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      Park Hours: Dawn to 10pm

      Trail status phone number: 309-676-4601. Enter option 3 when prompted.

      Please obey the general trail rules. The trails are closed for 24 hours following rain.

      Farmdale Reservoir is managed by the Army Corps of Engineers, and they have allowed the creation of a very nice system of trails. There are approximately 15 miles of trails here, with an excellent mix of fast open stretches and tight, twisty singletrack, with many fun gravity dips and ravines. Farmdale also hosts a sweet downhill run, a MTX/dirt jump course, and a freeride/stunt section. Farmdale regularly hosts races in the I74 Race Series, as well as the annual PAMBA fall festival, and was home to the 2007 & 2008 Midwest Mountain Bike Festival.
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Oct 17, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      23
      Trails Mountain Bike
      23
      Trails Hike
      18
      Trails Trail Running
      18
      Total Distance
      14 miles
      Total Descent
      1,715 ft
      Total Vertical
      161 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      716 ft
      Reports
      1,035
      Photos
      19
      Ridden Counter
      3,210

      Photos of Farmdale Reservoir Mountain Bike

      trail: Schrolls
      79 |
      May 27, 2021 @ 9:59am
      May 27, 2021
      trail: Knock-Knock
      144 |
      Sep 23, 2020 @ 10:38pm
      Sep 23, 2020
      trail: Blue Chevy
      151 |
      Jun 23, 2020 @ 3:43pm
      Jun 23, 2020
      | 1 comments
      trail: Spillway
      160 |
      Apr 5, 2019 @ 11:01am
      Apr 5, 2019
      trail: Devils Cliff
      124 |
      Apr 5, 2019 @ 10:50am
      Apr 5, 2019
      trail: Devils Cliff
      121 |
      Apr 5, 2019 @ 10:50am
      Apr 5, 2019
      trail: Devils Cliff
      107 |
      Apr 5, 2019 @ 10:50am
      Apr 5, 2019
      trail: Schrolls
      161 |
      Apr 5, 2019 @ 10:45am
      Apr 5, 2019
      | 1 comments

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2888227Crg1400wishlisttrailTrackstand
      Oct 22, 2021 @ 10:42am
      2 days
      user #2220648mfowler1addreportUpper Playground
      Oct 17, 2021 @ 6:49am
      Oct 17, 2021
      user #1247236cmace88addreportAlt Creekside and 22 more
      Sep 29, 2021 @ 10:51am
      Sep 29, 2021
      user #2274919RobscoutriddentrailRoy-L and 5 more
      Sep 24, 2021 @ 5:35am
      Sep 24, 2021
      user #2839634jjharrison2112wishlisttrailAlt Creekside and 4 more
      Sep 24, 2021 @ 5:14am
      Sep 24, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2110456SamLandautrailKnock-KnockI have spent many hours dragging my dh bike...
      Sep 5, 2021 @ 4:40pm
      Sep 5, 2021
      user #2220648mfowler1reportSpillwayBe lk9n w
      Jul 27, 2021 @ 5:08pm
      Jul 27, 2021
      user #2220648mfowler1reportAlt CreeksideTrackstand. Not alt creek. Sorry
      May 27, 2021 @ 8:05am
      May 27, 2021
      user #2004790Neemis29trailKnock-KnockBest trail at Farmdale!
      Dec 26, 2019 @ 4:53pm
      Dec 26, 2019

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Ulrich Wildlife Preserve 2 21.7 km
      Fort Creve Coeur 1 16.2 km
      PAMBA Parks 56.3 km
      Independence Park 2 116.6 km
      Dirksen Park 7 9 37.1 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2314 miles1,716 ft6 miles161 ft
      #1,025#528191,03582,417
      Hike1810 miles1,106 ft4 miles161 ft
      #1,077#6571,02933
      Trail Running1810 miles1,106 ft4 miles161 ft
      #1,085#6601,03241
      • By cmace88 PAMBA Kinsey BPP & contributors
      • Admins: PAMBA, Kinsey, BPP, WPP
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