Hennepin Canal Trail

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

Distance: 59.6 miles Elevation Gain: 393 feet Route Type: Point to Point

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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.

3 months ago

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.

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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. .

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