The Kaskaskia Alliance Trail
, named in honor of local Illini
tribes, extends the Grand Illinois Trail
from Lock 14 in La Salle
to Lock 3 in Bureau, Illinois
. It courses a route through Peru, Spring Valley and DePue, where it closely follows the Great Bend of the Illinois River.
Developed chiefly through local effort, the trail project was initiated in 1992 due to the efforts of Bill Brown of Utica, Illinois,l Blouke Carus of Peru, Illinois and Todd Volker of Ottawa, Illinois.