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I & M Canal State Trail - LaSalle to Ottawa

This 15 mile stretch of trail along the western branch of the I&M Canal features plenty of historic content, as well as fun and interesting stops in three canal towns along the way!

  • Location: A St., LaSalle, IL 61301
  • Length: 15 miles Surface: Part Crushed Limestone, Part Paved
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy, flat.
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I&M Canal State Trail - Channahon to Morris

This trail is a vision of Illinois’ waterways, past and present. Come walk along the I&M Canal, The Dupage, DesPlaines, Kankakee & Illinois Rivers, spotted by locks, dams, and even two ghost towns of Dresden and Aux Sable.

  • Location: 25302 W. Story St, Channahon, IL 60410
  • Length: 15 Miles Surface: Crushed Limestone
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy, flat
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Cal Sag Trail - Alsip to Lemont

Come see for yourself the I&M Canal National Heritage Area’s BRAND NEW trail! The long-awaited first half of the Cal Sag Trail is now open and connects Alsip to Lemont.

  • Location: Freedom Park 12521 S Kostner Ave, Alsip, IL 60803
  • Length: 13 Miles (26 when completed) Surface: Paved
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy
  • Information: (708) 365-9365 / www.calsagtrail.org
    • Access Points:
    • Freedom Park, Alsip
    • Lake Katherine, Palos Heights
    • Sag Quarries, Lemont
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Gaylord Donnelley Trail - Lockport to Joliet

Lockport and Joliet were two of the most influential Illinois cities of the 19th and 20th century. Ride the trail that connects the two, viewing canal ruins, a closed amusement park, the old Joliet prison and finally the ruins of the Joliet Iron Works.

  • Location: 2nd St, Lockport, IL 60441
  • Length: 11 miles Surface: Part Paved, Part Crushed Limestone
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy, flat
  • Access Points:
    • 10th Street, Lockport
    • Joliet Iron Works
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Wauponsee Glacial Trail

Named after an ancient glacial lake, and built on two abandoned rail lines, the peaceful Wauponsee Glacial Trail winds south of Joliet, past the majestic Midewin National Tallgrass prairie.

  • Location: 17540 W. Laraway Rd, Joliet, IL 60433
  • Length: 23 miles Surface: Part Paved, Part Crushed Limestone
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy, flat
  • Information: 815.727.8700
  • Access Points:
    • Sugar Creek Preserve
    • Manhattan Road Access
    • Symerton Access
    • Forked Creek Preserve – Ballou Road Access