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The 54-mile Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail (KCT) traverses the eastern edge of the Middle Mississippi River Valley in ILLINOISouth. Cahokia in St. Clair County and Kaskaskia in Randolph County serve as the trail's bookends. While the main trail covers approximately 28 miles on the American Bottom floodplain of the Mississippi River, its also stretches through 26 miles of upland near the Ozark hills. Along the KCT path you'll find amazing nature and enough attractions to fill a weekend or even a week. Whether you begin your journey at the trailheads in Kaskaskia and Cahokia or somewhere in between, a unique experience awaits you. In Monroe County, you can gaze at one of the most beautiful views in America from the Miles Cemetery scenic overlook.

Monroe County KCT Attractions

You can also visit Kaskaskia Island and the Liberty Bell of the West at the Kaskaskia Bell State Historic Memorial in Randolph County.

Randolph County KCT Attractions:

The St. Clair County section of the KCT also has its own special attractions, including these below:

St. Clair County KCT Attractions

With all of these must-see historic sites and more, how could you pass the opportunity to check out the Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail? Make the KCT part of your latest ILLINOISouth adventure!


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