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Independence Park (Indy)

Average Rating:    (4.74 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 23

fast and fun with logs,switchbacks,clinbs,downhills,and more logs
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Latitude
40.62535362390352
Longitude
-89.6149206161499
Trail Directions
Right off Rt.29 after I-474
Trail Length
15+miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Marquett Heights
   


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Review Date
October 16, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: MrMatson ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Indy is a great trail, I suggest parking at the top and riding the loop clockwise, this ends up being about a 9 mile ride +/- 1 mile depending on which trails you take. Indy definitely has the most elevation change of any trail in the area. There are some great fast twisty downhill sections and a few grueling climbs to get your heart pumping. There is very little technical challenge aside from some roots, optional log crossings and a couple 1 foot drops. The trail is a fun, fast, winding single track that will give you a decent workout.

Recommended Route:
Begin at the top by the baseball diamonds and ride the loop clockwise.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Farmdale Reservoir, Jubilee College State Park, Wildlife Prairie State Park, Black Partridge Park



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Review Date
June 4, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: dgw2jr ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Lots of trail to ride here with good flow and some tough climbs and screaming descents. You could spend hours riding here.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Black Partridge, Wildlife Prairie



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Review Date
October 17, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: grappler41 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Best trails around. Some parts are fast and some very technical. Some good climbs and some good roller-coasters. If you're luck you might come across some deer or turkeys. If you're unlucky you might actually hit them on the trail! Not to mention is very pretty back there!

Recommended Route:
I like to start up at the ball diamonds and head to Superman Hill and take the left or the right before you actually go down Superman. But you can't go wrong at Indy. Its all good!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Dirksen, McNaughton (horse sh*t every where and fire weed in even more places), Jubilee, urbans in Pekin or Peoria or even Chicago can be fun.



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Review Date
July 17, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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2.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: fireboy ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Great singletrack! Props to Mike, Deon, Scott, Havana Tim, Randy and all the other Pekin guys that have helped create and maintain this park. The advantage this park has over several others in the area is...NO HORSES!!! It's pretty much a MTB park with very few hikers and NO horses...sweeeeeet.

Recommended Route:
North side single track out....South side single track back to the car.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Farmdale and Indy are my favorites (Farmdale does allow horses, but does have MTB only trails. Jubilee and Dirksen are also worth riding.



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Review Date
November 17, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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3.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: FishMan473 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Hands down my favorite trail anywhere. I just moved from central Illinois to Flagstaff AZ, home of some sweet trails, and Sedona is just down the road to boot. I sometimes on the long climbs here I find myself daydreaming about Independence park back in IL! Challenging technical climb, fast fun technical descent. It could use a little bit of trail work though.

Recommended Route:
get a map from pamba.org. I like to ride the trails in a clockwise fasion, I think the south side is a more fun downhill then the north side.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Dirksen is about a mile away as the bike rides. I'd kill to live in the subdivision between the two parks.



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