Bike and Walking Trails
This 19-mile asphalt/oil & chip trail offers spectacular views of the Mississippi River and Clark Bridge while running along the river and canal, from
Russel Commons Park in Alton to 20th Street in Granite City. IL
Eagle Points Trail
Six-mile trail on Chouteau Island along the levee. Trail runs from Chain of Rocks Road south to the southernmost tip of the Island.
Chouteau Island |
Heritage Connector Bike Trail
Located across from Village Hall, this trail consists of asphalt surface and extends 1 mile through the Green Space North Conservancy Area and
connects to the Nickel Plate Trail.
This 13-mile asphalt trail offers a variety of natural landscapes while passing neighborhoods and institutions including SIUE. The trail begins at
Bryant Street in Edwardsville and ends at Mockingbird Lane in Granite City.
Belleville East Bikeway (Belleville)
Asphalt Trail that will eventually make up the Metro East Bike Trail.
Parallel to College MetroLink light rail
Metro-East Levee Trail (Belleville)
Crushed rock surface. Runs from Cargill Road in Cahokia to intersection of 157 and 163.
National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows Shrine (Belleville)
Richland Creek Greenway Trail (Belleville)
Asphalt trail. Connects several city parks in Belleville.
Carlyle Lake Prairie View Trail (Carlyle)
The trail runs from the Carlyle Lake Visitor's Center (Trailhead) east for 9 miles across the Carlyle Lake/Kaskaskia River Dam and the saddle
dams, through the country to the Boulder Road Trail Access. Surface is black top and concrete with some crush rock surface on the eastern
618-594-2461 | 618-594-2484 (Corps of Engineers)
Fults Hill Prairie Natural Area (Chester)
1.6 mile walking or hiking trail.
4301 South Lake Drive | Chester, IL 62233
Piney Creek Ravine Nature Preserve (Chester)
Display of prehistoric petroglyphs and pictographs in Illinois
Bluff Trail (Edwardsville)
This 2-mile asphalt trail begins at New Poag Road and runs along the bluff, overlooking the SIUE Athletic Fields.
Delyte Morris Trail (Edwardsville)
2 Lane asphalt paved trail.
Quercus Grove Trail (Edwardsville)
Beginning on Schwarz Street, this 6-mile asphalt/limestone trail connects historic downtown Edwardsville with the northern rural areas of Madison
The Bluff Trail (Edwardsville)
Asphalt trails that begins at New Poag Road south to connect SIU-Edwardsville.
Watershed Nature Trail (Edwardsville)
This 5-mile asphalt trail connects to Watershed Nature Center and travels over vintage railroad tressels from Wanda Road in Roxana to Union
Street in Edwardsville.
Nickel Plate Trail (Glen Carbon)
Crushed limestone trail. Begins at Glen Carbon Heritage Trail at Main St. and extends north to connect the Nature Trail in Edwardsville.
Glen Carbon, IL
Ronald J. Foster Heritage Trail (Glen Carbon)
This trail begins behind Fire Station 1 and extends easterly a distance of 12.5 miles to Marine Park. It consists of a combination of meramac
gravel and asphalt surface and connects to the Nickel Plate and School House Trails.
Glen Carbon, IL
American Bottoms (Granite City)
Granite City, IL
Goshen Trail (Granite City)
This 7-mile asphalt trail features 10 tunnels and a 175-foot bridge. It connects to six other trails and begins at IL-162 in Troy, runs through Maryville
and Glen Carbon, and ends in northern Edwardsville.
Granite City, IL
Lewis & Clark Trail (Hartford)
Old Chain of Rocks Bridge (Madison)
The pedestrian/bicycle bridge connects trail users to trails on both sides of the Mississippi River. The Bridge is the site of Eagle Days in
January, a Route 66 Festival in October and other events.
Nickel Plate Trail (Pontoon Beach)
Connecting to Edwardsville Township Park, Miner's Park and the Lewis & Clark College in Edwardsville, this 14-mile asphalt/limestone trail
begins at Longfellow Ave. in Edwardsville and ends in Pontoon Beach.
Reville Lane & Highway 111 | Pontoon Beach, IL
Schoolhouse Trail (Pontoon Beach)
Highway 111 & Horseshoe Lake Rd. | Pontoon Beach, IL
Six Mile Prairie Nature Trail (Pontoon Beach)
Runs along a sanitary canal between Pontoon Road and Maryville Road.
Reville Ln. & Highway 111 | Pontoon Beach, IL
American Discovery Trail (Randolph County)
This is a 6,800 mile, 15 state trail to hike, bike or ride.