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Kickapoo State Park

Intermediate
 4.1 (23) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A great trail for casual to advanced riders.


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11.3

Miles

18.2

KM

95%

Singletrack

757' 231 m

High

599' 182 m

Low

892' 272 m

Up

892' 272 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Features Drops/Jumps · Views

Do not ride when wet!! One Way Only: This is designated as a directional trail.

Overview

Singletrack throughout and directional flow. All trails follow a counter-clockwise direction. The are plenty of features on this trail to keep the ride interesting. Log jumps, dips, climbs, and technical switchbacks.

Description

The Kickapoo system is made up of trail segments. They are as follows:
Trail 1 is the connection between Kickapoo Park Road and Haul Road. The trail is level and the surface is gravel and grass. It provides access to Trails 1a, 1b and Haul Road. It is bi-directional, so mindful of alternate trail users.
Trail 1a begins a short distance from Haul Road on Trail 1. It is a long trail with varied descents and climbs. There are plenty of great ravine views.
Trail 1b is an easy trail off of Trail 1 and is great for families and casual riders.
Trail 2 begins with a short, steep climb. This trail has a nice flow with a large ravine in the middle and a fast stretch leading into a winding section.
Trail 3 is technical with twists, turns, and short climbs. There are several narrows that will take new riders by surprise, so watch your bars and pedals.
Trail 4 has a wall-ride, a drop, a water crossing and a long, rocky climb called "Heartbreak Hill." Then follows a twisting path along ravine tops.
Trail 5 is a challenging ride with log jumps and various dips. There's also a sitting bench overlooking "Stump Pond" and Haul Road located just beyond Playground Loop.
Trail 6 is mostly straight, fast, and downhill, with a drop midway and a hard left near the end. This is one of the fastest sections. Have fun and be careful.
Trail 7 features a fast, off-camber downhill turn, followed by a tight, winding climb. It then continues along ravine tops, finishing with a quick jump run.
Trail 8 starts out with a moderate ride that leads to the "Three Kings" a series of steep climbs ending in a downhill that's sandy, loose gravel. Use caution.
Trail 9 begins on Haul Road a short ride from Trail 8. It has a few dips prior to rivine crossing in the middle and is relatively level to the exit onto Haul Road.
Haul Road is a gravel road along the west side of the main system. Generally an easy ride that includes several modest uphill and downhill sections.
Heaven & Hell is technical, with bench-cut downhills, tight switchbacks and intense climbs. Use caution.
Playground Loop, located on the interior of Trail 5, has a fast jump run and a series of progressively larger drops. Use caution.

Contacts

Shared By:

Adam Aull with improvements by Anthony Maro

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 23 votes

#834

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  4.1 from 23 votes
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Photos

Kickapoo State Park - MTB Project Recommended Route
Mar 9, 2021 near Oakwood, IL
End of Trail 9, beginning of Trail 2, closing the grand loop!
Dec 31, 2015 near Oakwood, IL
Trail 2
Apr 8, 2015 near Oakwood, IL

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Jan 10, 2021
justin shepherd
3.8mi
Nov 28, 2020
Ross Alcorn
confusing trail to follow in some spots. a lot of awkward turns. some should be opened up for a bit better flow. 24mi — 3h 00m
Aug 25, 2020
Kevin Cannon
Jun 30, 2020
David Willis
Wow - the KMBC crew has put together an incredible network out here. Really doing the most with the terrain available. Kudos all around. Thanks for… 11.3mi
Jun 9, 2020
David Alice
14.7mi — 2h 02m
Jun 7, 2020
David Alice
11.2mi — 1h 32m
May 11, 2020
Ben Lundy
Nov 10, 2019
Frank Jones