Constitution Trail

Constitution Banner

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

Photo of Constitution Trail Map

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.

25th Anniversary Constitution Trail Chronology [PDF]
Trail 25th Photo for Website