Great River Trail (GRT): East Moline Section
|City||East Moline (IL)|
Running parallel to the Mississippi River along the entire length of East Moline’s riverfront, this 3.1 mile section of trail offers sweeping views across the Mississippi to the Iowa shoreline. It is also part of regional and national trail systems, the Great River Trail, the Mississippi River Trail, and the American Discovery Trail. The terrain is flat and surface is concrete and asphalt.
Great River Trail (GRT): Fisherman's Corner/Rapids City Section
Great River Trail (GRT): Hampton Heritage Park/Illiniwek Forest Preserve Section
This 2.1-mile section of the Great River Trail visits both Heritage Park -- a 34-acre community park on the shores of the Mississippi River -- and Illiniwek Forest Preserve -- a 174-acre park with plentiful opportunities to "get away from it all."
Great River Trail (GRT): Illiniwek Forest Preserve/Fisherman's Corner Section
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)
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
|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.
Great River Trail (GRT): Rapids City/Port Byron Section
|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.
Great River Trail (GRT): Rock Island Section
|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.
Green Valley Sports Complex Walking Path
Hennepin Canal Paddling Route
|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.