This page lists the top 10 greenways, communities, and counties of the selected region.
Northern Illinois Trails:

Greenway Planning Information for

Northern Illinois

Top 10 - Large Communities
(Population greater than 30,000)
★ = has over 5 miles of Existing Trails
★ = has Planned Trail(s)
Greenway Density
      miles/miles2
ExistingBuild-out
DeKalb0.23 (1st) 0.53
Beloit0.18 (2nd) 0.59
Rockford0.15 (3rd) 0.54
Top 10 - Medium Communities
(Population greater than 8,000, less than 30,000)
★ = has over 5 miles of Existing Trails
★ = has Planned Trail(s)
Greenway Density
      miles/miles2
ExistingBuild-out
Rock Falls2.86 (1st) 2.86
Freeport0.38 (2nd) 0.38
Loves Park0.33 (3rd) 0.36
Machesney Park0.18 0.84
Top 10 - Small Communities
(Population less than 8,000)
★ = has over 5 miles of Existing Trails
★ = has Planned Trail(s)
Greenway Density
      miles/miles2
ExistingBuild-out
New Bedford46.61 (1st) 46.61
Ridott43.06 (2nd) 43.06
Mineral24.78 (3rd) 24.78
Tiskilwa10.21 10.21
Caledonia9.24 9.24
Capron7.70 7.70
Sheffield7.35 7.35
Annawan6.50 6.50
Pecatonica6.45 6.45
Winnebago5.05 5.05
Have-Nots
(Communities with no known Greenways)
Please view the technical definition of a Greenway on About page.
★ = has Planned Trail(s)
Greenway Density
      miles/miles2
ExistingBuild-out
Genoa0.00 (1st) 17.83
Kirkland0.00 (2nd) 7.20
Kingston0.00 (3rd) 5.42
Sycamore0.00 1.33
Belvidere0.00 0.85
Top 10 Rail-to-Trail's:
  • = Rail-Trail
  • = Waterway
  • = Rail-with-Trail
  • = Utility ROW
Corridor Utilization
      in miles
Existing Build-
out
Existing
———
Build-out
Pecatonica Prairie Path24.5(1st)27.3 89.6%
Long Prairie Trail15.5(2nd)18.6 83.4%
Top 10 Waterway's:
  • = Rail-Trail
  • = Waterway
  • = Rail-with-Trail
  • = Utility ROW
Corridor Utilization
      in miles
Existing Build-
out
Existing
———
Build-out
Hennepin Canal Parkway corridor84.4(1st)84.4 100%
DeKalb Trail3.0(2nd)36.9 8.2%
Top 5 Rail-with-Trail's:
  • = Rail-Trail
  • = Waterway
  • = Rail-with-Trail
  • = Utility ROW
Corridor Utilization
      in miles
Existing Build-
out
Existing
———
Build-out
Top 5 Utility ROW's:
  • = Rail-Trail
  • = Waterway
  • = Rail-with-Trail
  • = Utility ROW
Corridor Utilization
      in miles
Existing Build-
out
Existing
———
Build-out
Top 5 Ridgeline's:
  • = Rail-Trail
  • = Waterway
  • = Rail-with-Trail
  • = Utility ROW
Corridor Utilization
      in miles
Existing Build-
out
Existing
———
Build-out
County Rankings
★ = has over 60 miles of existing trails
★ = has Planned Trail(s)
Greenway Density
      miles/miles2
ExistingBuild-out
Whiteside4.43 (1st) 4.43
Bureau3.48 (2nd) 3.48
Henry2.84 (3rd) 2.84
Boone0.94 1.47
Stephenson0.79 0.79
Winnebago0.43 0.82
Grundy0.14 2.5
DeKalb0.13 2.76

   
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