Hike the Canal

2021 Hike Schedule

You need not be a member of the Friends to join us in any of the hikes. There is no fee for the hikes. We ask that you dress weather appropriately.

For more detailed information to locate the meeting/parking site email hikes@friends-hennepin-canal.org or phone Ed Herrmann at 815-664-2403 (home phone).

The hike schedule is posted below, along with links to recaps and photos of our previous hikes.

Date Hike Route Length Meet/Park @ Hike Name
Jan. 17 Bridge 37 to Lock 25  4.4 miles Geneseo Campground (IL Rt. 82) Cardinal
Feb. 21 Lock 17 to Lock 21  3.2 miles Lock 21 (Lift Bridge) Kingfisher
March 21 Lock 6 to Lock 11 (Br. 6)    4.6 miles Lock 11 (Tiskilwa) Snapping Turtle
April 18 Lock 21 to Bridge 15  5.4 miles Br. 15 (Visitor’s Ctr.)  Raccoon
May 16 Lock 33 to Bridge 47   4.9 miles Br. 45 IL. Rt. 40 (W. of Days Inn, Rock Falls)   Indigo Bunting
June 13 Bridge 59 to Bridge 62   4.2 miles IL. Rt. 92 (Bridge 56) Barred Owl
July 18 Bridge 41 to Lock 29  3.7 miles Lock 29 (Colona) Woodchuck
Aug. 15 Bridge 34 to Bridge 37    3.5 miles IL. Rt. 82 (Geneseo Campground) Woodcock
Sep. 19 Bridge 50 to Bridge 52  4.1 miles Bridge 50 (IL. Rt. 172) Cottonwood
Oct. 17 Bridge 15 to Bridge 17A  4.8 miles Br. 15 W. Parking Lot, Visitor’s Ctr.) Water Snake
Nov. 21 Bridge 62 to Lock 22    4.7 miles Lock 22  Red Winged Blackbird
December No Hike – Happy Holidays      

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