Hennepin Canal Parkway Trail: Henry County Western Section
Trail Activity
City Colona (IL), Geneseo (IL), Henry County (IL)
Difficulty Easy, Moderate
Length 14.1 miles

This paved section of the Hennepin Canal Parkway Trail stretches between the end of the canal at the Rock River and Lock 24 near Geneseo, passing by six locks and an aqueduct.

Hennepin Canal Paddling Route: Lock 24 to Lock 25
Trail Activity
City Geneseo (IL), Henry County (IL)
Difficulty Easy
Length 5.4 miles

Paddle this portage-free section of the Hennepin Canal, between historic locks 24 and 25 and passing through Aqueduct 7.

Hennepin Canal Paddling Route
Trail Activity
City Annawan (IL), Atkinson (IL), Colona (IL), Geneseo (IL)
Difficulty Moderate, Difficult
Length 29.9 miles

Explore the Hennepin Canal by boat, paddling from the edge of Henry County to the Rock River. This route will require some portaging and an adventurous spirit, but will be a rewarding way to visit a local historic treasure.

Kiwanis Trail
Trail Activity
City Moline (IL), Rock Island (IL)
Difficulty Easy
Length 6.5 miles

The Kiwanis Trail runs along shores of the Rock River. Much of the trail is shared access on quiet streets with some sections of separated trail through riverfront parks and nature preserves. These trails vary between good and rather rough surfaces.

Hennepin Canal Parkway Trail: Henry County Eastern Section
Trail Activity
City Annawan (IL), Atkinson (IL), Geneseo (IL), Henry County (IL)
Difficulty Easy, Moderate
Length 16.2 miles, Network

This section of the Hennepin Canal Parkway Trail stretches between Lock 24 near Geneseo and the Henry/Bureau County border, passing by two locks and two aqueducts, on both paved and gravel surfaces.

Hennepin Canal Parkway Trail (HCPT)
Trail Activity
City Annawan (IL), Atkinson (IL), Colona (IL), Henry County (IL), Milan (IL), Moline (IL), Rock Island (IL)
Difficulty Easy, Moderate
Length 44.8 miles, Network

The QC section of the Hennepin Canal Parkway trail is an asphalt and crushed stone trail along the historic Hennepin Canal, which is a 104.5-mile linear park in total, spanning five Illinois counties from the Mississippi River to the Illinois River.

Hennepin Canal Parkway Trail: Milan Section
Trail Activity
City Milan (IL)
Difficulty Easy
Length 7.0 miles, Network

The scenic Milan section of the Hennepin Canal Trail follows along both sides of the canal as it runs next to the Rock River and passes by three historic locks.

Hennepin Canal Paddling Route: Lock 23 to Lock 24
Trail Activity
City Atkinson (IL), Geneseo (IL), Scott County (IA)
Difficulty Easy
Length 10.1 miles

Paddle this portage-free section of the Hennepin Canal, between historic locks 23 and 24 and through Aqueduct 6.

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