Best Rail Trails Illinois: More than 40 Rail Trails throughout the State [NOOK Book]

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Best Rail Trails Illinois is the complete guide to walking, jogging, biking, and cross-country skiing more than forty of the most popular rail trails in Illinois. Written by an author with expert knowledge of the Prairie State, this easy-to-use book provides mile-by-mile descriptions of the top rural and urban rail trails-from the Chicago area's Prairie Path, one of America's first rail trails, to trails in the St. Louis area and those set in the breathtaking beauty of the Shawnee National Forest, as well as ...

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Best Rail Trails Illinois: More than 40 Rail Trails throughout the State

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Overview

Best Rail Trails Illinois is the complete guide to walking, jogging, biking, and cross-country skiing more than forty of the most popular rail trails in Illinois. Written by an author with expert knowledge of the Prairie State, this easy-to-use book provides mile-by-mile descriptions of the top rural and urban rail trails-from the Chicago area's Prairie Path, one of America's first rail trails, to trails in the St. Louis area and those set in the breathtaking beauty of the Shawnee National Forest, as well as numerous other urban, suburban, and rural rail trails statewide.

Look inside to find:

Full trail profiles, including length, access points, difficulty rating, and surface type

Detailed trail maps

At-a-glance icons for easy identification of rail trails that best suit one's interests

Information on wheelchair accessibility, parking, restrooms, where to rent bikes, and places to eat along the trail

Location of ranger stations, visitor centers, and depot museums

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762762897
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,162,322
  • File size: 7 MB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii

Foreword ix

Introduction 1

Using This Guide 4

Map Legend 8

Chicagoland

1 Centennial and I&M Canal Trails 13

2 Chicago Lakefront Path 21

3 Des Plaines River Trail 29

4 Fox River Trail 35

5 Great Western Trail-DuPage County 42

6 Great Western Trail-Kane and DeKalb Counties 47

7 I&M Canal Trail 53

8 Illinois Prairie Path-Aurora and Elgin Branches 61

9 Illinois Prairie Path-Main Stem 68

10 Major Taylor Trail 73

11 North Branch Trail 79

12 North Shore Channel and Green Bay Trails 87

13 Old Plank Road Trail 95

14 Prairie and Hebron Trails 102

15 Robert McClory Trail 109

16 Salt Creek Trail 115

17 Virgil Gilman Trail 121

18 Wauponsee Glacial Trail 127

Northern Illinois

19 Hennepin Canal Trail 135

20 Hennepin Feeder Canal Trail 143

21 Jane Addams Trail 149

22 Long Prairie and Stone Bridge Trails 155

23 Lowell Parkway Trail 161

24 Mississippi River Trail-Quad Cities to Albany 166

25 Mississippi River Trail-Thomson to Fulton 174

Central Illinois

26 Constitution Trail 182

27 Decatur Trails 189

28 Green Diamond Trail 194

29 Interurban Trail 199

30 Lincoln Prairie Grass Trail 204

31 Lincoln Prairie Trail 209

32 Lost Bridge Trail 214

33 River Trail 219

34 Rock Island State Trail 224

Southern Illinois

35 Confluence Trail 234

36 Glen Carbon Heritage Trail 240

37 Metro East Levee Trail 245

38 Nickelplate and Quercus Grove Trails Loop 249

39 Rend Lake Trail 255

40 Schoolhouse, Goshen, and Nature Trails Loop 261

41 Tunnel Hill State Trail 267

42 Vadalabene Great River Road Trail 276

Index 283

About the Author 285

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