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Kickapoo Rail Trail (KRT) (In Progress)

Recent Project Updates

  • 8/23/2021

    Attached are detailed routes that would be a nice ride for students to take to the Kickapoo rail trail. At the moment, I have just provided the Google map directions.


Project Family


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.

The first phase of the Kickapoo Rail Trail is now open! Work on the trail began in the spring of 2016 and the 6.7 mile Urbana to St. Joseph trail segment is open to the public for hiking, biking, and other non-motorized uses.

Learn More

More information about the trail will be provided as plans develop.

  • Visit the Project Updates page on this website

  • To keep up to date via email blasts, email

  • Follow the trail on Facebook and Twitter (@KickapooRT)

  • Individuals interested in learning more can contact the Champaign County Forest Preserve District at or (217) 586-3360

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Project Team

  • Project Leader:

    Champaign County Forest Preserve District