Wauponsee Glacial Trail

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22.0
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Doubletrack

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Trail Description
About this trail
The Wauponsee Glacial Trail is a 22.29-mile paved/crushed limestone linear trail consisting of two segments.

The northern segment of the trail travels 2.8 miles from Sugar Creek Preserve north to Rowell Avenue in Joliet. This flat, paved segment of the trail travels through woodland, prairie and wetland. It is ideal for the following activities:
•Biking
•Hiking/Running
•In-Line Skating
•Cross-Country Skiing
•Snowshoeing

The southern segment of the trail extends an additional 19.49 miles from Sugar Creek Preserve south to the Kankakee River. This flat, crushed limestone segment of the trail travels through prairie. It is ideal for the following activities:
•Biking
•Bison Viewing
•Horseback Riding (trailer parking available at Sugar Creek Preserve and Forked Creek Preserve - Ballou Road Access)
•Hiking/Running
•Cross-Country Skiing
•Snowshoeing

Trail Connections

I&M Canal Trail: Street routes in Joliet connect the north end of the Wauponsee Glacial Trail to the 7.55-mile, linear crushed limestone/paved I&M Canal Trail.

I&M Canal State Trail: Street routes in Joliet connect the north end of the Wauponsee Glacial Trail to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources' 61.5-mile, linear crushed limestone I&M Canal State Trail.

Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie Trails: South of Manhattan, the Wauponsee Glacial Trail connects to the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie trail system owned by the U.S. Forest Service.

Old Plank Road Trail: Street routes in Joliet connect the north end of the Wauponsee Glacial Trail to the 21-mile, paved linear Old Plank Road Trail.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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November 13, 2017
triton189 Singletrack  
 
Review: Nice crushed gravel trail, no single track through the farm fields and borders the old Joliet Arsenal. Prefer to ride this in the fall because there isn't a lot of shade cover in many spots. Goes from the south side of Joliet all the way to Kankakee state park.



Wauponsee Glacial Trail MTB Trail 4.00 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 1 user reviews.
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