East Lick Creek Trail

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.65 out of 5
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Intermediate
7
miles

Singletrack
↑ 700 ft
↓ 300 ft
512
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
This was a fun out-and-back including many root systems to navigate while you catch scenic glimpses of Lake Springfield. There are configured jumps and even the rickety makings of a small BC section. East Lick Creek's initial trail runs about 1.2 miles and dumps onto an unused section of old Route 66. As you exit the first section, ride left over an old bridge to find another, longer section of trails. These provided more enjoyment with tougher ups and switchbacks as well as one hefty log pile and plenty of deadfall to keep the ride interesting. This back section eventually loops back after about another 2-3 miles and spills back out to the Route 66 bridge. Take the first section back to the trailhead and continue south on the paved bike lane for Polecat Creek Trail.
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Trail Features
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  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (21 total check-ins)
  millionbux   on Oct 18, 2016
  bsnake888   on Jul 9, 2016
  AlienFit27   on Jun 18, 2016
  lowjack68   on Mar 31, 2015
  lowjack68   on Mar 29, 2015
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Reviews (18)
 

Granny Gear

May 27, 2017
 
Review: Over the past year and a half these trails have made massive improvements from new jumps to bridges going over muddyer areas and just recently a half mile worth of new trail was added. These trails never leave me dissapointed almost every week when I ride there has been new additions or improvemen added. My only complaint is that when it rains these trails get sloppy. I would avoid riding for a few days after a rain fall. We have a great mtb community.

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Granny Gear

April 2, 2016
Jared Ross Granny Gear  
 
Review: Kickapoo was closed due to rain and this was a fun alternative. Great little trail. Not elaborate, but passable and maintained. There were a few features such as a small jump over a creek. There was one low spot that was impassable due to mud due to recent rain, but it wasn't a big deal. I enjoyed the challenge of the roots. I just wish the trail was longer, but for Illinois, it suffices.

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March 28, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: This is a nice loop with a little up and down, not much technical but pretty good flow. Definitely worth the visit!

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Granny Gear

February 20, 2015
 
Review: 10x better than polecat right down the path. LOTS of fun for fat bikes with some snow, because they're is little foot traffic to mess the trails up. Not too many trees in the way, just ride around if you cannot go over them. Only down in Springfield on occasion, but will definitely stop back.

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Gramcounter

September 26, 2014
Eric Peden Gramcounter  
 
Review: Trail is horribly overgrown with a lot of downed trees. Some run Round trails where trees are down but needs a lot of work.

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Granny Gear

August 8, 2014
Chad Coady Granny Gear  
 
Review: This network of three trails is pretty fun, with some decent obstacles. A friend of mine and I went through last week (Aug 1st 2014) with a machete and cleared a bunch of the (itchy) weeds and a couple of the fallen trees. We still have more work to do and will probably do some clearing the second week of August. If anyone wants to help, message me on Facebook.

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Granny Gear

July 26, 2014
Jimmy181 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Hit this trail today, it is overgrown, however all fallen trees were out of the way. I enjoy this trail, it is challenging with all the roots. There is a ton of potential at this place if someone like Cilta were to start maintaining it.

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July 10, 2014
Guest   
 
Review: Trail needs work. In some parts fallen trees make it impassable and others have weeds that have completely taken over the trail. Had to stop 1/2 mile in. Needs lots of work otherwise would be great.

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July 10, 2014
Guest   
 
Review: Trail is in real bad shape right nextnow. Downed trees block you off in some places and most of the trails have weeds overgrow them. Needs some work. Has some great obstacles otherwise...

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Bunny Hop

September 11, 2013
macebyer Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Trail all cleared up. Featured to tons of root systems! Awesome ride

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East Lick Creek Trail MTB Trail 3.65 out of 5 based on 18 ratings. 18 user reviews.
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