Hennepin Canal Trail to Seatonville

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The eastern end of the Hennepin Canal at Bureau Junction is where the Hennepin connects with the Illinois River. This GIT route avoids several difficult road traffic routes and instead takes you on the back roads of the hill country north of the Illinois River’s great bend. Few services, so plan accordingly.

Go Direction On Distance (mi)
Start: Hennepin Canal Trail/Bridge 15A
E, SE Hennepin Canal Trail to Bridge 10 (Wyanet Walnut Rd heads north 0.5 mi to Wyanet). 7.2
SE Hennepin Canal Trail to Bridge 5 (unmarked road heads south 1/10 mile, turn west, 1 mile to village of Tiskilwa) 6.8
E Hennepin Canal Trail to Bridge 1 (Rte 29), leave trail. 7.4
L NE Rte 29 across railroad tracks 0.1
L NW/N Turn back along tracks at road sign 980N/2500E Lake Rawson is on the right. 1.9
L NW Rte 26 0.2
R N, NE 2450E Rd, uphill to rural winding road (at 1.7 mi Don’t turn left at 1275N/2525E, stay right, pass Searle Ridge Cemetery) to stop sign at triangular intersection at 3.4 miles. Continue straight, don’t veer right at this intersection to 1245N/2650E road sign. 3.8
L 1245N/2650E, 0.9 mi to Pilgrim Park. Turn right, follow winding road north, then east past Illinois Nature Preserve sign then north to Rte 6. 3.2
R Rte 6 to 2870E (old route into Hollowayville) 2.3
L 2870E to First St 0.4
L N First St 0.1
R E Main St 0.6
L E U.S. 6 0.9
R S unnamed road through Seatonville (no services) END
TOTAL DISTANCE 34.9