Hennepin Canal Feeder Trail

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Hennepin Canal Feeder Trail is a 16.6 mile out and back trail located near Rock Falls, Illinois and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

16.6 miles
72 feet
Out & Back

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

I live close to the start of the trail in Sterling. It's flat as a pancake, but goes on for miles and miles. If you want a secluded area to be by yourself, head south out of rock falls and follow the canal. Bring plenty of water in the summer, as there are no water stops along the way. Along the canal in Rock Falls, there is some dirt single track to run on above it on the west side for around 4-5 miles worth.

The Hennepin 100 is ran on this trail as well. 100 mile point to point race annually in October, with a 50 mile, 50k option as well!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

I was a little disappointed. We started in Rock Falls and went south, the further we went the more grown over it got and we only could go about 7.5 miles before the path was covered with canal water and was not passable. In the description it said it was used by road bikes, not likely!

Monday, August 17, 2015

This starts in my back yard! Easy gravel path for walking, running, biking, kayaking, birding... You name it, you can pretty much do it all.

2 months ago

mountain biking
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Thursday, June 30, 2016

road biking
Tuesday, July 17, 2012