Hennepin Canal Trail is a 59.6 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Sheffield, Illinois that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

59.6 miles
393 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash



trail running


partially paved

rails trails


2 months ago

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.

11 months ago

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.


1 month ago

3 months ago