The Janesville to Beloit Peace Trail Project
The New Big Hill Park Trail under construction December 2015
City of Beloit Parks Project.
Map of the trail from the Welty Center (formerly Girl Scout center) at the bottom of the map to playground area near the base of the hill at the top of the map. The trail will connect with the Peace Trail along the Rock River heading north to Janesville.
12.12.2015 New trail exits near the playground at the base of the park.
Asphalt will be added early in 2016.
<strong>Consider Donating to Keep The Peace Trail Moving! An online donation form can be found below.
The vision for the Beloit-Janesville Peace Trail is to provide a regional bicycling and recreation connection focused on Rock County’s natural and cultural heritage,specifically celebrating the Rock River and associated environmental corridors as a unique ecosystem with local and regional significance. The establishment of this corridor will enhance the quality of life of current and future Rock County residents and diversify opportunities for recreation and tourism within the region. Additionally, the development of this corridor will have a positive economic impact for the communities it connects and passes through, particularly the charming hamlet of Afton located roughly halfway between the Tripp Road trailhead and Big Hill Park. Finally, development of the Janesville-Beloit Bicycle Route demonstrates the continued commitment of Rock County, The City of Beloit, the City of Janesville, the Town of Rock, and the Town of Beloit to sustaining and enhancing the unique experience one enjoys as a resident, business, and/or visitor to the region.
One anticipated benefit of the development of a dedicated bicycling route between Beloit and Janesville is the enhancement of the economic viability of all of the communities the route touches. Businesses in Beloit, Janesville, and Afton all stand to benefit from the increased interest and traffic that the proposed route is sure to generate. National studies show that 43% of vacationers cite bicycling as an important factor in selecting a destination. In Wisconsin, there is substantial, documented evidence that a recreational, multi-use trail provides communities with an economic shot in the arm.
Peace Trail Project Downloads
Peace Trail Project News
Janesville Gazette editorial on the plans for the Beloit-Janesville Bike Trail, June 2012; Link to Article
Beloit Daily News, Wisconsin communities see hope for bicycle path, February 19, 2013; Link to Article
Donate to Keep the Trail Project Moving!
Donate Two Ways! Online or you may mail donations to:
Rock Trail Coalition
P.O. Box 8101
Janesville, WI 53547-8101
Call Us with any questions: 608-289-5672