Rock Island Trail

Peoria, Illinois 61615

Distance5.0mi
Elevation Gain270ft
Trailhead Elevation731ft
Top778ft
Elevation Min/Max646/778ft
Elevation Start/End731/738ft

Rock Island Trail

Rock Island Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Peoria, Illinois. It is 5.0 miles long and begins at 731 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 10.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 270 feet. Kickapoo Creek Rec Area campsite and other camp sites and the Kickapoo Creek Rec Area Shelter can be seen along the trail. There are also a picnic site and restrooms along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Alta Trailhead.

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Best Rail Trails Illinois (Falcon Guides)
Ted Villaire
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"“Oh the Rock Island Line is a mighty fine line/Oh the Rock Island Line is the road to ride.” This sage advice offered by Johnny Cash and countless other musicians has granted the train line celebrity status. As you explore this piece of an American icon, you’ll enjoy the wooded ravines, the pastoral scenery, the many bridges over winding prairie creeks, and the quiet little towns along the way." Read more

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Trail Information

Peoria
Nearby City
Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Accessibility
Asphalt, crushed gravel
Surface
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Camping, Birding
Additional Use
USGS Wyoming, Castleton, Spring Bay, Dunlap, Edelstein
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Dec 2018