The Great River Trail (GRT) is the premiere trail on the Mississippi River, covering over 60 miles of the in Central and Northern Illinois. The trail is mostly a paved separated trail but also has segments of bike lanes on the street and a short stretch of road shoulder along Interstate 84. The Great River Trail stretches from Rock Island to Savanna and travels through many trail towns, inviting users to stop, see the attractions, eat, drink and stay along the way.
Greatrivertrail.org is designed for the trail user and includes maps, highlights of the eleven trail towns, and places to eat, stay and see. Enjoy your adventure!
NOTE: The Great River Bike Trail head will be closed in Savanna beginning Wednesday July 25, 2018 – Friday August 3, 2018. We will be doing repairs to the Rail Road Bridge during that time. Those wishing to use the Bike Trail can do so by parking at Spring Lake and getting on there. If there are any questions, please reach out to the Savanna City Hall – 815-273-2251.
GreatRiverTrail.org is operated by the Great River Trail Partners. This site is underwritten by generous donations from these partners. To become a partner, fill out the Contact form below. Thank you.