MCT Trails

MCT Bluff

MCT Confluence

MCT Goshen

MCT Nature

MCT Nickel Plate

MCT Quercus Grove

MCT Ronald J. Foster Heritage

MCT Schoolhouse

MCT Watershed

Nearly two decades ago, in an effort to preserve vital rail corridors, Madison County Transit (MCT) began acquiring former railroad rights-of-way for future light rail possibilities and interim trail use. Twenty years and $25 million* later, these corridors form the 130-mile MCT Trails system, an extensive network of separated Class One bikeways developed and maintained by MCT.

It is our hope that, with the aid of this site, you will explore the MCT Trails by bike, by rollerblade or on foot, and discover the landscapes, cultural institutions, historic neighborhoods and unique communities that make Madison County an exceptional place to live and work.

If you have questions or would like more information about the MCT Trails, please visit or call 618-797-4600.

Thanks for visiting, and Happy Trails!

-The MCT Board of Trustees

*Sources of revenue include Federal grants, the Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources and the Metro East Park & Recreation District.
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