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Kickapoo State Park

 9 votes

11.3 Miles 18.2 Kilometers



892' 272 m


-892' -272 m


757' 231 m


599' 182 m



Avg Grade (2°)


Max Grade (17°)

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46 days agoUpdate

A great trail for casual to advanced riders.

Adam Aull


Do not ride when wet!!
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.
Dogs: No Dogs


The Kickapoo system is made up of trail segments. They are as follows:
Trail 2 begins with a short, steep climb called surprise hill. Its relatively flowy with a large ravine crossing near the middle. The ravine decent and climb are moderately steep.
Trail 3 is highly technical with twists, turns, and short climbs. There are several skinnies that riders who are unfamiliar with this trail will definitely want to watch out for.
Trail 4 has wall ride turns, a drop section, water crossing, and a long climb called heartbreak hill.It follows a twisting and slightly uphill path along ravine tops.
Trail 5 is a loop. It has a number of steep dips, log jumps, and a few narrow spots. There is a fast, flowing section before coming to the playground.
Trail 6 is straight-ish, fast, and mostly downhill with a drop midway and a table top at the end. This is one of the fastest portions of the system.
Trail 7 has a fast off camber downhill turn followed by a tight windy climb. It continues along bench cut ravines with downhill, climbs, and jumps. Touted as one of the most exhilarating portions of the system.
Trail 8 starts out with a moderate descent and climb that lead to the '3 kings'. The '3 kings' is a series of steep climbs ending in a tight switchback near the end. Use caution.
Trail 9 begins on Haul Road just a short ride from Trail 8. It has a few ravine dips prior to the major ravine crossing near the middle. The remainder of the trail is moderately level and exits onto Haul Road.
Haul Road is a dirt/gravel road running alongside the west side of the system. It is generally an easy ride that has several modest up and downhill portions.
Heaven & Hell is complex with narrow, bench cut downhills and tight switchbacks. This leads to a quick rise and drop in the middle before the an arduous climb back to the top of the ridge.
Nirvana begins roughly in the middle of Trail 6 and is a fast, steep downhill that transitions into flowing singletrack which gradually climbs up to meet the beginning of Trail 8.
Playground Loop is on the interior of Trail 5. A climb sets the rider up for a fast downhill with jumps in succession. This is followed by another climb leading to a 2nd downhill with more jumps.


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