Trail User Counts
Blackhawk Hills Regional Council (BHRC), with the support of the Illinois Department of Transportation, continues its study of trail use in Northwest Illinois. Trails included:

  • Four Sisters’ Bike Path (Ogle County)
  • Galena River Trail (Jo Daviess County)
  • Great River Trail (Carroll, and Whiteside counties)
  • Hennepin Feeder Canal Trail (Whiteside County)
  • Jane Addams Trail (Stephenson County)
  • Joe Stengel Trail (Lee and Ogle counties)
  • Lowell Parkway Trail (Lee County)
  • Oregon Community Bike Trail (Ogle County)
  • Sterling Multi-Activity Recreational Trail (Whiteside County)

Data for 2019-2020 will be available soon, including the results of intercept surveys conducted in 2019.

Greenways & Trails Planning
Each county in Northwest Illinois maintains plans for the development and advancement of land and water trails.

Future Opportunities
Over time, this website will be updated to include water trails and the hiking trails of the state park system.