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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      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.
      Bittersweet Parking Lot google parking directions
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      Region Details
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      • 11
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of May 2, 2020
      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
      192
      Photos
      5
      Ridden Counter
      1,810

      Farmdale Reservoir Mountain Bike Routes

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      2019 Race Lap
      14 miles
      Farmdale Full Loop
      10 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 1 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance

      Photos of Farmdale Reservoir Mountain Bike

      trail: Spillway
      45 |
      Apr 5, 2019 @ 11:01am
      Apr 5, 2019
      trail: Devils Cliff
      42 |
      Apr 5, 2019 @ 10:50am
      Apr 5, 2019
      trail: Devils Cliff
      44 |
      Apr 5, 2019 @ 10:50am
      Apr 5, 2019
      trail: Devils Cliff
      38 |
      Apr 5, 2019 @ 10:50am
      Apr 5, 2019

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2103074nikcantuwishlisttrailUpper Playground
      Apr 20, 2020 @ 2:18pm
      Apr 20, 2020
      user #2088524TpippboiriddentrailMike-n-Dons and 2 more
      Apr 11, 2020 @ 2:09pm
      Apr 11, 2020
      user #1331032WhatajohnnyaddreportLower Dam Trail and 4 more
      Mar 5, 2020 @ 11:14am
      Mar 5, 2020
      user #2043412rgraneriddentrailMike-n-Dons and 2 more
      Feb 21, 2020 @ 1:02pm
      Feb 21, 2020
      user #2004790Neemis29commenttrailKnock-Knock
      Dec 26, 2019 @ 4:53pm
      Dec 26, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2004790Neemis29trailKnock-KnockBest trail at Farmdale!
      Dec 26, 2019 @ 4:53pm
      Dec 26, 2019

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Ulrich Park 11.6 km
      Ulrich Wildlife Preserve 11.7 km
      Independence Park 2 116.6 km
      Dirksen Park 7 9 37.1 km
      Black Partridge Park 2 510.4 km

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