8 miles
Distance
303 ft
Climb
-44 ft
Descent
720 ft
High Point
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of River of Illinois Trail

Details

  • Riding Area
    East Peoria
    East Peoria, Illinois
  • AKA
    Carl Bud Schmitt
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Paved Path
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, RD, Adaptive MTB, CX
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Running from East Peoria to Morton, The River Trail of Illinois was resurfaced in summer 2011. From East Peoria, the hiking and biking trail travels southeast along the old Illinois Terminal Railway line. Trail users can experience a bit of tall-grass prairie, bluff and forest habitats that comprise the Illinois River valley. This portion of the trail was recently named for Carl "Bud" Schmitt, a long-time advocate for East Peoria's parks and trails.

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More Stats for River Trail of Illinois bike trail
  • Altitude change
    259 ft
  • Altitude min
    461 ft
  • Altitude start
    462 ft
  • Altitude end
    720 ft
  • Grade
    0.611%
  • Grade max
    -9.049%
  • Grade min
    4.739%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
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