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Start at Recreation Park
Galena IL 61036
For the safety of all, the Trail will be closed during the upcoming firearm, muzzleloader and winter hunting seasons.
-Dec. 29-Jan. 1
The Galena River Trail offers six miles (one way) of scenic hiking, biking or cross country skiing for users. The hard surfaced finely crushed rock trail is open to the public at no cost. The surface is best suited for mountain bikes and hybrids, but road bikes are frequently seen on the trail. Free parking is available at several trail entry areas, including the under the US Highway 20 bridge, Meeker Street at Field Street, and Recreation Park.
The 3.4 mile Galena Junction Trail segment is a favorite of many trail enthusiasts. Originating from Depot Park just below the U.S. 20 Highway bridge, the forested trail winds south to Galena Junction and the backwaters of the Mississippi River. At the junction, it is not uncommon to obtain a close view of a passing train. Interpretive signs detailing the history, flora and fauna of the area are located throughout this segment. The Galena Junction Trail also offers some of the best bird watching in the regional.
Click here for a map of the Galena River Trail
Click here for Galena River Trail rules
Click here for Galena River Trail Bird Sightings List