Rock River Trail Initiative
The Rock River Water Trail is a water trail of the Upper Mississippi River Region. The trail meanders down a gentle gradient through beautiful rural and wilderness landscapes and vibrant urban riverfronts to safely carry the water traveler 330 miles from the headwaters above the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge in south central Wisconsin to the Mississippi River at the Quad Cities of Illinois and Iowa. The Rock River Water Trail is of national significance for its great diversity and landscape, vista, recreation, cultural, and historic experience, and for its ease of accessibility.
Rock Island, Henry, Whiteside, Lee, Ogle, Winnebago, Rock, Dane, Jefferson, Dodge, and Fond du Lac Counties
Through public and private partnerships, the Rock River Trail Initiative develops, maintains, and promotes the Rock River Water Trail to provide enhanced recreational opportunities for all to enjoy. Opportunities include paddling, boating, camping, and nature viewing, with connections to other recreation trails and to the natural, scenic, historic, and cultural assets of the Rock River Valley in Wisconsin and Illinois.
Visit the Rock River Water Trail website.