22 miles of scenic, paved bike trails winding through a beautiful wooded lake setting. Along the trails, you’ll find gorgeous vistas and rest areas with benches. Stop by the US Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Center near the west end of the dam to pick up a Rend Lake Bike Trail map. Bike rentals are available at Seasons Lodge at Rend Lake Golf Complex – (618) 629-2600 and in Benton at Cycle 1 Bikes & Fitness – (618) 200-9242
The Rend Lake Mountain Bike Trail presently offers approximately 5 miles of the 12 miles planned for the area. The trail has four completed loops that wind through the old North Marcum Campground, passing the old campsites, through woods, by prairies, and along the beautiful Rend Lake shoreline. The trail is free and open from 8:00 AM until dusk each day. Contact the US Army Corps of Engineers office for more information at (618) 724-2493.