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      A brand new trail system that is currently under development. We expect to build 3-4 miles of singletrack trail when all is said and done.

      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
      IL-82 Parking google parking directions
      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).
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      Total Distance
      1,309 ft
      Total Descent Distance
      272 ft
      Total Descent
      5 ft
      Total Vertical
      30 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      671 ft
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