Sylvan Island

MODERATE 13 reviews

Sylvan Island is a 1.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Moline, Illinois. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.2 miles
19 feet

dogs on leash


mountain biking

road biking

trail running


NOTE: Currently the island is only accessible by boat due the foot bridge being repaired. The City of Moline is planning on replacing the bridge but no time frame has been finalized.

mountain biking
18 days ago

Good little trail system. Extremely short and not technical. It is a great system when the other trail systems in the area are closed.

1 month ago

It’s open!! This is a great little spot to explore. It’s scenic and historically significant.

4 months ago

island is currently being worked on and the money is finally available. article said reopening mid Oct 2017

5 months ago

Latest word is Moline is try to get a deal for a new bridge as part of the I-74 Riverfront redevelopment.

6 months ago

Bridge is still closed.

mountain biking
Friday, March 04, 2016

The bridge is still closed.

Monday, November 24, 2014

The bridge to the trail is still closed Moline is taking surveys to see what they're going to do next. Hopefully they'll have the bridge finished sometime in the near future.

Friday, January 10, 2014

When the bridge was open, this was my favorite trail. Now the bridge is closed and I keep trying to find a way onto the island to do some riding. The bridge may be closed but the trails are still open, you just have to find your own way there.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

31august, 2013. The bridge that connects the island is closed. Trail is CLOSED. Anyway, you can follow the trail by the entrance that takes you aside the river for a few miles.

mountain biking
Thursday, January 31, 2013

I ride here about once a week. Flat, rocky terrain, with numerous log rides and obstacles if you are mountain biking. Many of the trail are fast and fun, but there is not a very high level of difficulty. Great history and spots to look over the river when you are resting. Overall fun spot, most trails are well managed and frequently traveled.

road biking
Saturday, December 08, 2012

Great in town trail right off the Mississipi river bike trail. There is a lot of history in the location and markers to read.

My family and I like to do a detour and do some mild off road cycling when we are biking the main trail along the river.

It's also a great place to introduce trail riding to your family.

road biking
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sunday, July 08, 2012