Farmdale Reservoir Recreation Area

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4.62 out of 5
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Intermediate
18.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 800 ft
↓ 500 ft
584
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
There's everything from open fire roads to tight technical singletrack to man made obstacles and stunts. This place rocks. Other trails in this area that are must rides are Independence Park in Marquette Heights and Dirksen Park in Pekin. Jubilee State Park is also worth a visit.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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  epic.biker   on Aug 14, 2018
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Reviews (21)
 

Granny Gear

November 4, 2017
 
Review: I was traveling for a conference and brought my bike because I researched trails in the Peoria area. Farmdale was the first pick and I enjoyed 4 hours riding the trails. I think I hit all trails and many roads multiple times. There are trails for every ability. Schrolls trail was the most technical and fun with some nice obstacles. I stop counting the number of creek crossings. All where maneageable. You won't be disappointed with these trails.

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Granny Gear

June 22, 2017
ridemx129 Granny Gear  
 
Review: I'm so glad I checked these trails out while I'm here for work. I will for sure be back.

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Gramcounter

August 5, 2016
davver Gramcounter  
 
Review: This is a fun ride. There is a good variety of terrain and a nice mix of beginner and intermediate single track with go around options. No Trail Fee! Bugs were not bad at all on a hot and muggy day. There are a number of stream crossings which make the ride fun also. The trails are marked well to let you know that you are on the trail, but there are no maps on the trail to let you know where you are on the trail. Print a map and bring it with you. The ride will be much more enjoyable with a map. I would have rated this trail a 5 if there were maps on the course. Oh, and the large piles of horse manure that littered the trail in various spots.

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Gramcounter

August 26, 2015
jwilkinson Gramcounter  
 
Review: Good parks

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Granny Gear

April 25, 2015
tdumyahn Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great course for all skill levels!

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Granny Gear

December 29, 2014
Hoyt13 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Awesome place to ride, jump, and work on your skills!

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Granny Gear

December 24, 2014
bishopdo Granny Gear  
 
Review: One of the best of trails in the area. Schrolls is technical and fun. "Mike & Dons" and "Creek Side" are more flowing. There are a couple of short downhill sections that are part of the race series. Overall great variety.

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Bunny Hop

July 1, 2014
JayReav1 Bunny Hop  
 
Review: My favorite place to ride. Plenty of miles of trails. It has everything from smooth rolling hills to intense downhills. Great place to ride if you are in the area.

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Granny Gear

November 5, 2013
bman7785 Granny Gear  
 
Review: This is an excellent place to ride in Illinois it has miles of single track that ranges from flowing fast smooth easy to intermediate skill with some small jumps and log rolls along the way. Also some decent climbs and decends and lots of switch backs in some areas. There are also some difficult sections to the trail schrolls is awesome also in the area on the map called playground there is sweet downhill called knock knock that I would recommend and last but not least to the left of the parking lot there is a jump line as well as four skinnys and three drops though the last I was there the highest drop was out of order. All in all if your in Illinois it's worth stopping. I've been going as much as twice a week since I first went and I live an hour and a half away.

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Granny Gear

October 27, 2013
bman7785 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Fantastic place to ride has a little bit of everything but mostly nice maintained single track but there are definetly challenges too. TNT whistler and scrolls where must ride trails and the downhill course is on top of blue chevy hill and the mtx (which is more like a spot to practice drops and a jump line with two skinnys) is right by the parking lot if your facing the park it's to the left and you can't miss it

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Farmdale Reservoir Recreation Area MTB Trail 4.62 out of 5 based on 21 ratings. 21 user reviews.
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