In 1986, the Town of Normal and the City of Bloomington began purchasing right-of-way property of the abandoned Illinois Central railway with the vision of developing a linear park. A year later, a portion of the trail was dedicated and named “Constitution Trail” in celebration of the U.S. Constitution bicentennial.
The Trail blossomed and now reaches many segments of the Twin City metropolis. The trail is one of the most treasured and utilized recreational amenities within the Town of Normal. Numerous trailhead parking areas and trail connections make for easy access for all to enjoy.
Trailhead location: 900 S. Linden St. Underwood Park, Brander Shelter
Downloadable Constitution Trail Map [PDF]
Trail Rules and Regulations
Open daily from one hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset.
Motorized vehicles are prohibited.
Stay on the right side of the trail and obey all warning and regulation signs.
Clean up after your leashed pets.
Give audible warning signals when passing other users.
Please keep your speed down so not to endanger yourself and others.
Be always courteous, respectful, and aware of your surroundings.
The Friends of the Constitution Trail
The Friends of the Constitution Trail is a civic group advocating for the expansion and beautification of the entire trail system. Through membership dues, donations and grants, the group helps fund Trail improvements and amenities. Learn more about this effort by visiting The Friends of Constitution Trail website.
Beginning 7 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 6, Virginia Ave. between South Linden St. and Hillcrest St. will be closed to traffic. Weather permitting, road closure is expected to last until late Oct. Drivers are urged to use caution when traveling through the area. Read on...
Town of Normal Parks & Recreation added educational signs about monarch butterflies and a photo-worthy set of butterfly wings to Underwood Park in addition to new birdhouses designed to attract birds to the
native habitat area. Read on...