1 miles
Distance
149 ft
Climb
-163 ft
Descent
00:12:01
Avg time

Lick Creek Details

  • Riding Area
    Lake Trails
    Springfield, Illinois
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on Trail
    A-Frame, Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Ladder Bridge, Other
  • Global Ranking
    #13189 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Lick Creek is an out and back trail (~1.2mi each way) that can be pinned from end to end, or slow it down to play on the growing number of trail features. It has ~10 berms between to sections that let you rail some corners, and a handful of progressive to impressive jumps. It also has a couple of challenging root sections that can test your skills on the way up, and tickle your pickle on the way down. This trail connects the parking area to the Chatham bike path, which allows you to access the Polecat segment.

More Stats for Lick Creek bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -14 ft
  • Altitude min
    558 ft
  • Altitude max
    591 ft
  • Altitude start
    580 ft
  • Altitude end
    566 ft
  • Grade
    -0.24%
  • Grade max
    -13.958%
  • Grade min
    19.468%
  • Distance climb
    2,402 ft
  • Distance down
    2,921 ft
  • Distance flat
    551 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:01
  • Avg reverse time
    00:16:13
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Status:
on Jun 19, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.75 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • 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 or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Lick Creek Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jun 19, 2018 @ 5:05am
      Jun 19, 2018
      Trail is in great shape! Thanks to volunteers who weedwhacked recently!!! A few small muddy spots, easily avoided.
      Mar 22, 2018 @ 3:50pm
      Mar 22, 2018
      Dec 9, 2017 @ 11:32am
      Dec 9, 2017
      reporter Trails are SOOOOOOOO good right now. Lots of new features and trails being added every day.
      Dec 8, 2017 @ 2:32pm
      Dec 8, 2017
      reporter Knocking out some trail work. Trails are in great shape.
      Aug 5, 2017 @ 9:28am
      Aug 5, 2017
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 16 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 394 rides
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      Jun 28, 2017 @ 3:27pm
      Jun 28, 2017
      Lick Creek, Springfield
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      Jun 28, 2017 @ 3:24pm
      Jun 28, 2017
      Lick Creek, Springfield
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      Jun 28, 2017 @ 3:24pm
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      Lick Creek, Springfield
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      Jun 28, 2017 @ 3:19pm
      Jun 28, 2017
      Lick Creek, Springfield

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