Chouteau Island Levee Trail is a 7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Granite City, Illinois that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
Gravel road along the Mississippi Canal running the length of the island, ending at the southern end of the island where the canal and the Mississippi re-join. Strait, fairly flat gravel road trail running the distance of the canal, taking you by the canal lock & dam. Good for a mountain bike ride, not recommended for road bikes due to the size of the gravel in the road. Can be done as a hike, but the scenery does not change much along the trail.
I didn't hike this whole trail. It is just a gravel road, not that interesting of a hike but may come back for a bike ride.
We enjoyed the beach and bridge just up the road from here. The canal was beautiful.
oil and chip road on top of the chain of rocks canal west levee. flat ride, smooth surface. saw small deer herd and wild turkeys on land side. geese, pelicans,gulls and ducks riverside. view of lock 27 and its operations as well as tow boats. beware of crossing beneath bridge construction of new 270 bridges.
Gravel road trail, good for a mountain bike ride along the canal. Can be used for hiking.