6.7-mile section of the Kickapoo Rail Trail in eastern Illinois opened in August 2017. Paralleling U.S. 150, the Champaign County rail-trail runs from Urbana east to St. Joseph along the...
IL 9.7 mi Crushed Stone
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...
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...
IL 12.9 mi Asphalt
The Mahomet Village Bike Trail is a safe, paved route that connects all the major parts of the village. On the north, there are the various and popular facilities of the Lake of the Woods Forest...
IL 4 mi Concrete
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...
IL 4 mi Asphalt
This is a story of four trails in one. The newest and northwestern section of the trail runs by the old downtown area of the village and its local Amtrak station. Then across the northern section...
IL 7.9 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...
IL 1 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 historical downtown train depot. And...
IL 1.2 mi Concrete, Gravel
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...
IL 1.5 mi Asphalt
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...
IL 0.5 mi Concrete
The Big 4 trail in Veedersburg runs through the town of Veedersburg, just northwest of Indianapolis along an old railbed. Starting from the western endpoint, trail users should be warned that first...
IN 1.05 mi Asphalt
The Montezuma B&O Walking Bridge crosses the Wabash River, connecting Vermillion county and Parke county. Previously an abandoned B&O railroad bridge, the structure underwent a revitalization that...
IN 0.2 mi Concrete

Recent Trail Reviews

Constitution Trail & Historic Route 66 Trail

Nice general purpose trail

October, 2023 by ielpmike

This is a real nice trail, but at times it’s more like a sidewalk than a bike trail. There are a lot of pedestrians and many many crosswalks. The trail ends in several different places so it’s a little bit confusing. This is more of a trail system than it is one trail. The trails are in pretty good shape but some of the more lonely stretches there was some broken glass. lonely stretches, have broken glass and things on them so you really need to know where you are going.

Stevens Creek Bikeway

Beautiful trail

September, 2023 by cariesmith

Love this trail. We frequently drive over from Springfield to ride this trail. The hills and curves through the woods and along side the creek make it so much more interesting than a flat, rail trail. And hooking up in Fairview Park gives you several options for more riding and having a picnic lunch. And all of the trails beginning in Fairview Park are interesting and still in pretty good shape.

Covington Circle Trail

Great Biking Trail

July, 2023 by jim_harding45

Wife and I started at the park and cycled down to the end (just south west of downtown), and made our way back. There was a lot of elevation on the return trip for sure, but we’ll worth it. Despite asphalt streaks popping up along the majority of the trail, it is still a solid bike trail to hit in the area. They need to finish the trail to make it a full circle which should make it around six miles in length. It’s a great trail that meanders through some great scenery.

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Constitution Trail & Historic Route 66 Trail

Great Afternoon Ride

April, 2023 by bob.kerestes

Rode this trail yesterday from central Bloomington to where it ends north of Towanda. Trail is in very good condition and easy to ride. I felt safe along the trail - it is far enough away from the old Route 66 Hwy. which was a plus! There are ample stopping/resting points along the way if needed. Now this trail needs to be completed all the way to Lexington and northward from there! ¿

Constitution Trail & Historic Route 66 Trail

Amazing Trail

April, 2023 by 129941868

Amazing path and trees, best foliage from late spring to early fall

Lincoln Prairie Grass Trail

First longer ride of 2023

April, 2023 by shellijennings

Nice way to spend a beautiful day biking 16+ miles on an asphalt trail. They are currently doing work putting in new telephone poles.

Village of Rantoul Trail

Pretty Nice

March, 2023 by olddude33

I have ridden all the trails (being from Rantoul) and most are pretty nice. The section on the old Chanute AFB is interesting however that section of the trail is getting in poor shape with lots of upheaved concrete and overgrowth to maneuver around.

Kickapoo Rail Trail

Enjoyed a beautiful ride through fields East of Urbana, IL to St. Joseph. Paved approaches to road crossings and nice surfaces for the trail. Multiple bike stations for minor repaira and free at the East end at the Casey's.

August, 2022 by coachclark1

Enjoyed a beautiful ride through fields East of Urbana, IL to St. Joseph. Paved approaches to road crossings and nice surfaces for the trail. Multiple bike stations for minor repaira and free at the East end at the Casey's.

Constitution Trail & Historic Route 66 Trail

Great trail!

July, 2022 by kelseyosterloo

This trail is in great shape. Easy riding and cute little photo ops along the way. Another plus-this is close enough to hop on from the Constitution Trail.

Lincoln Prairie Grass Trail

wonderful trail

July, 2022 by deb.hutti

100 percent ashphalt! Straight with nice towns on either end. New bathroom stop 1/2 way. Great length and a nature center at one end. Worth the effort.

Lincoln Prairie Grass Trail

very nice functional trail but nothing extraordinary about it

June, 2022 by bicyclegary_tl

If you happen to be in Charleston IL then definitely visit it, but don’t go out of your way to visit it It is in very excellent condition, 95% paved despite the photo on this website Straight as an arrow, one slight turn in 11 miles. Very nice nature center about 3 miles from end in Mattoon Il.

Lincoln Prairie Grass Trail

Trail is great, but needs shade and wind barriers.

April, 2022 by spikeman2k55

The trail is great, but needs shade and wind barriers.

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