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Map of the Long Prairie Trail & Stone Bridge Trail

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Long Prairie Trail & Stone Bridge Trail

Long Prairie Trail Illinois map area

Long Prairie Trail & Stone Bridge Trail

LENGTH:

21 miles

SURFACE:

unpaved

COMMUNITIES:

Rockton, Roscoe, Poplar Grove, Capron

HIGHLIGHTS:

woodland, Roland Olson County Forest Preserve, Caledonia Elementary School, Candlewick Lake

NEARBY TRAILS:

Hononegah Rec Path

RELATED LINKS:

Rockford
Janesville, WI
Regional Trails

The Long Prairie Trail and the Stone Bridge Trail are located to the northeast of the City of Rockford in Northern Illinois. The two mostly unpaved pathways combine to make a trail that extends for almost 21 miles. The paths also intersect with the Hononegah Rec Path that heads off to the northwest part of Rockton.

Conditions

The Long Prairie Trail and the Stone Bridge Trail are open for bike riding, walking and running. The route is mostly rural with few road crossings.

Stone Bridge Trail

The Stone Bridge Trail is a 5.8-mile long unpaved pathway that was constructed along an abandoned railroad right-of-way.

End Points

The north end of the Stone Bridge Trail is located at the intersection of E. Rockton road and N. 2nd Street, Highway 251, in the community of Rockton, north of Rockford. The trail heads to the southeast from this location. The trail intersects with the Hononegah Rec Path in two locations in the community of Roscoe.

At the south end of Roscoe, the Stone Bridge Trail curves to the east. The trail ends at McMichael Road. This is the location where the Long Prairie Trail begins.

Long Prairie Trail

The Long Praire Trail is a 15-mile long mostly unpaved pathway located to the northeast of Rockford. The trail goes across wide open farmland and through the cities of Poplar Grove and Capron. The east end of the Long Prairie Trail meets up with the Stone Bridge Trail which extends as far as Rockton.

End Points

The west end of the Long Prairie Trail is at McMichael Road, to the east of Roscoe. This is the location where the Stone Bridge Trail ends. From this location, the trail heads to the southeast ad goes past Caledonia and the Candlewick Lake neighborhood. The trial then goes through the community of Poplar Grove and Capron.

The east end of the Long Prairie Trail is located at the trailhead on Boone McHenry County Line Road, 0.5 miles north of Highway 173.

Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Long Prairie Trail & Stone Bridge Trail in Northwestern Illinois.

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