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History buffs, nature lovers and sportsmen will thrill to the sights and sounds of the 96-mile route of the Illinois and Michigan Canal. Along its banks are numerous state parks, restored historical sites, and abundance of wildlife and distinctive landscapes, ranging from bluffs to rolling hills. Visitors can follow the I&M Canal State Trail beginning at Rockdale along the old towpath to LaSalle and experience 61.5 miles of scenic views of the canal and the Des Plaines and Illinois rivers. At every turn, trail users will find something of interest. One can spend an afternoon or several days exploring the wonders along this picturesque and unique area.

hiking
7 days ago

Nice trails. Well marked.

Nice trail make sure you wear boots if it's wet out.

Lovely trail

rails trails
28 days ago

Great trail! So much along it! If you walk the whole thing you can get a badge from the county!

scenic driving
28 days ago

Very pretty but not that much to walk. Good for short walk and sights picnic or fishing boating

First time on this trail. More of a walking path than hiking trail. Well traveled by joggers, walkers and bikers. Good if your looking to get some miles in. Very urban

2 months ago

Went for the stairs and only hiked a small distance. Need to go back and do the complete trail.

3 months ago

Challenging fun.

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

My absolute favorite place! Can't wait to camp one night at Bullfrog!

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

Challenging runs up and down the many hill. Some very steep

hiking
4 months ago

Great trails. Really beautiful in the fall. However, lots of mountain bike traffic, so be on the lookout. Also, some of the trails abruptly end and you're forced to walk alongside a street. This would be a four or five star series of trails for mountain biking, but not so much for hiking.