Map of the MCT Confluence Trail


MCT Confluence Trail

MCT Confluence Trail Illinois map area

MCT Confluence Trail


23 miles




Venice, Granite City, Hartford, Wood River, Alton


Chain of Rocks Canal, Lewis and Clark Memorial Park, confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi River, National Great Rivers Museum


St. Louis Riverfront Trail
MCT Schoolhouse Trail
MERPD Eagle Points Trail
Great River Road Trail / Sam Vadabelene Trail


East St. Louis
St. Louis, MO
Regional Trails

The MCT Confluence Trail is a 23-mile long paved pathway that is located in Madison County in Southwestern Illinois. The trail heads north from Granite City and follows the Chain of Rocks Canal and the eastern banks of the Mississippi River to the City of Alton. The features of the trail include beautiful views of the boats along the river, views of the Clark Bridge and a 900' long bridge for the trail to cross Wood River Creek.


The MCT Confluence Trail is paved the entire route. The trail is open for non-motorized use such as bike riding, walking and running.

Points of Interest

The MCT Confluence Trail goes nearby the following parks, schools and other points of interest:

Granite City Elks Soccer Complex
Prather Elementary School
Chain of Rocks Canal
Lewis and Clark State Memorial Park
Confluence Tower
The confluence of the Mississippi River and the Missouri River
The National Great Rivers Research and Education Center
The National Great Rivers Museum
Henry Street Park
Riverfront Park
Nearby Trails

The north end of the MCT Confluence Trail meets up with the Great River Road Trail / Sam Vadabelene Trail that extends to Pere Marquette State Park.

The trail also parallels the MERPD Eagle Points Trail which is on the west side of the Chain of Rocks Canal.

The MCT Confluence Trail also allows connection to trails along the river in St. Louis, Missouri such as the St. Louis Riverfront Trail, by crossing the McKinley Bridge over the Mississippi River.

End Points

The south end of the MCT Confluence Trail is located at W. 1st Street, just south of W. 20th Street in Granite City.

The north end of the MCT Confluence Trail is located at Russell Commons Park near the Highway 67 bridge in Alton. This location is just south of Riverfront Park.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the MCT Confluence Trail in Madison County, Illinois