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Access Points

From your front door

By foot or by bike, the trail can be accessed at any crossroad or sidewalk. If your property is directly adjacent to the trail, you can access it from your property.

Access in Urbana, IL

Walmart welcomes visitors to the store from the trail in an easy to access spur along the north edge of the parking lot. Bike racks are available on the northwest corner of the store.

Weaver Park welcomes all visitors to this east-Urbana park. Weaver Park serves as a primitive trailhead facility providing limited parking, picnic tables, portable restroom, bike rack and trail information. Family friendly access to the trail is recommended at Walmart.

Champaign Urbana Mass Transit District

Accessing the Kickapoo Rail Trail using the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD) is simple and allows those traveling the trail greater access to any destination within the District. MTD is the public transit provider for Champaign, Urbana, Savoy and the University of Illinois.

Currently, the most convenient access point for trail users is at the Urbana Walmart on High Cross Road/Myra Station Road/Route 130 at University Ave/Route 150. There is sidewalk access that allows trail users to exit the trail at High Cross Road and Route 150, travel south on High Cross Road (in front of Walmart), and continue east on Tatman Drive to the MTD bus shelter located on Tatman Drive due south of Walmart. From there, riders can access MTD’s Grey line.

All MTD vehicles have front-mounted bike racks for your convenience. Please see or call (217) 384-8188 to plan your trip and for additional information.

Access in St. Joseph, IL

Kolb Park is a family-friendly park on the west side of St. Joseph that offers many amenities. It is an official trail head for the KRT with only a half-block walk to access the trail. Watch for improvements at the park over the next year thanks to a Recreational Trails Program Grant.

Kolb Park is located at the corners of W. Sherman and N. Elm Streets in St. Joseph.  Kolb Park Map

  • Downtown business parking
    Tami Fruhling-Voges, Mayor of St. Joseph, welcomes you to explore the many unique shops and restaurants in town as well as some of your favorite franchised restaurants. St. Joseph has free downtown parking and easy walking access to most of the town. 

  • Large event
    If you are having a large event and in search of parking, a temporary lot is available near Fourth St. in St. Joseph. This lot is available with a special use permit from the Champaign County Forest Preserve District by calling (217) 586-3360.

Access in Vermilion County

Trestle Bridge Parking

17018 Pollock Lane, Oakwood, IL 61858


Oakwood Parking

201 E. South Main St. Oakwood, IL 61858

Visiting from out of town?

Champaign Urbana has train, bus, and airport hubs in the community. See information for Amtrak, Greyhound, and Willard Airport on their websites.

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