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Lake Charleston Trail

Average Rating:    (2.17 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 6

All singletrack. Short steep hills. Best mtn biking around (only mtn biking around).
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Latitude
39.472642862825964
Longitude
-88.15017700195312
Trail Directions
Highway 16 west to south on 18th street. Go about a mile and then take a left on some road that passes the water plant. Take right at the plant and you are in the park.
Trail Length
2.5
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Charleston
   


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Review Date
October 12, 2014

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: Francis Biggs ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
A LOT of work has been done to this trail and it is a very enjoyable trail to ride. @ 1.5 miles long. It's actually in Lakeview Park off of McKinley Ave. There will be an additional @ 4 miles or so of trails open in the spring at the adjacent Woodyard Conservation Area, all around Lake Charleston.

The local mountain bike club and the City of Charleston have worked hard and have definite plans for this area to be excellent for mountain biking.



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Review Date
July 8, 2011

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: jacklikesbeans ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The trail is difficult to find and when you do find the trail it is very poorly maintained. There is trees down everywhere and many times the trail just straight disappears. At one point when I was riding down the trail there were signs posted saying it was private property.

With a couple of work days this trail could be usable.

Recommended Route:
none of it

Other recommended trails in the same area:
none



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Review Date
April 9, 2005

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: BeenTravelinLite ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Dog walking trail. I read the reviews here and went there to try it out but it is now gated off with a sign that says "no vehicles of any sort, foot trafic only" Usually im not one to abide by signs but i walked it for about a quarter mile and saw no reason to risk it. There were about a dozen people there walking their dogs. I was soooo disapointed I think we can take this trail off the list.

Recommended Route:
there is no trail to speak of



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Review Date
May 20, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: ken , from charleston

Summary:
this trail is allright. i ride it about once a week. its all singletrack with some crazy steep climbs and some really technical sections if you can find them. ive heard rumors of a trail that runs all around the lake but i have yet to find it. when i do ill let you know

Recommended Route:
just turn left at the foot and ankle specialist and take the road all the way down to the "parking lot" deep ruts so be carefull with your car.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
try finding things off the side of the road. the police are pretty friendly if you feel like parking and messing around. just dont go on the north side of charleston



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Review Date
July 13, 2002

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Matthew , from Oak Lawn

Summary:
Steep climbs and descents nothing else. Not much else to mention but its potential. This trail really needs some work. EIU students, like me, should really put together a collective effort to make somthing useful out of this terrain. Any takers can email me at ilmountainbiker@mail2adventure.com

Recommended Route:
Enter from near sanitation plant and go down cement service road. You will run right into it.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Kickapoo



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