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Great River Trail (GRT): Illiniwek Forest Preserve/Fisherman's Corner Section
Trail Activity
City Hampton (IL)
Difficulty Easy
Length 0.5 miles

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."

Great River Trail (GRT): Moline Section (Ralph B. Birks Recreational Trail/Ben Butterworth Parkway)
Trail Activity
City Moline (IL)
Difficulty Easy
Length 4.6 miles

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.

Great River Trail (GRT): Port Byron/Cordova Section
Trail Activity
City Cordova (IL), Port Byron (IL)
Difficulty Easy, Moderate
Length 5.5 miles

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.

Great River Trail (GRT): Rapids City/Port Byron Section
Trail Activity
City Port Byron (IL), Rapids City (IL)
Difficulty Easy
Length 1.9 miles

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.

Great River Trail (GRT): Rock Island Section
Trail Activity
City Rock Island (IL)
Difficulty Easy, Moderate
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.

Green Valley Sports Complex Walking Path
Trail Activity
City Moline (IL)
Difficulty Easy
Length 0.8 miles, Loop

The 0.8 mile Green Valley Sports Complex Walking Path loops around the Complex’s eight softball fields and is perfect for walking or jogging. The Complex also serves as a trailhead for the 6.2 mile Kiwanis Trail.

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.

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.

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 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.

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