4 miles
Distance
325 ft
Climb
-323 ft
Descent
823 ft
High Point
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I. C. Rail Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Dixon
    Dixon, Illinois
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    4 season
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Jump, Log Ride
  • Global Ranking
    #9415 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2018
  • Land Manager
    Dixon Park District

The I.C. Rail Trail currently consists of 4 miles of trail broken into 12 sections in the corridor boundary along the Lowell Parkway Trail. On the east side (Meadows and Lowell Park) of the bike path are sections 1-3 (mile 1) and 4-6 (mile 2). On the west side (Dixon Correctional Center) are sections 7-9 (mile 3) and 10-12 (mile 4). The entire single track is rated as a “Blue Trail” (moderate difficulty), although the sections vary in difficulty allowing for more users to enjoy them.

The trails consist of mainly hard-pack dirt with some rock and portions of pavement in between the sections. The single-track has a nice mixture of smooth flowing trail and tighter technical terrain. Obstacles include logs, small ravines, slight off camber trail sections, inclines, rollers, small jumps (optional), berms, gravity dips, low clearance, tight tree sections, roots, stumps and some rocks. Some of the obstacles have go-around options. The varied obstacles are the weather and vegetation. The trails are multi-use and are open year round to walkers, hikers, runners and bikers. This trail is not open to horses.

The I.C. Rail Trail is now maintained and monitored by volunteers under the direction of the Dixon Park District through it’s Trail Committee.

Access Info

The I. C. Rail Trail is built on either side of the Lowell Parkway Trail from The Meadows Park to Lowell Park. It is accessible by the Parkway from the parking lot at Washington Ave, by Cinder Rd. from the parking lot at the soccer fields/dog park or by the connector trail from Lowell Park.

Disclaimer

Please ride/run/hike within your skill level and be alert and courteous toward other users. Bicyclists are asked to ride counter-clockwise (ascending #'s) while other users are asked to travel in a clockwise (descending #'s) for visibility and safety.

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More Stats for I. C. Rail Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2 ft
  • Altitude min
    737 ft
  • Altitude start
    750 ft
  • Altitude end
    752 ft
  • Grade
    0.009%
  • Grade max
    -18.322%
  • Grade min
    19.538%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    5,168 ft
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on Jul 25, 2018
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  • Icy
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  • Wet
  • Variable
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      I. C. Rail Trail Trail Reports

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      Jul 25, 2018 @ 6:17pm
      Jul 25, 2018
      May 25, 2018 @ 5:31pm
      May 25, 2018
      Tacky, but most sections are trimmed.
      May 16, 2018 @ 3:48pm
      May 16, 2018
      A couple of trees down but passable.
      May 11, 2018 @ 7:38pm
      May 11, 2018
      Recent expansion and trail modifications
      Mar 26, 2018 @ 7:27am
      Mar 26, 2018
      Major erosion in sections 11 & 12 (major ruts or slumping, large boulders and roots exposed due to erosion)
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