Madison County Transit Trails

Madison County Transit Trails

1 Transit Way
Pontoon Beach, Illinois

After nearly two decades of construction, Madison County Transit Trail's Class One bikeways now span over 130 miles. Created to preserve vital rail corridors, Madison County acquired disused rail lines to create scenic, maintained bike trails for both locals and visitors alike. Ten trails link the unique communities of the county together, allowing easy access for cyclists, roller-bladers, walkers and runners, to enjoy the great landscapes, historic neighborhoods, and cultural institutions of Madison Illinois. The $25 million dollar project was made possible by federal grants, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and the Metro East Park and Recreation Department.

Madison County Trail Rules:

Trails open Dawn to Dusk

Walking, running, rollerblading, skating, skateboarding, bicycling, including pedal assist electric bicycles, and bicycle trailers all permitted

Electric scooters, segways, hover boards, and “one wheel” devices are permitted, so long as the 15 mph speed limit is observed

The MCT Trails are accessible to persons using walkers and wheelchairs, including motorized wheelchairs

Leashed pets are permitted but must be controlled on leashes six feet long or less and must remain within their caretakers designated lane. Caretakers are responsible for cleaning up after their pet and properly disposing of pet waste



  • Handicap Access
  • Pavilion

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