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The Wauponsee Glacial Trail

The Wauponsee Glacial Trail is a very nice crushed stone trail that runs from Joliet, Illinois south the the Kankakee River at Custer Park. The trail is a little over 19 miles long and is mostly flat, straight and a pretty easy ride.

Steel bridge over Kankakee River*
The steel bridge over the Kankakee River at the south end of the trail.
Wauponsee Glacial Trail north of bridge
The Wauponsee Glacial Trail just past the bridge heading north.
Wauponsee Trail bridge south of manhattan, Illinois.*
The bridge over Prairie creek just south of Manhattan, Illinois.

Our Ride on the Wauponsee Glacial Trail

We started our ride on the Wauponsee Glacial Trail (WGT) in Manhattan, Illinois which is about 4 miles from the northern end of the trail in Joliet. We rode south the the end of the trail at the Kankakee River near Custer Park. Our ride was 31 miles round trip.

We rode this trail in September. The surface was in pretty good shape and the trail is not at all crowed in this area. The trail runs mostly north and south through the fields and prairies. I rode the trail with my friend Dale and he got some good photos with his DSLR camera. I only had my phone on this ride but took a few photos and a video to document the ride here.

This trail is great for a nice ride through the country. There are more scenic trails around but I really enjoyed the ride on this one and you can easily do a 30 or 40 mile ride on it.


The Wauponsee Glacial Trail Maps

Below is the Google Maps version of the trail ~ so you can get right to it without having to search and zoom in ~ in addition to my GPS map on the Garmin Connect SIte and a photo of a map that was posted on the trail.

Each map has different features that can be helpful so you can take your pick of which one you like the best.

Here's the Wauponsee Glacial Trail map from the sign posted on the trail. Click on the map photo to see the larger version for more detail.

Wauponsee Glacial Trail map

(Click here or on the map for the full size version).


Here is the GPS Map of Our Ride on the Wauponsee Glacial Trail through the GarminConnect site.

Here is the Google Maps version of the Wauponsee Glacial Trail.


Wauponsee Glacial Trail Photo Tour

Here's the photo tour of the Wauponsee Glacial Trail with plenty of first hand riding details. This ride was from September 2, 2017.

Wauponsee Glacial Trail Home < you are here

Wauponsee Glacial Trail Photos


Wauponsee Glacial Trail Video on YouTube

Here's the video of the Wauponsee Glacial Trail that I posted on YouTube.

Wauponsee Glacial Trail Video

Photos © Copyright Rob Chapman, about-bicycles.com. Photos with * Copyright Dale Kiffel.