Rend Lake Bike Trail

Franklin County, Illinois

Elevation Gain275ft
Trailhead Elevation419ft
Elevation Min/Max380/427ft
Elevation Start/End419/419ft

Rend Lake Bike Trail

Rend Lake Bike Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Franklin County, Illinois. It is 6.8 miles long and begins at 419 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 275 feet.

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Best Rail Trails Illinois (Falcon Guides)
Ted Villaire
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"This trail meanders through wetlands, wooded areas, and a series of picnic spots and campgrounds on the west shore of the state’s second largest inland lake. Cyclists can double their mileage by taking a side trip to Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park on the east side of the lake." Read more
Road Biking Illinois (Falcon Guides)
Ted Villaire
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"Get to know Rend Lake and its environs on this ride that cuts through nearly all of the lake’s numerous recreation areas. About one-third of the ride follows paved bike trails near the shore of the lake; the remainder follows mostly quiet rural roads. In the North Sandusky Campground, bike route signs lead you along the quiet park road to the entrance of the campground. Along Rend City Road, you’ll pass St. Mary’s of the Woods, a pleasant outdoor location where Catholic mass is held for campers visiting Rend Lake campgrounds. You’ll become acquainted with the immense size of Rend Lake as you cross its 2-mile-wide west arm on SR 154." Read more

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Trail Information

Franklin County
Nearby City
Kid-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Swimming, Fishing, Camping, Birding
Additional Use
USGS Rend Lake Dam
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018