Home  >>Trails >> United States Trails >>Illinois >>

Lat: Lng:

Lake Springfield

Average Rating:    (3.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 2

Rooty, plenty of climbs, and fast in some areas. From trailhead/parking area go over the concrete fishing bridge for a mile to mile and a half loop. The wider 1.27mi trail connects from near the generator station around a lake cove and connects to the Springfield to Chatham bike path. Turn right at the paved bike path and go about a quarter mile north and there is another loop at the wooden map station, its approximately the same length as the first loop.
post pictures of this trail >>
search for trail pictures >>

This trail doesn't have any Longitude and Latitude data for the map. Participate and drag the red marker to the correct location.
Enter a Starting Point (City, State, or Landmark)


[X]Cancel
Latitude
39.71751976825111
Longitude
-89.69985008239746
Trail Length
+-6
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Springfield
State/Territory/Province
IL
Country
US
Web Address
Information Added By
   


Sort Reviews by:  Latest Review | Best Rating
Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

Review Date
November 11, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: wildkyle90 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The Lake Springfield Trail Is very Rooty and can be technical at times. Its about 5 or 6 miles if you combine east and south legs. In some parts it runs right next to the lake. Under heavy rainfall, the creek that runs into the lake will flood, making some parts unpassable. It is a moderate test of endurance, with hills and some close encounters with trees, it will test your riding ability.

Although it has some very rooty hills, it also has flat, slow rolling areas that are good for beginners as well as expierienced riders. It definatley deserves a fairly high rating because it is some of the best riding in and around springfield, giving you all sorts of suprises.

Recommended Route:
South on veterans parkway (rt. 4) take a left on woodside (spaulding orchard rd) go to 2nd light by train tracks. there is a rocky parking lot on your right, in front of the train tracks. Head south on your bike and hit the paved chatham bike trail. about 1/4 mile down on your right there is a brown wooden sign. that is the trail entrance to the east leg of the trail. just ride all the way, it leads to a bridge and the south trail.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Koke Mill, Carpenter Park, Washington Park



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.

Review Date
September 26, 2007

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: kvn2833 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I have fun here, i usually ride the trails around a few times usually totalling about 12mi after im done in about two hours. Usually a tree or two down at all times but its still a fun place to ride, its kept trimmed back almost all of the time. Plenty of true singletrack and a good workout. If you need a guide or someone to ride with PM me about a day before.

Recommended Route:
just ride, you will know what to do

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Independence park in Pekin, Farmdale in East Peoria, Comlara at lake bloomington



Comments
kvn2833 (09/26/2007)
The map shows the road the trails are on as Old whatham Rd. It is actually named Old Chatham Rd, Its a very small one laneish abandoned road.
Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.
Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)
 


Jamis Dakar XCT:

Pro Mountain Bike 2012
$2499.99
$5000
Jenson USA


Shimano:

XT M788 Wheelset
$299.95
$750
Cambriabike.com