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The Headwaters Trail

The Headwaters Trail

The Headwaters Trail is accessed off of North State Street in Franklin Grove. Follow the signs to the parking lot. The trail wanders through various habitats including prairie, wetland, cropland, savanna and woodlands. The signs explain about these diverse habitats.

This beautiful piece of land is where the Franklin Creek starts. There are signs along the trail to guide you on your way. 

The Headwaters property is owned by FCCA and open to the public for recreation. There are NO bikes or motorized vehicles allowed on the trails.

Difficulty Rating
1/5
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Markers

Banker Shelter

1589 Deer Path Ln, Franklin Grove, IL 61031, USA

Bartlett Shelter

1973-1869 Twist Rd, Franklin Grove, IL 61031, USA

Big Bridge

1810 Twist Rd, Franklin Grove, IL 61031, USA

Black Bass Trail

1589 Deer Path Ln, Franklin Grove, IL 61031, USA

Cross Country Skiing Trails

1892 Twist Rd, Franklin Grove, IL 61031, USA

Two of the six miles of equestrian trails serve as ski trails.

Dysarts Pond

Franklin Grove Township, IL, USA

Equestrian Trails

1893 Twist Rd, Franklin Grove, IL 61031, USA

Snowmobiling: Four of the six miles of equestrian trails serve as snowmobile trails with 4 inches of snow base after hunting season.

Franklin Creek Grist Mill

1893 Twist Road, Franklin Grove, IL 61031, USA

Hausen-Knox Shelter

1589 Deer Path Ln, Franklin Grove, IL 61031, USA

Headwaters

105 N State St, Franklin Grove, IL 61031, USA

Horseback Riding Trails

1894 Twist Rd, Franklin Grove, IL 61031, USA

Equestrian Trails - 6 miles

Hurd Memorial

Franklin Grove Township, IL, USA

John Husar Memorial Fishing Pier

1973-1869 Twist Rd, Franklin Grove, IL 61031, USA

Kiwanis Shelter

1457 Old Mill Rd, Franklin Grove, IL 61031, USA

Mill Spring Trail

1973-1869 Twist Rd, Franklin Grove, IL 61031, USA

4.5 miles - The Mill Springs Trail is a unique, concrete-surfaced trail suitable for people of all mobility levels.

Mill Springs Day Use Area

1456 Old Mill Rd, Franklin Grove, IL 61031, USA

Norwegian Hill Trail

Franklin Grove Township, IL, USA

Park Office

1893 Twist Rd, Franklin Grove, IL 61031, USA

Pioneer Pass

1813 Twist Rd, Franklin Grove, IL 61031, USA

Playground Equipment 1

1862 Twist Rd, Franklin Grove, IL 61031, USA

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