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Rock Run Greenway Trail

Trail Location and Access

The Rock Run Greenway Trail travels 11.24 miles from Crest Hill south through Joliet.

The trail may be accessed from the following locations:

  •     Theodore Marsh (Gaylord Road, Crest Hill)
  •     Rock Run Preserve – Paul V. Nichols Access (Essington Road, Joliet)
  •     Rock Run Preserve – Black Road Access (Black Road, Joliet)
  •     Colvin Grove Preserve/Joliet Junior College South Lot (Houbolt Road, Joliet)
  •     Lower Rock Run Preserve – I&M Canal Access (Hollywood Road, Joliet)


Trail Experience and Activities

The Rock Run Greenway Trail is a flat, paved linear trail and travels 11.24 miles through Rock Run Preserve's woodland, prairie and wetland. It is ideal for the following activities:

  •     Biking
  •     Hiking/Running
  •     In-Line Skating
  •     Cross-Country Skiing
  •     Snowshoeing

Trail Connections

DuPage River Trail: Street routes in Joliet and Shorewood connect the Rock Run Greenway Trail to the 3.77-mile, linear paved DuPage River Trail at Hammel Woods.

Joliet Junction Trail: The north end of the Rock Run Greenway Trail connects to the 4.36-mile, linear paved Joliet Junction Trail at Theodore Marsh.

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

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

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