1 miles
Distance
195 ft
Climb
-193 ft
Descent
00:40:52
Avg time

Polecat Creek Trail Details

  • Riding area
    Lake Trails
    Springfield, Illinois
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • TTFs on trail
    Jump
  • Global Ranking

Polecat is accessed by crossing Lick Creek to the Chatham bike path, turning right (head south) for about a 1/4 or so miles. You'll reach a information sign on your right with a sort of steep shoot that leads up to the trail entrance. Once at the trail you can ride this loop either direction. Head to the left(ish) and you will be greeted with some of the bigger/steeper climbs that Springfield has to offer with a couple of technical moves to get up over some logs. Matched to these climbs are fast, punchy descents that can have some tight turns to navigate. If you choose to head to the right, the trail takes you on the outer/lower portion of the trail to start. This portion has some is mostly flat and fast with some fun flowing turns. This direction does have some climbs, but feels less challenging than the other direction.

More Stats for Polecat Creek Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2 ft
  • Altitude min
    564 ft
  • Altitude max
    606 ft
  • Altitude start
    585 ft
  • Altitude end
    587 ft
  • Grade
    0.028%
  • Grade max
    -23.139%
  • Grade min
    16.428%
  • Distance climb
    3,592 ft
  • Distance down
    2,969 ft
  • Distance flat
    437 ft
  • Avg time
    00:40:52
  • Avg reverse time
    00:07:46
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Status:
on Jun 19, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.75 (4 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to polecat-creek-trail trailhead (39.701268, -89.690301)
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Polecat Creek Trail Trail Reports

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Jun 19, 2018 @ 5:05am
Jun 19, 2018
Trail is almost entirely dry. Limbs have been cleared. Thanks to those who weedwhacked recently!! Get out there!
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.
Oct 3, 2017 @ 9:46am
Oct 3, 2017
Aug 5, 2017 @ 9:29am
Aug 5, 2017
Jul 20, 2017 @ 6:21pm
Jul 20, 2017
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Jun 28, 2017 @ 3:23pm
Jun 28, 2017
Polecat Creek Trail, Springfield
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Jun 28, 2017 @ 3:23pm
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Polecat Creek Trail, Springfield
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Jun 28, 2017 @ 3:20pm
Jun 28, 2017
Polecat Creek Trail, Springfield
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Jun 28, 2017 @ 3:20pm
Jun 28, 2017
Polecat Creek Trail, Springfield

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