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Mississippi River Trail

This is a bike-specific trail that spans the entire length of the Mississippi in the United States. All along the trail, there is rich history and beautiful natural settings, depending on your preference.

The stretch that touches the eastern border Illinois is no exception. Passing through Galena, Nauvoo, and series of well-preserved wilderness areas, you have a variety of options. Stop and take a quick tour of Ulysses S. Grant’s long-time home or visit the site of the Mormon Pioneer Trail’s inception. Or set up camp in Illinois’ northern region, untouched by glaciers and still geographically diverse.