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Trail Information

The Bloomington-Normal Constitution Trail is one of Central Illinois' most unique parks. This 50+ mile jogging, walking, cycling and rollerblading trail has become a hit with the community and visitors alike.

The Constitution Trail has been a Bloomington-Normal staple since 1989. Much of the trail follows the old Illinois Central Gulf Railroad right-of-way through the community. It was dedicated and named in celebration of the 200th birthday of the United States. In 2000, the trail was designated a Millennium Trail by the White House Millennium Council.

You can discover so much of the Bloomington-Normal communities by traveling the Constitution Trail! Whether you bike, walk, or jog, the trail is adventure, discovery, and fun all in one. No matter what branch you take, you will find unique history, parks, vibrant communities, and a place to rest.

Parking and Trail Access

  • There are numerous trailheads for this extensive trail system throughout Bloomington, Normal, and along Route 66. You can see them all on our online maps.


Trail Rules and Regulations

  • Open daily from one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset.

  • All forms of motorized vehicles are prohibited (except for emergency and maintenance).

  • Obey all warning and regulation signs.

  • Remember to obey all pedestrian laws when crossing intersections along the trail.

  • All other park rules apply.


Trail Use Safety Guidelines

  • All users keep right.

  • Be courteous at all times, respect other users, regardless of their mode, speed or skill level.

  • Enter and exit trail at access points only.

  • Give audible warning signal when passing, by voice, bell or horn.

  • Have you outgrown the trail? If your speed or style endangers others, check for alternative routes better suited to your needs. The trail is designed for recreational uses.

  • Keep the trail clean, use the trash receptacles.

  • Clean up after your pets. Your cooperation is appreciated by all users of the trail.

  • Do not wear earphones or anything that distracts from awareness of your environment.

  • Please respect the neighbors along the trail, without their cooperation this trail may not exist.

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