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Level: Intermediate
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: -
Total: 8 riders

Mountain Biking General Dacey Trail

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#46 of 127 mountain bike trails in Illinois
#4,665 in the world

Good single track up and down the hills and ravines of Lake Shelbyville

First added by AlienFit27 on Dec 31, 2002. Last updated Apr 23, 2020. → add an update
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  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Shelbyville, Illinois

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  • Mbtharp1

    Fun singletrack right next to Lake Shelbyville. Not a lot of features, but some fun flowy "natural" trails along with some challenging climbs. Boulder loop is my favorite trail here. If you live in the area this is a must ride!

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  • Tim Oller

    Good amount of trail at this time. I believe BIG things are coming to this trail system. Give it a try, get involved, and lets make it the best it can be

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  • aaronlock

    Park at the ag bypass to avoid the Road section. Decent Trail. Not as nice as Camp Camfield, Fay Pickering or Lakeview in Charleston. But a good trail to mix things up in Central IL.

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  • RealtorNate

    First of all, you have to ride a mile and a half of chip rock and crushed stone roads to get to the MTB trails, which sucks. I rate that 1 star. It would be better on a gravel bike. The map does show a back parking lot at the end of Ag Trail though, so maybe the locals avoid this boring section?

    The actual MTB trails wind through a nice forest. Split Rock trail is brutal though. It's poorly designed with a majority of its descents slowed by skinnies or tight turns just when you should be picking up speed. It's all climbing and very little payoff. Zero flow. I rate it 1 star.

    Boulder Loop on the other hand was fun. Lots of punchy climbs and flows descents. Nothing too taxing or difficult, but lots of fun. I rate it 3.5 stars.

    Bottom line, drive 20 miles to Camp Camfield, 40 miles to Faye Pickering, or 80 miles to Kickapoo for a more enjoyable ride.

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  • magicsoccer10

    Perfect trail system with 2 great loops. Start off at the ag section and you'll end up at the beginning of each loop. Great trail system and worth the trip. Camp Camfield is just up the road on the Sullivan side of the lake too. Both are diamonds for central Illinois! Bring a helmet and have fun!

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