Carlyle Lake Bike Trail

Carlyle Lake Bike Trail – Clinton County  |  20 Miles

Type: Shared-Use Paths

Owned by:  City of Carlyle and US Army Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake

Hours: More information here at City of Carlyle’s Website

Location and Directions: Begin at the Carlyle Lake Visitor’s Center (and pick up a map, too!)

 795 Lake Rd, Carlyle, IL 62231

Facilities: Shared-use paths, on-road facilities, and various surfaces. 

Regulations: Posted on trail.  


The Carlyle Lake Bike Trail is a collaborative effort between the City of Carlyle and the US Army Corps of Engineers at Caryle Lake.  Within the City of Carlyle, there are a series of bike routes and trails and the historic General Dean Suspension Bridge. The US Army Corps of Engineers maintains trails along many of the dams along the Lake. Skilled riders may enjoy the on-road, 65-mile Carlyle Lake Bike Route which follows streets taking riders all the way around Carlyle Lake in a loop. HeartLands Conservancy assisted with a trails planning effort for the Carlyle Lake Trails in 2010.