The Carlyle Lake Bike Trail, is a cooperative effort between the City of Carlyle and the US Army Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake! The Trail is comprised of bike trails and routes that connect the City to the southern edge of Carlyle Lake and public lands maintained by the Corps. It’s a great way to tour Carlyle and take in great views of the Lake and adjacent farmland, prairie, and wetlands.
The Trail consists of looped routes within the City that take you through historic neighborhoods, main commercial districts, restaurants, shops. It also consists of an out-and-back ride along the top of the Carlyle Lake Dam and saddle dams maintained by the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources. All told, over 20 miles of bike routes and trails are presented.