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Temporary closure slated for Joliet Junction Trail section
The Joliet Junction Trail closure will last five to seven weeks as the trail bridge is raised over the CSX Railroad tracks in Rockdale.
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.
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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:
- Theodore Marsh (Gaylord Road, Crest Hill)
- Joyce Road/Walmart Parking Lot, Joliet (View on a Google Map)
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:
- In-Line Skating
- Cross-Country Skiing
Rock Run Greenway Trail: The north end of the Joliet Junction Trail connects to the 11.24-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.