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1 Garman Park

Average Rating:    (3.29 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 14

Rolling, semi-technical, logs, small drops, tight and narrow, and fast, good climbing for such a short trail. It will feel like you rode more than you do. Cool wet creek crossings. No hunting, no horses, no ATV's very well built trail, three different loops with increasing difficulty. Bring Grandma for the recreational singletrack 1.2 miles, bring the wife for the first 1.5 miles of narrow singletrack, have a blast on the rest of the singletrack for yourself. Not an extreme trail, just a good in town ride.
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Latitude
39.86943216825583
Longitude
-88.98166179656982
Trail Directions
Find Oakland Ave, go to Ravina Park Road turn on Fairview (sign for Garman there) Trailhead at the end of the road on the rocks to the left. Nice map display at parking area. This trail is brought to you by the Central IL. Mountain Bicycle Association (CIMBA). See the cimba.org web site for more trails in the area.
Trail Length
+/- 5 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
DECATUR
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Review Date
April 25, 2016

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: gregg winchester ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The trails at Garman have come a long way in the last couple years. It is being maintained by a small group of riders and myself. 2 new loops were added on the south side last year plus a dry crossing over the creek. Another trail on the north side is nearly complete with plans for more expansion. It is a small area but a great place for a quick ride if you don't have much time.

Recommended Route:
One way

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Camp Camfield Kickapoo Comlara Farmdale



Comments
Triad3 (04/06/2017)
It you are ever looking for an extra hand to help email me I would be happy to. t0m0286@gmail.com
Triad3 (04/06/2017)
It you are ever looking for an extra hand to help email me I would be happy to. t0m0286@gmail.com
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Review Date
September 30, 2015

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Robert Simer ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Today I made it out to Garman for the second time this year, the first time it looked as if the park district was making progress on cleaning up the area and today I discovered many improvements. To start the path to get across the stream is now a plank trail made out of a fallen tree and it was very nicely constructed. The wood bridges have all been updated and the berms are in a little better shape. I have been going out there since 2012 and I have to say this is the best it has looked since I started coming and it looked as if there were going to be more improvements coming soon. I'm excited to see what's to come for Garman. I'm from the area and I love this trail. Also it looks as if they are starting to extend the trail where the power lines are on the other side of the stream. This trail has very much potential and I wish there was a way I could help work on the trail. If so let me know.

Recommended Route:
Enter in through the far right entrance. But the trail is small enough either way does not matter.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Farmdale Reservior in East Peoria/Farmington Illinois.



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Review Date
April 21, 2011

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Green-O ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This trail is still open. CIMBA(Decatur)had done some great work to it last year. A bridge was out and they made a work around. I haven't been out there this year so they may have the bridge fixed. It's not a real long trail by any means, but it's a fun trail if you are in the area.

there is another CIMBA for Sullivan IL-Shelbyville-Camp Camfield-they may be the same group.

Recommended Route:
Ride the whole thing and then go back over some of the more interesting sections a few more times.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
All Peoria trails, Bloomington's Comlara Park, Kickapoo State Park, Camp Camfield in Sullivan.



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Review Date
April 13, 2009

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: ggssssww ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
It is my understanding that this trail has been closed and no longer in use.



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Review Date
September 27, 2007

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: kvn2833 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Fun short little trail, makes good use of available land. Properly built trail. I only made it around twice before i got a two inch thorn in my front tire, had to walk back to truck for a repair. There are trucks starting to encroach on the trail and come and dump cut trees and foliage almost on the trails. Before long they will probably destroy the trail. Besides those two negatives i liked this trail.

Recommended Route:
everywhich way you can come up with, its short.



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