The Great River Road - Our Regions

Mountain Biking

The hills and bluffs along the banks of the Mississippi create a mountain biking playground. Head to Sylvan Island in the middle of the Mississippi for six miles of technical singletrack. Nearby, Illiniwek Forest Preserve’s network of 5 flowy miles features log overs, wooden berms, and scenic views. Pick up a rental at Chestnut Mountain Resort, one of Illinois’ premier skiing destinations, and hit the trails. Byway biking destinations bring the exhilaration, while nearby communities provide a relaxing atmosphere to explore off trail.


Chestnut Mountain Resort

Dorrance Forest Preserve

Illiniwek Forest Preserve

Loud Thunder Forest Preserve

Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville

Stephens Park

Sylvan Island