Kickapoo Rail Trail

This multi-purpose recreational trail will extend 24.5 miles from Urbana to Kickapoo State Park in Vermilion County. The trail is designed for pedestrians and bicyclists, and passes through some of the most diverse ecosystems in this part of the state, including woodlands, prairies, and wetlands.

Rail Trail Highlights

The Kickapoo Rail Trail, a 24.5-mile retired railroad corridor that spans from the east side of Urbana to the Vermilion County Fairgrounds and Kickapoo State Park, was purchased by the Champaign County Forest Preserve District and the Vermilion County Conservation District in late 2013 and 2014. A multi-use recreational trail is planned for the rail corridor. The District and the Forest Preserve Friends Foundation are now working with our project partners, the Vermilion County Conservation District and the Champaign County Design and Conservation Foundation, to raise funding for the construction of the trail.

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Visit the official Kickapoo Rail Trail website to learn about their upcoming events, history, updates, apparel, and so much more.

Kickapoo Rail Trail