Adventure Projects is hiring an Android engineer to join us in Boulder, CO
MTB Project Logo

I.C. Rail Trail

 4.5 (2)

4.0 Miles 6.5 Kilometers


145' 44 m


-145' -44 m



Avg Grade (1°)


Max Grade (3°)

821' 250 m


742' 226 m


Shared By Timothy Grosnick


All Clear 10 days ago
Dry History

Getting forecast...

Dixon's first section of singletrack. Formerly known as "Lowell Parkway Singletrack."

Timothy Grosnick

Dogs Leashed

Features -none-

Family Friendly Some of the sections are easy enough for younger or less experienced riders to enjoy.


The I.C. Rail Trail is named after the Illinois Central Railroad bed that it is built along. The trail consists of 12 sections of mixed difficulty, traversing the varied terrain along the Lowell Parkway Trail corridor. The trail numbering starts and ends at the intersection of the Lowell Parkway Trail and the gravel access road from Washington St. to the Meadows Park trails. The trails are multi-use and are open year round to walkers, hikers, runners and bikers. This trail is not open to horses.

The I.C. Rail Trail can be accessed from four different locations,
1. Via the Lowell Parkway Trail (bike path) starting at the parking lot on Washington St.
2. Via the gravel road leading from the dog park at the end of Washington St. out to the Meadows Park trails. There is a parking lot at the dog park.
3. Lowell Park via the connector trail to the Lowell Parkway Trail (bike path). Parking is at the Nature center.
4. At the intersection of Lowell Park Road and the Joe Stengel Trail/Lowell Park Trail. There is no parking at this entrance.

The singletrack has a nice mixture of smooth flowing sections and tighter technical terrain. Obstacles include logs, small ravines, off camber, inclines, rollers, small jumps, berms, gravity dips, low clearance, tight tree sections, roots, stumps and some rocks. Some of the obstacles have go around options. The other varied obstacle is the vegetation.

The trails have been built are maintained by volunteers from the local bike club, Rock River Valley Bicycle Club (RRVBC) with the permission of the Dixon Park District.


You & This Trail

Rate Quality

   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Your Check-Ins


Jul 11, 2018
Atticus Weatherby
Trail is dry and reasonably trimmed in most places. Perfect day for a ride 6mi
May 25, 2018
Timothy Grosnick
Including the new sections and a deer in the trail. 4.5mi
May 16, 2018
Timothy Grosnick
Jul 16, 2017
Greg Vassmer
Fun flowy ride 4.7mi
May 21, 2017
Timothy Grosnick
Trail work
Nov 11, 2016
Timothy Grosnick
Leaf covered but in good shape otherwise!
Sep 27, 2016
Timothy Grosnick
Walking the trail to check them for TKMBD this Saturday.
Sep 23, 2016
Timothy Grosnick
Cleaned up sections 4 and 9 tonight.

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 2 votes


  4.5 from 2 votes
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star


in Illinois


41 Views Last Month
651 Since Aug 11, 2015
Intermediate Intermediate



MTB Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Mountain Bike

MTB Project is supported by

Support Your Local IMBA Chapter