Rock River Trail By Bike
The Rock River offers a widely changing landscape through it’s 320 miles. We invite you head out and explore by bike the 11 counties and 37 charming river communities along the way! Each region has it’s own character, history and special features for you to discover.
The Rock River Trail 320-Mile Award
The Rock River Trail Inititative has established a 320-Mile Award for those individuals who reach the goal of doing the whole 320 miles of the Rock River Trail, whether it’s hiking, biking, paddling or driving. Those who finish the trail will be recognized on our 320-Mile Wall of Fame and awarded the Rock River Trail patch and 320-Mile Award rocker patch. Click here to learn more about this prestigous award.
Where To Stay Along The Trail
Our Rock River Trail communities offer camping, hotels, AirBNB and B&Bs. You may want to check out Warmshowers.org, which is a free internet-based platform linking touring bicyclists with hosts who support them.
Rock River Trail Bike Route
We have prepared GPS maps and cue sheets for you to explore the Rock River Trail Bike Route. Please note the disclaimer below. Ride safely and happy trails to you!
NOTE: Each section has 2 cue sheets, one going South to North, and one going North To South.
Rock Island – Prophetstown, Illinois
Prophetstown – Dixon, Illinois
Dixon to Rockford, Illinois
Rockford, Illinois – Beloit, Wisconsin
Beloit – Edgerton, Wisconsin
Edgerton – Watertown, Wisconsin
Watertown – Waupun, Wisconsin
Watertown – Theresa, Wisconsin
Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to provide accurate information in the cue sheets and maps. However, route conditions may change and data from the public domain may be incomplete. Users of the bike route have primary responsibility for their own safety and are encouraged to investigate route conditions while planning a trip. The agencies, organizations and individuals involved in development of the bike route provide the information in good faith and assume no liability for personal safety and property of route users.