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Help Make the Trail a Reality!

The Kickapoo Rail Trail, a 24.5-mile retired railroad corridor that spans from the east side of Urbana to the Vermilion County Fairgrounds and Kickapoo State Park, was purchased by the Champaign County Forest Preserve District and the Vermilion County Conservation District in late 2013 and 2014. A multi-use recreational trail is planned for the rail corridor.


By donating today, you can help us complete the trail!

Donation Levels

  • A: Any size donation
    Will receive recognition on our website.

  • B: $1,000
    Donor recognition at the trail terminus in each county.

  • C: $5,000
    A and B — plus a recognition plaque.

  • D: $10,000
    A, B, and C — plus a bench with donation placard (not at node or trailhead). (Six opportunities remain in Champaign County and ten opportunities remain in Vermilion County).

  • E: $25,000
    A, B, and C — plus trail node naming. (Includes bench, interpretive sign, with posted name.) Limit 5. (All nodes are spoken for in Champaign County and two opportunities remain in Vermilion County). 

  • F: $50,000
    A, B, and C — plus signage (mile marker) to reflect sponsorship of a section of trail. Limit 20. (Eight opportunities remain in Champaign County and ten opportunities remain in Vermilion County).

  • G: $125,000
    A, B, and C — plus small bridge naming. Limit 2. Bridges over Salt Fork and Stoney Creek. (The Stoney Creek bridge remains available).


Exact number and locations of nodes, benches and signs will be determined through final master planning process.


**Remaining opportunities as of June 13, 2017.


Thank you to the following businesses for their donations to the Kickapoo Rail Trail.

To see a list of individuals who have donated, click here.

  • Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches

  • The Andersons

  • Vermilion Healthcare Foundation

  • Busey Bank

  • Champaign Cycle

  • Cycles Plus

  • Champaign County Bikes

  • PeopleForBikes

  • Premiere Cooperative

  • Watchfire Signs

  • Yettke & Rapp, LLC

  • The Raynie Foundation

  • Colony Square Cleaners

  • Prairie Cycle Club

  • Wild Card Cycling

  • Aqua Charitable Trust

  • Carle Foundation

  • Heartland Properties Group

  • Linne Machine Co., Inc.

  • Champaign Surplus

  • Durst Cycle & Fitness

  • Prospect Bank

  • Berns, Clancy, and Associates

  • Meyer, Capel Law Firm

  • Kickapoo Landing

  • UI Department of Rec, Sport, & Tourism

  • Sunrise Charitable Foundation

  • The Art Theater

  • Casey's General Store

  • Common Ground Food Co-op

  • Original Pancake House

  • Taylor Studios, Inc.

  • CDC Paper & Janitor Supply

  • Chapter KE, PEO Sisterhood

  • Fuhrmann Engineering

  • Itty Bitty Bike Shop

  • Christie Clinic, Breast Cancer Support Group

  • Prairie Group of the Sierra Club

  • RATIO Architects

  • Sleepy Creek Vineyards

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