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General Dacey Trail Mountain Bike Extension



6.2 mile 9.9 kilometer loop
100% Singletrack


Ascent: 528' 161 m
Descent: -529' -161 m
High: 724' 221 m
Low: 631' 192 m


Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 20% (12°)


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Trail shared by Mark Shanks


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A great ride on carving singletrack through scenic woodlands with awesome views of Lake Shelbyville!

Mark Shanks

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Family Friendly The trails in the General Dacey Trail system are smooth, rolling, and have great views and multiple options for loops.

Closed during deer hunting seasons.


This ride takes a tour of the awesome new trails along Lake Shelbyville. Enjoy smooth, rolling trails with scenic views of the lake and old forests along the shore.


Parking is located at the north end of Forest Park. Follow the north loop of the gravel trail to the switchback leading down to the creek crossing. The singletrack trails start at the picnic table there. Maps are posted or you can use the MTB Project mobile app to navigate.

Start out on the Ag Pass trail which features nice, rolling hills with scenic views of the forest and creek. Ag Pass is a great out and back on its own with gentle, rolling hills and a well-maintained surface.

From Ag Pass, continue onto the Boulder Loop. The Boulder Loop is a fast, carving singletrack loop with a great scenic overlook of Lake Shelbyville. Starting off of Ag Pass, the start of the loop winds along the shore of Ninth Street Cove with great views of Lake Shelbyville. The trail has some gradual ups and downs but nothing too challenging.

You then connect to Split Rock Loop trail on the north side. The Split Rock Loop starts and ends on the northwest corner of Boulder Loop and makes for a scenic tour of the old growth forest that grows along the shores of Lake Shelbyville. There is one creek crossing and a single steep hill, but otherwise it is mostly upland forest riding, with a nice rest stop view of Club Cove about halfway through the loop.

Spilt Rock Loop connects back to Boulder Loop and then Ag Pass so you can loop back to your starting point to finish out your ride.


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Aug 31, 2018
Aaron Ebbinghouse
Decent flow. Solid lake views and a few fun jumps and features. Definitely pay attention to the trail to watch for sand and gravel.
Aug 30, 2018
Tyler Roberts
My usual ride in shelbyville is around 15 miles.
Apr 20, 2018
Tonya Moseley
First ride! 6.2mi
Apr 20, 2018
Josh Moseley
First ride 6.2mi
Nov 24, 2017
Travis Loy
Aug 10, 2017
Quinton Scott
Jul 17, 2017
Travis Loy

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  4.6 from 7 votes


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Rest stop bench at scenic overlook on the Boulder Loop.
Oct 30, 2015 near Shelbyv…, IL
Singletrack trail in scenic forest near the Boulder Loop.
Oct 30, 2015 near Shelbyv…, IL
Half Dome Rock on the Boulder Loop.
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