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The Great River Road in Illinois

Bicycle / Pedestrian Paths

Sometimes driving is overrated; get out and hit the trail for smooth rides, good vibes, and pretty scenery to boot. From Moline to Savanna, the Great River Trail’s separated path follows the Great River Road, getting you up close to the river’s quaint communities. The Galena River Trail rolls through the heart of this picturesque 1800s town and out into the countryside, long-haul riders can continue their journey by connecting to the Grand Illinois Trail. Even if you don’t have a bike, you can tour Quincy with a free rental from the local visitors bureau. In Madison County, the extensive inter-connected system of bikeways extends for more than 130 miles and is one of the best in the nation. From canopied strolls to riverside rides, these trails are a great way to experience the byway.

 

Ben Butterworth Memorial Parkway

Bill Klingner Trail

Buehler Preserve

Clat Adams Bicentennial Park

Galena River Trail

Great River Trail

Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park

Horseshoe Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area

Illiniwek Forest Preserve

Lake Camp-A-Lot

Lakeview Park

MCT Confluence Trail

MCT Nature Trail

MCT Nickel Plate Trail

MCT Quercus Grove Trail

MCT Ronald J. Foster Heritage Trail

MCT Schoolhouse Trail

MCT Watershed Trail

Metro-East Levee Trail

MetroBikeLink Trail

Old Chain of Rocks Bridge

Pere Marquette State Park

Rock Springs Park & Nature Center

Sam Vadalabene Bike Trail

Spring Valley Trails and Arboretum

Sunset Park

Sylvan Island

Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish Refuge and Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center

Wilson Park

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Pine Lakes