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Joliet Junction Trail
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A portion of the Joliet Junction Trail in Rockdale is closed due to bridge damage by a trail derailment. View more information.
Visitor Centers have closures and special hours for the Christmas and New Year's Day holidays. Preserves and trails are closed Christmas Day. View more information.
From October through April, the District is performing prescribed burns at preserves throughout Will County. View more information.
The removal of emerald ash borer infested trees will take place at several forest preserves in 2015. View more information.

The 60-acre Joliet Junction Trail was acquired between 2000 and 2002.

Prior to the District’s acquisition of the land, it was an abandoned railroad.

Trail Location and Access

The Joliet Junction Trail travels 4.36 miles from Crest Hill south through Joliet.

The trail may be accessed from the following locations:Trail Experience and Activities

The Joliet Junction Trail is a flat, paved linear trail and travels 4.36 miles through residential areas. It is ideal for the following activities:Trail Connections

Rock Run Greenway Trail: The north end of the Joliet Junction Trail connects to the 9.93-mile, linear paved Rock Run Greenway Trail at Theodore Marsh.

I&M Canal State Trail: Street routes in Joliet connect the south end of the Joliet Junction Trail to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ crushed limestone I&M Canal State Trail.

Together, the Joliet Junction Trail, Rock Run Greenway Trail, and I&M Canal State Trail provide a 16-mile, mostly paved loop trail. Download a map of the Rock Run Greenway Trail-Joliet Junction Trail loop.

Download a map of Joliet area bike trail connections.

Programs and Events

The Joliet Junction Trail provides a portion of the route for the annual “Ride the Rock” family bike ride and festival at Lower Rock Run Preserve - I&M Canal Access in May. View upcoming programs and events.
Joliet Junction Trail Users
Photograph Courtesy of Glenn P. Knoblock
The Joliet Junction Trail travels 4.36 miles from Crest Hill south through Joliet.

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