Ralph B Birks Recreational Trail/Ben Butterworth Memorial Parkway/ Great River Trail
Located along the Mississippi River, the Birks Recreational Trail runs the entire span of Moline’s 4.2 mile shoreline. Two miles include the Ben Butterworth Memorial Parkway, and the remaining 2 miles is along roads, sidewalks, and separated paths adjacent to downtown Moline and businesses. This trail is perfect for cyclists, walkers, and runners of all abilities. The terrain is flat and surface is asphalt and concrete. A small portion utilizes city streets, but it is primarily separated trail. This trail is part of the Great River Trail that connects Rock Island, IL to Savanna IL.
This trail is located along the Rock River, running east from Greenvalley Sports Complex at 60th Street and west to the Rock Island border. This trail also provides access to cross the Rock River to Milan via the Rock Island-Milan Beltway Bridge. The terrain is flat and utilizes roads, sidewalks, and separated paths on the south side of town. This trail is perfect for cyclists, walkers, and runners of all abilities. The terrain is flat and surface is crushed stone, asphalt, and concrete. A large portion utilizes city streets, but also has sections of separated trail, including a section running through Greenvalley Nature Preserve. The complete route is approximately 6.24 miles.
Sylvan Island (1st Ave and 2nd Street, Moline, IL 61265) is an abandoned industrial site that is approximately 37 acres in the Mississippi River/ Sylvan Slough. A fairly flat crushed limestone walking/running path circles the island and dirt mountain biking trails weave throughout the island for multiple ability levels.
Prospect Park Trails
Terrain varies from easy to very difficult. All paths are paved with concrete or asphalt, however skateboarding and bicycling are discouraged. There are just less than 2 miles of trails.
Greenvalley Softball Complex Walking Path
This .818 mile path circles the outfields of the ball diamonds, perfect for family members to take a walk between games or during practice. It is a crushed stone surface.
Quad City Water Trails