Heritage Route 66 Bike Trail


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Heritage Route 66 Bike Trail Facts

States: Illinois
Counties: Sangamon
Length: 4.4 miles
Trail end points: Andrew Rd & Bahr Rd (Sherman) and West Conrey St (Williamsville)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 12945354

Heritage Route 66 Bike Trail Description

The Heritage Route 66 Bike Trail is a 4.4-mile multi-use trail connecting the two villages of Williamsville and Sherman. The 10-foot-wide trail provides safe access and non-motorized access for residents and users to enjoy. Passing through woods and fields, the trail increases community connections and provides opportunities for both recreation and alternative methods for commuting. 

The villages hope that in the future the trail could be a component of the Route 66 Trail, which connects Chatham with Springfield and Sherman. The village of Sherman is working to come up with a way to connect the trail to Sherman Village Park (1200 Rail Fence Road). 

The trailhead in Williamsville is on W Conrey Street, not far from Williamsville High School. An older limestone trail begins at the high school and circles Lake Williamsville for more than two miles. The trailhead in Sherman is near the intersection of Andrew Road and Bahr Road. 

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available in Sherman at Waldrop Park (3420 E Andrew Rd) just down the road from the trailhead. 

Heritage Route 66 Bike Trail Reviews

Well Maintained Scenic Pleasant Trail

We started the trail in Williamsville since it was so close to the I-55 exit. We parked at Williamsville High School and walked 2 blocks to the path. The town is adorable! The path was fabulous! Well maintained. Flat, no hills. Great asphalt! Part of the path is along farms and a rail road track. I-55 is on the other side of the rail road track. You can see and hear it but it is not bothersome. The other part of the path is wooded with a lake and amid some beautiful big homes. The trail head has ample parking and a clean out house. Path is half shaded and half sun.

Fantastic Trail

Found this to be a beautiful trail for easy riding. Very nice parking lot at Sherman Trailhead. Scenic wooded areas open up to beautiful farmland views along the trail as one gets closer to Williamsville. While in Williamsville can ride a bit further into town and hop on another trail which starts at the high school and meanders along a residential areas to the lake. Can ride around the lake which is beautiful!

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