What is now Rock Island Trail was formerly the Peoria and Rock Island Railroad Company railroad between Peoria and Rock Island, passing through the small towns of Alta, Dunlap, Princeville, Stark, Wyoming, and Toulon.
As the railroad corridor reverted to nature, much of the original tall prairie grasses have returned. These abundant native grasses compliment flowering perennials, hardwood trees, and wildflowers along the streams and rivers which cross the trail.
Enjoy more than 26 miles of uninterrupted nature!
Improved access points to Rock Island Trail are at Alta, Wyoming and Toulon. Parking, water and pit toilets are located at access areas. Parking-only facilities are located at Dunlap (on Parks School Road) and Peoria/Stark County line (North Cedar Bluff Road, 00N). Where the trail intersects the small towns along its route of city streets and sidewalks, directional signs are utilized.
The park office is in the Chicago Burlington & Quincy Depot located in Wyoming. Since the depot is open as staffing is available, phone (309) 695-2228 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if planning a visit.