A national hiking trail will cross Indiana and Illinois

Hiking has been one of our family’s favorite activities since I was a child. All over the county you can find amazing hiking trails. We have hiked in many states including California, Colorado, West Virginia, Vermont, Tennessee, etc. But, there are also amazing hiking trails here in Indiana and Illinois. Wouldn’t it be great to have a hiking trail that stretches from east to west. a bit like the Appalachian Trail going from north to south? Well, that is exactly what is happening.

the Great American Railroadrunning from east to west, it will be nearly 4,000 miles of trails that will connect twelve states. Indiana is part of the trail will run from central Indiana to the northern part of Hoosier State. Illinois Trail will be located in the northern part of the Land of Lincoln.

Looked. Notice that the completed lines show the completed track, while the jagged lines are the incomplete track.

Indiana Department of Natural Resources/Facebook

Indiana Department of Natural Resources/Facebook

According to Indiana Department of Natural Resources Facebook Page,

Indiana is one of 12 states along a multi-use trail that will stretch more than 3,700 miles across the country. the Great American Railroad (GRT) Route is 54% complete in Indiana with 116 miles open on Route 215. While GRT may be the most ambitious, it is just one of many multi-state trails and ongoing visionaries around Indiana.

You can download the map HERE and explore an interactive map HERE.

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