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Map of the Wauponsee Glacial Trail

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Wauponsee Glacial Trail

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Wauponsee Glacial Trail

LENGTH:

22.3 miles

SURFACE:

paved / unpaved

COMMUNITIES:

Joliet, Preston Heights, Manhattan, Symerton, Bailou, Custer Park

HIGHLIGHTS:

rail trail, Sugar Creek Preserve, farmland, small communities, bridge over the Kankakee River

NEARBY TRAILS:

I & M Canal Trail
Rock Run Greenway Trail
Old Plank Road Trail

RELATED LINKS:

Joliet
Kane County
Chicago
Regional Trails

The Wauponsee Glacial Trail is a 22.3-mile long paved and unpaved pathway located near Joliet in Northeasten Illinois. The trail has a surface of compacted crushed limestone.The trail passes through wide open farmland and crosses a number of creeks and rivers. The route of the trail follows an abandoned railroad right-of-way and travels through the communities of Preston Heights and Manhattan.

Conditions

The northern 2.8 miles of the Wauponsee Glacial Trail is paved and the southern portion has a surface of crushed limestone. the trail is open for bike riding, walking, running and horseback riding. Much of the trail is very rural with few road crossings.

Communities

The Wauponsee Glacial Trail goes past the following communities: Joliet, Preston Heights, Manhattan, Symerton, Bailou and Custer Park

Points of Interest

The Wauponsee Glacial Trail goes past the following points of interest:

Sugar Creek Preserve
Manhattan Jr. High School
Wilson Creek Elementary School
St. Jospeph's School
Manhattan CTA Station
Rivals Lookout Park
Bridge over the Kankakee River
Nearby Trails

The Joliet area also has a number of other recreational trails that span out from the city center, including the Illinois and Michigan Canal Trail, the Rock Run Greenway Trail and the Old Plank Road Trail.

End Points

The north end of the Wauponsee Glacial Trail is located at Rowell Avenue just south of Interstate 80 on the east side of Joliet.

The south end of the Wauponsee Glacial Trail is located in the small community of Custer Park on the west side of the Kankakee River.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Wauponsee Glacial Trail, Illinois.

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