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This is the only guidebook to focus solely on rail trails in the Prairie State. From the Chicago area's Prairie Pathone of America's first rail trailsto trails in the vicinity of St. Louis, as well as numerous other urban, suburban, and rural rail trails statewide, it covers all the best routes. Factual details include length, elevation profiles, availability of restrooms, accommodations, area attractions, and directions to all main trailheads. Also available: Best Rail TrailsCalifornia(09; 2008; 978-0-7627-4677-4) Best Rail Trails New England(05/2009; 978-0-7627-4584-5) Best Rail Trails Pacific Northwest(01/2009; 978-0-7627-4607-1) Best Rail TrailsWisconsin(01/2009; 978-0-7627-4676-7)
Ted Villaire is the author of several outdoor recreation guidebooks, including Camping Illinois and Road Biking Illinois (both FalconGuides). His freelance articles have appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines, including the Chicago Tribune and the Des Moines Register. He lives in Chicago.
Table of Contents
|Using This Guide||p. 4|
|Map Legend||p. 8|
|Centennial and I&M Canal Trails||p. 13|
|Chicago Lakefront Path||p. 21|
|Des Plaines River Trail||p. 29|
|Fox River Trail||p. 35|
|Great Western Trail-DuPage County||p. 42|
|Great Western Trail-Kane and DeKalb Counties||p. 47|
|I&M Canal Trail||p. 53|
|Illinois Prairie Path-Aurora and Elgin Branches||p. 61|
|Illinois Prairie Path-Main Stem||p. 68|
|Major Taylor Trail||p. 73|
|North Branch Trail||p. 79|
|North Shore Channel and Green Bay Trails||p. 87|
|Old Plank Road Trail||p. 95|
|Prairie and Hebron Trails||p. 102|
|Robert McClory Trail||p. 109|
|Salt Creek Trail||p. 115|
|Virgil Gilman Trail||p. 121|
|Wauponsee Glacial Trail||p. 127|
|Hennepin Canal Trail||p. 135|
|Hennepin Feeder Canal Trail||p. 143|
|Jane Addams Trail||p. 149|
|Long Prairie and Stone Bridge Trails||p. 155|
|Lowell Parkway Trail||p. 161|
|Mississippi River Trail-Quad Cities to Albany||p. 166|
|Mississippi River Trail-Thomson to Fulton||p. 174|
|Constitution Trail||p. 182|
|Decatur Trails||p. 189|
|Green Diamond Trail||p. 194|
|Interurban Trail||p. 199|
|Lincoln Prairie Grass Trail||p. 204|
|Lincoln Prairie Trail||p. 209|
|Lost Bridge Trail||p. 214|
|River Trail||p. 219|
|Rock Island State Trail||p. 224|
|Confluence Trail||p. 234|
|Glen Carbon Heritage Trail||p. 240|
|Metro East Levee Trail||p. 245|
|Nickelplate and Quercus Grove Trails Loop||p. 249|
|Rend Lake Trail||p. 255|
|Schoolhouse, Goshen, and Nature Trails Loop||p. 261|
|Tunnel Hill State Trail||p. 267|
|Vadalabene Great River Road Trail||p. 276|
|About the Author||p. 285|
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