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McNaughton Park

Average Rating:    (4.27 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 15

Located in a 700 acre park. Good singltrack. Some longer climbs and a little bit sandy in spots. Unmarked trails as well. Main trail is marked w. Red markers. Good riding. Combined w. Jubilee State Park these are 2 good riding areas in Central Il. within 1/2 hr. of each other.
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Latitude
40.60450427284929
Longitude
-89.60783958435058
Trail Directions
Rt. 29 out of Peoria towards Pekin. Left on Rt. 98, up the hill and Rt. onto McNaughton Park Rd. Park recreation office 309-347-7275
Trail Length
7+ miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Pekin
   


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Review Date
July 26, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: bray dierker , from manito, il

Summary:
This is a great place to ride in central Illinois. It is a perfect mixture of climbing and decending. Many man-made obsticles which are both fun and test your bike handling skill while riding through the well maintained singletrack of McNaughton park.

Recommended Route:
all

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Jubilie



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Review Date
April 3, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Ryan , from WIU

Summary:
What can I say about this place... IT Freaking Rocks! I only go about once a month on a nice weekend, due to the 2 hour drive for me to get there, however it is SO worth the trip. There are plenty of single track out there to keep you busy and quite a few jumps and obsticles for your enjoyment. But beware! Dont get too excited like I did. I was having way too much fun racing a coulple of my friends across the obsicles and ended up taking a 15 foot plunge. Shattered my helmet and recived a minor concusion. Bike came out without a scratch! Sucked at the time, but I got up and finished the ride. Thats how great it is out there. I just couldnt leave!

Recommended Route:
However you please, but I always begin by the archery station.



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Review Date
October 27, 2001

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: mike ufkin , from chicago

Summary:
Good tight up and down singletrack that stays near stream beds and is pretty easy to follow. I saw....and ran over.....twice...the biggest snake I've ever seen in the wild here! No kidding, rounded a corner, dug in to go uphill, looked up and ran right over this thing in the middle of the trail! I froze solid looking at this huge black thing hissing at me, while I coasted to a stop (going uphill) right over the top of it while my pedals were at 3 an 9. Unable to move my feet for fear of this thing clamping down onto my foot or leg, I let the bike roll backwards right over the thing again. It was a good thing I was out there by myself! Sure wouldn't want to risk that "extra" encounter by having a partner with me since I only live three hours away! Ended up turning around and going back the way I came I got so freaked out.

Recommended Route:
any of the colored routes near the entrance at the archery station



Comments
Hand/of/Midas (12/01/2007)
that was a black rat snake, i actually have kept and studied them for the past 12 years, thanks alot for respecting it and leaving it alone, im sure its doing just great now. its a harmless snake btw, and it is a good thing you were alone, other wise you probally would have just ran it over more. thanks.
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Review Date
December 1, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Stuk , from Pekin

Summary:
The best trail s in the area that almost any level of rider can have fun on.

Recommended Route:
Yellow Trail utlizing more down hills and less climbing. Drop in from archery range turn left and climd Kevlar hill, turn right at four way and take the cliff trail with some good climbs and sheer drop offs and 3 cool bridges. Cross the pasture and pick up yellow yellow trail some good climbs and good rollers. The last down hill is a killer saw a guy break his arm and collar bone in SEPT. Follow the flat back to kevlar hill and turn left at four way to ride blue trail for some wild down hills and fast chutes, 3 more bridges to challenge yor balence. If you still want to some more riding follow flat yellow back to Kevlar hill and climb again (3 times so far) go straight at four way and down backside of Kevlar Hill following original yellow trail back into pasture and pick up yellow again, there will be an option where the trail Y's go left towards Marquette Heights Fire Dept. stay in the woods and pick up the Bommer Trail with 3 good down hills and 25 ft bridge. If that ride hasnt worn you out do it again. Good miles and 20 bridge crossings. Have fun and give it a try.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Indpendence Park Thank Scott and all of the people who volunter thier time and equipment, not to mention money to make these trails for you. There is a donation ank at Little Ade's that u you can donate a few bucks to buy wood or other supplies for your trails. If you can afford the bike you can afford 10 bucks to do the right thing. Have fun and keep the trails clean and dont ride in the rain.



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Review Date
November 27, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Eric Brueckner , from Urbana, IL

Summary:
This is definitely the most exciting trails I've been to in Illinois. The guys from little Ade's have done a great job maintaining the trails and putting in some great technical stuff.



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