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Sam Vadalabene Great River Road Trail

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Sam Vadalabene Great River Road Trail

LENGTH:

20.4 miles

SURFACE:

paved

COMMUNITIES:

Alton, Elsah, Grafton

HIGHLIGHTS:

Mississippi River, Pere Marquette State Park, Principia College,

NEARBY TRAILS:

MCT Confluence Trail

RELATED LINKS:

East St. Louis

Regional Trails

The Sam Vadalabene Great River Road Trail is a 20.4 mile long paved pathway that follows alongside the Mississippi River northwest of Alton, Illinois. Portions of the trail are separate from Highway 100, but there is an 8.3-mile long section that consists of bike lanes adjacent to the roadway.

The trail offers beautiful views of the boat and barge traffic along the river and is a great place to visit in the fall when the leaves of the hardwood trees turn colors.

Conditions

The Sam Vadalabene Great River Road Trail is paved the entire route. The trail is open for non-motorized uses such as bike riding, walking and running. Walking and running are not recommended in the bike lane section of the trail.

Comunities

The Sam Vadalabene Great River Road Trail goes near the following Southwestern Illinois communities: Grafton, Chautauqua, Elsah, Lockhaven and Afton.

Points of Interest

The Sam Vadalabene Great River Road Trail goes by the following points of interest:

Pere Marquette State Park
Brussels Ferry Landing
Graham Hollow
Principia College
Clifton Terrace Park
John M. Olin Nature Preserve
Nearby Trails

The MCT Confluence Trail is located near the milld of Alton, just under 2 miles to the southeast of the south end of the Sam Vadalabene Great River Road Trail.

End Points

The north end of the Sam Vadalabene Great River Road Trail is located at Highway 100 and Scenic Drive near the Pere Marquette State Park.

The south end of the trail is located along McAdams Parkway on the northwest side of Alton.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Sam Vadalabene Great River Road Trail in Southwestern Illinois