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      Geneseo Prairie Park (GPP) is located on the northern outskirts of Geneseo across from the Hennepin Canal Parkway Trail. There are ~55 acres of forested and restored prairie land at the park on which ~1 mile of old school doubletrack/singletrack hiking trail exists.

      Most sections of trail are easily ridden on a mountain bike but there are a couple of punchy climbs that might require a dismount. We recommend avoiding the Ike's Fen trail (closest to the canal) because it has many muddy areas, slick narrow boardwalks (ie. 2x6's laid on the ground), and a RR tie stairway that requires a hike-a-bike.

      Soils at the park are very sandy which lends itself well to fat bikes and quick dry times after rain.

      Trail difficulty falls between beginner (green) and intermediate (blue) skill level. Expect a couple punchy climbs, some tight loose corners, and a few small trail features.

      The existing trails are not well signed but trail maps are posted near common access points which are helpful. The trails are laid out in a network with many intersections in the forested area. It's possible to stitch together a large loop that will incorporate most of the trails.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
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      Access Info:
      Geneseo Prairie Park is located 2 miles north of Geneseo, IL on IL-82 just before the Hennepin Canal.
      There are three locations to access the trails at GPP:
      Small parking lot off of IL-82 in the prairie area.
      Parking lot near the Issac Walton League Cabin.
      Grass parking lot near the entrance to the burn pit off of Roos Hill Rd (recommended).
      Park Opens: Sunrise
      Park Closes: Sunset
      Trails at GPP are closed during wet and muddy conditions to preserve the integrity of the trail surface. This minimizes erosion, creates a more pleasant user experience, and ensures sustainable use for many years to come. Current trail conditions can be found on the FORC homepage and are regularly updated.
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Jul 13, 2020
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      Trails Mountain Bike
      Trails Hike
      Trails Trail Running
      Total Distance
      1,309 ft
      Total Descent
      5 ft
      Total Vertical
      30 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      671 ft
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      user #1309489WillieJacobszaddtrailWest Parking Access and 1 more
      Jan 7, 2023 @ 2:39pm
      Jan 7, 2023
      user #2223355rylekeiling90addreportGreen Loop
      Jul 13, 2020 @ 7:58am
      Jul 13, 2020
      user #2223355rylekeiling90wishlisttrailGreen Loop and 7 more
      Jul 6, 2020 @ 2:08pm
      Jul 6, 2020
      user #1914178MtDewdaddkarmaPrairie Park
      Aug 31, 2019 @ 6:43pm
      Aug 31, 2019
      user #1810405lenelsonjrvotetrailRavine Loop and 1 more
      Aug 3, 2019 @ 2:18pm
      Aug 3, 2019

      Activity Type Stats

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      Mountain Bike11,309 ft7 ft272 ft30 ft
      Hike11,309 ft7 ft272 ft30 ft
      Trail Running11,309 ft7 ft272 ft30 ft
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