Kickapoo State Park Ramble

Danville, Illinois 61832

Kickapoo State Park Ramble

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"It’s hard to believe that all the scenic lakes and wooded hills at Kickapoo State Park were once home to an extensive strip-mining operation. After marveling at this enormous reclamation project, you’ll tour the quiet country roads that border the Middle Fork State Fish and Wildlife Area and ride through the valley carved out by a scenic river.

What was once considered a forsaken blight on the land is now one of the most popular parks in central Illinois. Located 6 miles west of Danville, the land at Kickapoo State Park was strip-mined for coal for nearly a hundred years. Strip mines were big business within Vermilion County, and according to the State of Illinois, these All the ponds at Kickapoo State Park were strip mines at one time."

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10/8/2011
This is a great trail. It is well maintained and goes from easy to difficult. I would recommend this to others.
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10/26/2000
Considering this trail is found in flat Central Illinois, it is a pleasant surprise! There has been some considerable expansion done since the last review. It appears that there are at least 3 more trails and several more miles of single track available now (Oct. 2000). Now, I know this isn't Moab, but it's nice to know there is a fun and somewhat challenging ride close by. There are several challenging descents into ravines...creek crossings, and some fairly intense technical climbs. Hats off to the Kickapoo Mountain Bike club for some very hard work putting this trail together. If you don't plan to fly west with your bike anytime soon...this ride is worth your time.
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Trail Information

Danville
Nearby City
25.8
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
Spring, summer, fall
Season
USGS Danville NW quad
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