Length: 4 mi (6.4 km)
Elevation: +34/28 ft
Total: 15 riders
Mountain Biking I.C. Rail Trail
#33 of 108 mountain bike trails in Illinois
#3606 in the world
The trails consist of mainly hard-pack dirt with some rock and portions of pavement in between the sections. The single-track has a nice mixture of smooth flowing trail and tighter technical terrain. Obstacles include logs, small ravines, slight off camber trail sections, inclines, rollers, small jumps (optional), berms, gravity dips, low clearance, tight tree sections, roots, stumps and some rocks. Some of the obstacles have go-around options. The varied obstacles are the weather and vegetation. The trails are multi-use and are open year round to walkers, hikers, runners and bikers. Bicyclists are asked to ride the trails counter-clockwise (ascending numerical order) while other users are asked to travel in a clockwise (descending numerical order) for visibility and safety. This trail is not open to horses.
Before you go
- No Drinking water
- No E-bikes permitted
- Fat biking allowed in winter
- No Fee required
- No Lift service
- Night riding allowed
- No Pump track
The I.C. Rail Trail can be accessed from four different locations,
1. Via the Lowell Parkway Trail (bike path) starting at the parking lot on Washington St.
2. Via the gravel road leading from the dog park at the end of Washington St. out to the Meadows Park trails. There is a parking lot at the dog park.
3. Lowell Park via the connector trail to the Lowell Parkway Trail (bike path). Parking is at the Nature center.
4. At the intersection of Lowell Park Road and the Joe Stengel Trail/Lowell Park Trail. There is no parking at this entrance.
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