Distance: 8.3 Miles (from trail head on Wabash to Walnut St. in Chatham)
This Trail Connects to the Wabash Trail at the Wabash Trail head located at the intersection of wabash Ave and Park Ave. It heads south under Interstate 72 near the MacArthur extension. It crosses the lake on a refurbished railroad bridge and continues into Chatham, ending at Walnut Street. The trail is very scenic even with its close proximity to the active railroad line. Most of the trail passes through areas that are open farmland or scattered housing.
Wabash Ave & Park St (parking lot)
Hazel Dell & West Grand
Woodside Rd & Pedigo Ln (parking lot by Pedigo sign)
Ravna Dr. (south of Plumber Blvd in Chatham)
Parking and Trail Access:
To reach the southern trailhead in Chatham from I-55, take Exit 88 and follow signs toward Chatham. Head southwest 1 mile on Palm Road and turn right onto Chatham Road. In 1.2 miles, Chatham Road becomes E. Walnut St. Go 1.9 miles to N. State St. and turn left. The parking lot for the Chatham Railroad Museum is on your left in 0.1 mile.
To reach the northern trailhead in Springfield from I-72, take Exit 96 for MacArthur Blvd. Head north 1.6 miles on S. MacArthur Blvd., and turn left onto W. North St. Go 0.4 mile; the Interurban and Wabash Trails parking lot is on your right, just before S. Park Ave.