Wauponsee Glacial Trail

Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, Illinois

Distance22.3mi
Elevation Gain507ft
Trailhead Elevation587ft
Top682ft
Elevation Min/Max547/682ft
Elevation Start/End587/587ft

Wauponsee Glacial Trail

Wauponsee Glacial Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Will County, Illinois. It is within Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. It is 22.3 miles long and begins at 587 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 44.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 507 feet.

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Best Rail Trails Illinois (Falcon Guides)
Ted Villaire
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"One of the newest rail trails in the state, the Wauponsee Glacial Trail runs from Joliet to the Kankakee River, mostly through wide-open farmland. After passing the town of Manhattan, the trail skirts the eastern edge of the sprawling Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, formerly the largest ammunition-production plant in the world. The trail ends at the Kankakee River, where you'll enjoy long views from a former railroad bridge." Read more
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Ted Villaire
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"One of the newest rail trails in the state, the Wauponsee Glacial Trail runs from Joliet to the Kankakee River, mostly through wide-open farmland. After passing the town of Manhattan, the trail skirts the eastern edge of the sprawling Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, formerly the largest ammunition-production plant in the world. The trail ends at the Kankakee River, where you’ll enjoy long views from a former railroad bridge." Read more

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Trail Information

Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
Nearby City
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
Parks
Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Accessibility
Paved, crushed gravel
Surface
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Birding
Additional Use
USGS Bonfield, Elwood, Joliet, and Symerton DeLorme: Illinois Atlas and Gazetteer: Pages 28 and 36
Local Maps