Hennepin Feeder Canal Trail

Rock Falls, Illinois

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Shooting south from Rock Falls, this historic towpath attracts cyclists, hikers, and anglers who come to enjoy the stocked waters, the peaceful wooded banks, and the canal’s abundant birdlife. Swallows are often seen wheeling above the surface of the water, and great blue herons stand in the shade of giant cottonwood trees. As the trail takes a series of gentle turns heading south through rural countryside, the number of visitors dwindles, allowing you to have many miles of trail all to yourself. Bring plenty of water: After the first mile, there is no drinking water along the way—no stores or restaurants, either. The path becomes very narrow when it passes under many of the bridges. Approach these underpasses slowly.

Hennepin Feeder Canal Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Shooting south from Rock Falls, this historic towpath attracts cyclists, hikers, and anglers who come to enjoy the stocked waters, the peaceful wooded banks, and the canal’s abundant birdlife. Swallows are often seen wheeling above the surface of the water, and great blue herons stand in the shade of giant cottonwood trees. As the trail takes a series of gentle turns heading south through rural countryside, the number of visitors dwindles, allowing you to have many miles of trail all to yourself.

Bring plenty of water: After the first mile, there is no drinking water along the way—no stores or restaurants, either. The path becomes very narrow when it passes under many of the bridges. Approach these underpasses slowly."

Activity Type: Rail-Trails
Nearby City: Rock Falls
Distance: 28.9
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Skill Level: Difficult
Season: Year-round
Local Maps: USGS Hahnaman, Mineral, Sterling, Tampico, and Yorktown
Driving Directions: Directions to Hennepin Feeder Canal Trail

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May 2018