there is a 9.4 mile bike trail open on the east
side of Rend Lake with more trails to open later
on. The current trail is broken up into 2 parts.
The north trail runs for 5.9 miles from the Wayne
Fitzgerrell State Park Office (off of 154) to
Rend Lake College. The south trail (not currently
connected to the north trail) runs for 3.8 miles
from the Southern Illinois Artisan Shop &
Visitor Center to the North Marcum Swim Beach.
completed trail is paved and can be used for hiking and
biking, and those with disabilities can use the trail due to the
level terrain of the trail. Also there are numerous
access points along the trail to allow visitors
to choose the length of their trail adventure.
a trail map here.
a bike? Bikes can be rented from the Rend Lake
Resort or Rend Lake College for $10 a day, or
by an hourly rate.
more information or order a Rend Lake Bike Trails
flyer, call the Rend Lake Project Office at (618)
724-2493 (8-4 M-F) or the Rend Lake Visitor's
Center at (618) 439-7430 10a.m.-5p.m. weekends