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Level: Intermediate
Length: 9 mi (14.5 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +196/194 ft
Total: 49 riders

Mountain Biking Dirksen Park

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#9 of 109 mountain bike trails in Illinois
#572 in the world

This is the place to go if you are looking for a more intense mountain-biking experience. With everything from grinding climbs, tight singletrack, and screaming descents, to ladders, ramps, teeter-toters, drops and whatever other amazing obstacles they have thought up lately. There's nothing else like it in the midwest. This trail will make you appreciate a good helmet and might make you question buying some more safety gear.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
from the east Off I74 get on I-474 I-474 WEST exit towards MOLINE-ROCK ISLAND/PEKIN, exit #99 Continue on ramp - go 1.4 mi becomes I-474 WEST - go 3.5 mi Take the IL-29 exit towards EAST PEORIA/PEKIN, exit #9 - go 0.3 mi Continue towards PEKIN - go < 0.1 mi Turn Left on MAIN ST - go 0.5 mi Continue on MAIN ST/RADIO CITY DR - go 0.1 mi Turn Left on N MAIN ST - go 0.8 mi Continue on S MAIN ST - go 0.7 mi Turn Left on EDGEWATER DR - go 0.4 mi Arrive at 2200 EDGEWATER DR, PEKIN
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Pekin, Illinois

Intermediate | 12 mi

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  • mtbbossmann

    Loved this place! Was a great ride for me and the wife lots of log rides for me and easy by pass for her. New riders. The downhills are fast and some are sketchy which gets that adrenaline going for your killer climb back up.

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  • jwilkinson

    Great trails for Illinois and no traffic on the trails. I ride there at least once a month. Worth a drive to check out

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  • epic.biker

    I visited this trail in Nov. 2011 and just got a big overhaul. Lots of trees that were blocking the trails have been removed and everything was in great shape.

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  • Adamantium

    Great trail to get lost in. winding singletrack, some good downhill, some grueling climbs, and even a little north shore stuff. it can get a bit overgrown but all that does is keep riders there to a minimal, i have been there a couple of times and never seen a soul. great find for central il. thanks go little ade's bike shop for the well maintained trails

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