Hike, Run, or Bike the I&M Canal Trail

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Perfect trail for getting your heart rate up and for clearing the mind.

Park off of Joliet St. (see map) to access the trail. This trail is paved, shared by runners, hikers, and bikers, and is accessible from April to October. 

Photos: Kenneth Spencer

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  • Good shoes
  • Layers
  • Water
  • Snacks
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Cycling, Hiking, Mountain Biking

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Spring, Summer, Autumn

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9.7 Miles

Elev. Gain:

409 Feet


Family Friendly
Handicap Accessible

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