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Lincoln-Prairie Grass Trail

Pathway between Mattoon to Charleston, Charleston, IL 61920


A 12-mile-long paved trail linking Mattoon and Charleston with convenient parking in both cities for easy access to the trail. The trail is open for bicyclists and walkers, no motorized traffic allowed.

Parking is available in Mattoon at the 10th Street ball fields, or by the Roundhouse Complex on Shelby Avenue. Parking is also available midway off Loxa Road where the trail crosses the road. In Charleston, there is a small parking area between the industrial sites where Madison Avenue and CR 7/Old State Road run parallel. Additional parking is at the ball fields on Division Street in Charleston.


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