Illinois & Michigan Canal Trail

MODERATE 20 reviews

Illinois & Michigan Canal Trail is a 15.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lockport, Illinois that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

15.1 miles 255 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

hiking
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hiking
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hiking
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hiking
9 months ago

Wasn't impressed, didn't hike the whole trail. Would be a good bike trail but not much for site seeing.

mountain biking
10 months ago

trail running
10 months ago

The trail is fairly straight, level, and containing mostly the same scenery. Overall though, i enjoy coming here if I'm doing an 8 mile tempo run. As i said, it's flat and relatively straight; very good for quick runs. If your biking (wide tire) or hiking, i would suggest you make an immediate right once the trail starts. It's a more interesting path through the forest.

mountain biking
10 months ago

road biking
1 year ago

Love it

walking
1 year ago

4 mile walk south today

walking
1 year ago

Walked from Willow Springs Rd. to Tri-State Tollway(3 Miles)
Between the loop course is a great path for mountain bikes.
Wide trail for walking

road biking
1 year ago

2 years ago

Easy pavement to run, the view is lovely love the markings on the ground .

walking
2 years ago

hiking
5 years ago

Very easy, level, paved trail. Hikers, runners and cyclist make it often times crowded. Nice walk along Cal Sag.

mountain biking
5 years ago

I really like this trail system. I bike it more than hike. I would like to take it down to starved rock, do an overnight and bike back some time soon. This is a part of a larger trail system that will take you past Utica, The scenery is nice. It gets unattractive for about a mile next to the barge repair yard, but you get past that quick. I always look forward to this trail.

road biking
6 years ago

did this trail all the time as a kid.. Great Trail