Lost Bridge Trail

Distance: 5.0 Miles (IDOT trail head to Rochester Rd in Rochester)

Description: The trail begins on the east side of Springfield at a trail head located in the Illinois Department of Transportation's parking lot (follow the signs). It winds around the IDOT lake and under Interstate 55, and continues east on the abandoned railroad bed to the community of Rochester. Future phases of the trail could extend Lost Bridge Trail southeast to the communities of Taylorville and Pana.

The trail is very well used by walkers, runners, bicyclers, etc. accessing the trail from both Springfield and Rochester ends. The corridor is mostly shaded and very scenic, crossing several creeks and bordering the lake at IDOT. The proximity of busy interstate 55 and Route 29 do not deter from the recreational quality of the trail.

Trail Head: IDOT on Dirksen Parkway (parking lot)

Residential Access: Community Park in Rochester

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