Map of the Rock Island Trail, IL


Rock Island Trail

Rock Island Trail Illinois map area

Rock Island Trail,


37 miles


paved / unpaved


Peoria, Dunlap, Princeville, Wyoming,Toulon


rail trail, Illinois countryside, farmland, wetlands, woodlands


Peoria Riverfront Trail

River Trail of Illinois




Regional Trails

The Rock Island Trail is a 37-mile long paved and unpaved system of pathways that extends from the riverfront area of Peoria to the community of Toulon. 

The trail was constructed along an abandoned railroad tight-of-way and has gentle grades. The route of the trail goes through urban areas, past residential areas, across farmland and natural areas, over several picturesque bridges and through several rural communities.


The northerly portions of the Rock Island Trail is not paved, but the portion within the Peoria area is paved. The trail is open for non-motorized uses such as bike riding, running and walking.  The trail is not continuous and in some locations trail users will need to use local streets to get from one section to the next.

Bike repair stations and air pumps have been installed at the Toulon Public Library, the Lillie M. Evans Library in Princeville, Peoria Heights Public Library, and the Dunlap Public Library. The Wyoming repair station has been installed at the Rock Island Depot.


The Rock Island Trail goes through the following Illinois communities: Peoria, Dunlap, Princeville, Wyoming and Toulon.

Points of Interest

The Rock Island Trail goes past the following points of interest (north to south):

Stark County Elementary School Donovan Park
Princeville Elementary School Peoria Heights Public Library
Troutman Park Peoria Heights High School
Princeville High School Peoria Heights Grade School
Cutter's Grove Park Country Club of Peopria Golf Course
North Park Glen Oak Park
Dunlap Grade School Peoria Zoo
Dunlap Middle School Peoria Playhouse
Dunlap High School Detweiller Marina
Wilder-Waite Grade School Peoria Lake
Lindbergh Park Caterpillar Visitor Center
Mt. Hawley Auxilary Airport Constitution Garden
Kellar Primary School Peoria Riverfront Museum
Midstate College OSF MarketPlace - Riverplex
Nearby Trails

The south end of the Rock Island Trail ties in with the Riverfront Trail that follows the Illinois River in Peoria. The trail also comes close to the River Trail of Illinois that extends to Morton.

End Points & Route Description

The north end of the Rock Island Trail is located on the far east end of the small community of Toulon on Highway 91.

There are several separate sections of the trail between Toulon and Peoria. Trail users must use local streets within each community to connect to the next section.

The south end of the Rock Island Trail is located off of Southwest Water Street and N. William Kumpf Boulevard in Peoria.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Rock Island Trail from Peoria to Toulon in Central Illinois.