MCT Nickel Plate Trail

Distance: 28.5 miles

Surface: Asphalt/limestone

Parking: Longfellow Rd. & Rte. 159, LCCC N.O. Nelson campus, Longfellow & Nelson Aves., County Highway building (Edwardsville); Miner Park, Glen Carbon Park & Ride Lot at IL-157 (Glen Carbon)

Location: S. Main St in New Douglas to Old Edwardsville Rd. in Pontoon Beach

Features: A combination of woods and farmland, with access to parks, neighborhoods and historic districts
in both Edwardsville and Glen Carbon

Points of Interest: Edwardsville Township Park, Glen Carbon Miner Park, LCCC N.O. Nelson Campus, Edwardsville Children's Museum, Alhambra Fireman and Legion Park

Trail Connections: MCT Nature Trail, MCT Quercus Grove Trail, MCT Ronald J. Foster Heritage Trail, on-road bike lanes in rural Edwardsville, (Hazel Road, Maple Road, Columbia Road, Jerusalem Road, Spangle Road)

We are pleased to announce the completion of the Glen Carbon Historic Interpretive Signs project. You'll find the signs along the Heritage and Nickel Plate trails. Below is a map with numbers indicating where the signs are located. Click on the numbers on the map to get a bit of history about that area.