Black Partridge Park - TRAIL

Black Partridge Park - Trail, Metamora, Illinois

Black Partridge park is brand spanking new, and trails are being created today. PAMBA is working with the Metamora Park District to create a multi use trail system. When complete, this park will host over 15 miles of singletrack.

Currently there is approximately 3 to 4 miles of single track created. The trails are expertly designed to IMBA standards and have been well received by local experienced riders.

This is a fine addition to the five, yes I said five, other trail systems in the Peoria area! PAMBA has been very active in working with various land managers to open parks for mountain biking and this promises to be a premier riding area.


User Reviews (4)

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MrMatson   Cross Country Rider [Oct 16, 2012]

Black Partridge is just plain fun, the singletrack winds through the woods and is super fast and flowy. There isn't much elevation change or technical challenge and the trail overall is very smooth, there are a couple logs and roots to navigate and quite a few narrow wooden bridge crossings. If you're looking for a fast, fun singletrack, Black Partridge will satisfy.

Customer Service

The loop is quite short, only about 6 miles so doing 2 or 3 laps is the way to go. I have only taken the trail clockwise which gives some nice fast downhill sections but I'd imagine that it would work equally well counter clockwise.

Similar Products Used: Independence Park, Farmdale Reservoir, Wildlife Prairie State Park, Jubilee College State Park
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4
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2
dgw2jr   Cross Country Rider [Jun 04, 2012]

Excellent trail system! We had a good time riding here. Plenty of bridges and good flow.

Similar Products Used: Indy, Wildlife Prairie State Park
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5
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3
fireboy   Weekend Warrior [Jan 30, 2012]

PAMBA and the Metamora Park District have completed Trails 7, and 7up, since the original review of this system. Trail 8 is now being planned. PAMBA hosts an XC race here each May and it is well attended. Trail 7 and 7up are more "blue" intermediate level trails with many gravity dips and constant gradient changes, super skinny trail base and corridor.

Customer Service

Contact someone at www.pambamtb.org and schedule a guided tour of the facility... it's pretty sweet.

Similar Products Used: Farmdale Reservoir
Wildlife Prairie Park
Jubilee State Park
Independence Park
Dirksen Park
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5
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4
madtowner11   Weekend Warrior [Jul 28, 2008]

#6 is really what this trail is all about. I heard something about 10 miles of singletrack before I went there, but in reality you're only going to get under 5 miles of good mountain biking in Black Partridge's current state. I stupidly didn't read the sign and ended up way out in the middle of nowhere on trail #3 (after a buttload of annoying stream crossings), but that was my own dumb fault.

#6 is a lot of fun and worth the price of admission (as of Saturday 7/26/08 there was a pretty big tree down on the trail), but it's pretty short so ride it at least twice. But if you're coming from far away, I'd head to Farmdale instead to make it more worth your trip.

Similar Products Used: Farmdale, Independence Park.
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3
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2
emmaus28   Cross Country Rider [Nov 25, 2007]

This park opened up to mountain bikes with the enthusiastic cooperation from the villiage of Metamora last year. This trail already is seeing regular use, and is well ridden in like a trail that has been there for years.

It is all single track with switchbacks, bridges, small log piles, and fast flowing sections. Something for everyone here. Very well laid out and designed.

Customer Service

Coming into the park entrance, go past Lee Cabin on your left. Once past the cabin look for the trail head kiosk, enter trail here. This is trail #3. Go down hill then over first bridge (Put in by boyscouts). You will see second bridge (Also put in by boyscouts) Go to the left of bridge and ride across stream and up the other side. Follow over third bridge to another wet stream crossing, once across there go across another club built bridge. Take a left on trail #5. Go up #5 to top of ridge. There you will see trail #6. Trail #6 is currently a 1.8 mi loop only. You can go either direction, I usually do multiple laps up there.
Once done, go back down #5 back to trail #3. Take a left on #3 through another wet stream crossing, follow to trail #4. (Note: I would not recommend going on #3 beyond the intersection with #4 due to the multiple stream crossings that are not yet armored and were obviously put in my ATV's years ago.) Take #4 up to trail #2 and across another bridge and out to the ball diamonds. Follow tree line trails back to kiosk.

Similar Products Used: Farmdale Resevoir, Comlara, Independence Park, Jubilee College State Park, Dirksen Park. All are within 35 minutes of each other...How sweet is that?
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5
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5
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