Explore the most popular trails in Hennepin Canal with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Want a peaceful, relaxing day of picnicking, hiking, fishing and good old fashioned family fun? Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park is just the place you're looking for. Spend the day and bring a picnic lunch along. There are plenty of picnic tables at the 104.5-mile linear park which spans five counties (Rock Island, Bureau, Henry, Lee and Whiteside).

road biking
1 month ago

This is a wonderful bike trail. Easy level peaceful ride through quiet countryside. I have taken the trail from tiskilwa to the feeder canal that goes north to sterling. Planning to take the rest of the route this week. I only saw 2 other people on the trail when I was on it so you will likely have the whole thing to yourself.

The Hennepin Canal trail is most certainly more than 59.6 miles. It runs 104 miles, easily. From very near the Illinois River at Bureau, IL. to the Mississippi River. A north fork even runs to the Rock River in Rock Falls, IL. We've biked over 1,300 miles total just on the Hennepin Canal.

horseback riding
bugs
no shade
3 months ago

Sunday, September 09, 2018

We started in Colona rode to Genseo and back. Trail route is great, sadly it is in need of TLC. Definitely not a road bike trail. It is necessary to get off and walk your bike through the ditch when the trail ends randomly. I would definitely do it again though.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Very flat trail that parallels the Hennepin Canal. It is paved all the way, but since the road is not maintained very well, grass has overtaken the road in many places and in places there are potholes. No tree roots though! I ran this trail from Sheffield to Colona mainly at night. I imagine this would be a beautiful run during the day. Depending upon the time of day there would be very little shade since trees only are on one side of the trail. .

road biking
22 days ago

road biking
4 months ago

horseback riding
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
Saturday, September 22, 2018

Tuesday, July 31, 2018