Route: Wauponsee Glacial Trail (IL)

Submitted by Joe Kallo on Tue, 07/28/2020 - 07:13am
Illinois, US
22.3 mi
Vertical Gain
400 ft

The Wauponsee Glacial Trail is a condensed slice of the way urban northern Illinois so quickly changes to prairie. Starting on the north end, there is a short glimpse of industrial Joliet, then suburbs, then wide open prairie. The middle section of the trail is wide open, with little to no tree cover, providing a 360 degree horizon to gaze upon as the miles go by. As it approaches the Kankakee River in the south, it becomes a green tunnel (in the summer) and passes through several small farm communities. 

More official details about the trail:

GPS Track


I'm going to attempt the out and back tomorrow morning starting at 5:30 am at the North end of the trail.