This 0.5-mile section of the GRT offers multiple areas for nature lovers and casual trail users alike: Fisherman's Corner offers an excellent view of a small aquatic marsh and Illiniwek Forest Preserve is a 174-acre park with plentiful opportunities to "get away from it all."
Located along the Mississippi River, the Ralph B. Birks Recreational Trail runs the entire span of Moline’s 4.2 mile shoreline. It is also part of the regional and national trail systems, the Great River Trail, the Mississippi River Trail, and the American Discovery Trail.
|City||Cordova (IL), Port Byron (IL)|
This section of the Great River Trail links the quaint Villages of Port Byron and Cordova and traverses through sections of unincorporated Rock Island County. The terrain is flat and surface is asphalt and concrete so trail users can enjoy an easy to moderate experience.
|City||Port Byron (IL), Rapids City (IL)|
Continue upriver on this 1.9-mile section of the Great River Trail, which links the charming Villages of Rapids City and Port Byron. Enjoy beautiful views of the Mississippi River and abundant wildlife on this flat, paved trail.
|City||Rock Island (IL)|
|Length||5.3 miles, Network|
Traversing mainly through natural areas along the river, as well as industrial lands, trail users can experience diverse scenery along the Rock Island Riverfront Trail as it culminates in exciting downtown Rock Island.
|City||Annawan (IL), Atkinson (IL), Colona (IL), Geneseo (IL)|
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.
|City||Annawan (IL), Atkinson (IL), Colona (IL), Henry County (IL), Milan (IL), Moline (IL), Rock Island (IL)|
|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.