Best Rail Trails Illinois : More Than 40 Rail Trails Throughout the State

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2010-06-15
  • Publisher: FalconGuides
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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)

Author Biography

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

Acknowledgmentsp. viii
Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Using This Guidep. 4
Map Legendp. 8
Centennial and I&M Canal Trailsp. 13
Chicago Lakefront Pathp. 21
Des Plaines River Trailp. 29
Fox River Trailp. 35
Great Western Trail-DuPage Countyp. 42
Great Western Trail-Kane and DeKalb Countiesp. 47
I&M Canal Trailp. 53
Illinois Prairie Path-Aurora and Elgin Branchesp. 61
Illinois Prairie Path-Main Stemp. 68
Major Taylor Trailp. 73
North Branch Trailp. 79
North Shore Channel and Green Bay Trailsp. 87
Old Plank Road Trailp. 95
Prairie and Hebron Trailsp. 102
Robert McClory Trailp. 109
Salt Creek Trailp. 115
Virgil Gilman Trailp. 121
Wauponsee Glacial Trailp. 127
Northern Illinois
Hennepin Canal Trailp. 135
Hennepin Feeder Canal Trailp. 143
Jane Addams Trailp. 149
Long Prairie and Stone Bridge Trailsp. 155
Lowell Parkway Trailp. 161
Mississippi River Trail-Quad Cities to Albanyp. 166
Mississippi River Trail-Thomson to Fultonp. 174
Central Illinois
Constitution Trailp. 182
Decatur Trailsp. 189
Green Diamond Trailp. 194
Interurban Trailp. 199
Lincoln Prairie Grass Trailp. 204
Lincoln Prairie Trailp. 209
Lost Bridge Trailp. 214
River Trailp. 219
Rock Island State Trailp. 224
Southern Illinois
Confluence Trailp. 234
Glen Carbon Heritage Trailp. 240
Metro East Levee Trailp. 245
Nickelplate and Quercus Grove Trails Loopp. 249
Rend Lake Trailp. 255
Schoolhouse, Goshen, and Nature Trails Loopp. 261
Tunnel Hill State Trailp. 267
Vadalabene Great River Road Trailp. 276
Indexp. 283
About the Authorp. 285
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