The Grand Illinois Trail is a 535-mile loop trail in northern Illinois. It goes from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi along the northern border of Illinois and then loops back across the state along the Illinois River and the Hennepin Canal.

More than 500 miles

The trail on the old canal towpath is easy walking and gives access to unparalleled scenic and historic sights.  Channahon State Park provides shelters, tables and camp stoves, along with playgrounds, restrooms and water fountains.

Illinois & Michigan Canal

The Lake Michigan Pathway extends approximately 9.8 miles along the lake shore. On the north side of Racine, it connects to Racine County's Milwaukee-Racine-Kenosha Trail (MRK) at 3-Mile Road and South Street

So close and a lighthouse

The trail runs nearly 19 miles from historical Tutty’s Crossing in Freeport to the Wisconsin border, where it becomes the Badger State Trail

Jane Addams Trail

The Stone Bridge trail in Roscoe Illinois.  A highlight of the trail is passage on Stone Bridge over the scenic South Kinnikinnick Creek. Built in 1882, the double-arch bridge is included on the National Register of Historic Places.

Stone Bridge Trail

Four of the best trails located in the heart of Chicagoland but still in nature.  Make a day of it and take time and tour the many points of interests along the trail.  

Wisconsin to Chicago

Great River Trail is a 18.1 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Fulton, Illinois that features a river and is good for all skill levels.

Great River Trail

The Oak Leaf Trail is a multi-use trail system with over 125 miles of trail for cycling, roller blading, walking, birding and running around Milwaukee County.

Oak Leaf Trail

The Badger State Trail travels 40 miles between Madison and the Wisconsin-Illinois border while traversing farmlands, woods, rolling hills, scenic meadows, remnant prairies, ravines, glacial topography and several small communities. Highlighting the trail is the 1,200-foot long Stewart Tunnel.

 Make a day or 2 of it

What a great way to spend a day, two, or three.  Ride the beautiful Hennepin Canal Parkway Bike Trail.  Bike, hike, take pictures, enjoy the fresh air, and get back to nature.       

Through the heart of Illinois

The Fox River Bike Trail is over 40 miles of a bike trail that runs through multiple communities. The trail runs from Aurora to Algonquin.

Fox River Trail