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Level: Intermediate
Length: 10 mi (16.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +248/ -53 ft
Total: 54 riders

Mountain Biking The Fay Pickering Memorial Trails

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#7 of 128 mountain bike trails in Illinois
#445 in the world

Intermediate single track with some large climbs, for the area, beautiful views of the lake, four loops some with technical areas and/or steep climbs, and all through scenic woods. Main trailhead and parking at 18050-, 18332 N Hammer Rd., Marshall, IL 62441.

First added by byby88 on Apr 18, 2015. Last updated May 8, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: yes
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: yes
  • E-bikes allowed: yes
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From I-70 Marshall IL exit head south on IL route 1 to US-40 W to E Spike town Rd., to N1400th St., to E 1600 Rd., to N1300th St., to E Hammer Rd. which becomes N Hammer Rd. follow this to the trailhead and parking at 18050-, 18332 N Hammer Rd., Marshall, IL 62441. The trail headband parking are at the NE end of a dam.
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Rider questions

Q: Is there camping at the trails or nearby?
A: You can camp a few miles on the NW part of the lake in Mill Creek Park

Q: Swimming at lake too?
A: You can swim a few miles away at Mill Creek Park. Same lake, different area.