Map of the Great River Trail


Great River Trail

Great River Trail Illinois map area

Great River Trail


57 miles




Rock Island, Moline, East Moline, Hampton, Rapids City, Port Byron,Cordova, Albany, East Clinton, Fulton, Thomson


Mississippi River, bridges, riverfront communities, local parks


Hennepin Canal State Trail
Riverfront Trail, Iowa


Regional Trails

The Great River Trail is a 57-mile long paved and unpaved pathway that follows alongside the Mississippi River in Northwestern Illinois and travels through the cities of Rock Island and Moline across from Davenport, Iowa. The trail then heads north and reaches as far as Savanna. The Great River Trail offers beautiful views of the Mississppi River and connects several parks and other points of interest.


The Great River Trail is paved is some sections, has a compacted crushed stone surface in others. The trail is not continuous and in some locations, trail users will need to travel along streets to get to the next section. The trail is open for bike riding, walking and running.


The Great River Trail goes past the following communities in Northwestern Illinois: Rock Island, Moline, East Moline, Hampton, Rapids City, Port Byron, Cordova, Albany, East Clinton, Fulton and Thomson.

Points of Interest

The Great River Trail goes past the following points of interest:

Sunset Park 19th Street Bridge
Skafidis Park Hampton Heritage Center
Centennial Bridge Empire Park
Schweibert Riverfront Park Kiwanis Park
Rock Island Arsenal Depot Museum
Sylvan Island Thomas Fulton Sand Prairie Nature Preserve
Western Illinois University Quad Cities Mississippi Palisades State Park
Ben Butterworth Parkway Thompson Causeway Recreation Area
Nearby Trails

Riverfront Trail: the Riverfront Trail follows the Mississippi River on the Iowa side in Bettendorf. The trail can be reached by crossing the Centennial Bridge or the bridges to Rock Island Arsenal.

Hennepin Canal State Trail: the western end of this trail is located in Colona and can be reached from the Great River Trail by using the local streets.

End Points

You can get to the Great River Trail by crossing the river at the Arsenal Bridge near 2nd Street and Iowa Street in Davenport. Trail users then need to use the 24th Street Bridge to get to the Great River Trail near 1st Street in Rock Island, Illinois.

The southwest end of the Great River Trail is located at Sunset Lane near the Sunset Marina in Rock Island.

The northeast end is located at the south end of Broderick Drive in Savanna.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Great River Trail in Moline, Illinois.