Camp Camfield - TRAIL

Camp Camfield - Trail, Sullivan, Illinois

Camp Camfield has recently been converted from a hiking path to a multi-use (hiking/biking) trail system. With the cooperation of the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (Lake Shelbyville), and the Central Illinois Mountain Bicycling Association, Camfield will soon become another biking destination for riders in Central Illinois. There are currently approximately 5 miles of trails at Camfield with more mileage planned for future use. Most of it is singletrack, as well as some jeep roads and meadows. The terrain is gently rolling with some steeper ups/downs in places as well as some rooty sections.

User Reviews (7)

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Eric Peden   Weekend Warrior [Sep 16, 2013]

Rode the blue and green run at this trail and really enjoyed. The trails are nicely marked and clean. I like how the trails lead right into one another. I will definitely ride again.

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agy2k1   Racer [Jun 22, 2008]

There have been some major improvements to this trail. The local biking club has logged a lot of hours on it and has had considerable cooperation from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The trail now has some new bridges and bench cuts and the whole loop is long enough to spend a good amount of time out there. It is a very scenic trail running along beautiful Lake Shelbyville. The terrain has a little bit of everything and a begginer loop has been created to get people familiar with the sport. There are hills, creek crossings, technical sections, and all around fast sections for good racing. It will be interesting to see what this years race (Rough Cut Classic) will be like with the new and lengthened loop. Very satisfying and worth the drive. There are picnic tables, bathrooms and a pavilion for the whole family to enjoy.

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4
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Stacy Stinson (trail designer)   [Sep 25, 2001]

Camp Camfield is a stacked loop system with a beginner route that grandma can go on, it is about 1 1/2 miles long.the rest is not difficult for most experience riders although it has been known to throw some good ones off. There is plans for making up to 20 miles of singletrack here, but it will not be done till at earliest fall of 02'. It is a fun little trail to hit if you are in the area. If you go out and back you will get in about 9 1/2 miles in.

Customer Service

out and back is the best way to ride this, when you get to the far West gate just turn around and head back,or when you get back to the prairie grass fields turn around.

Similar Products Used: We (CIMBA) have big plans for the Lake Shelbyville area.With the accessable land being in the area of 18,000(aprox.) acres. and a planned 80+ mile paved trail around the lake. There is sure to be many more miles of trails to come here!
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Bill   [May 05, 2002]

Went down for a well attended workday today (found it amusing that the four people who weren't helping on trail day, but just riding, were bike shop employees). This trail system has a lot of potential, but is very nice for the relatively short amount of single track so far (awaiting clearance for further building). Some decent short steep hills, rollers, and twisty singletrack, with potential for much more. Kudos to a very concerted effort by a few people in Cimba for realizing a very nice riding area for many others. Quite picturesque setting also by Lake Shelbyville.

Customer Service

Stick to the singletrack

Similar Products Used: Same area? Nothing within 60 miles.
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4
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Tony   [Jul 25, 2002]

The singletrack here is really sweet it was well built and sheds the water off good. Rolling hills, nice switchbacks, decent climbs. Good place for beginners to learn, but still fast and challenging enough to satisfy most. The worst thing about camfield is it is not long enough.(YET!)

Customer Service

I would suggest doing the whole loop if it is not to wet. Water tends to stand in the grassy sections. On days when it is wetter I would suggest out and back on the singletrack.

Similar Products Used: Illini trail eagle creek state park. NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART!
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Eric H.   [Aug 29, 2002]

Not very technical. Good place to take a newbie starting out. When this trail was started it meandered through a flat and boring wooded area. Since then the fine folks at CIMBA have added some small rolling hills to the mix. I've heard that more trails will be added in the future. Suggestion: Use as much of the lake coves and valleys as possible. There's enough flat trail already. This area has potential.

Customer Service

I've found that it's easiest to ride ON the trail itself.

Similar Products Used: I wish I could. There aren't any. Well, maybe that one named after the indian dude ;-O
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3
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Ed   [Sep 08, 2002]

I must of missed the signs I couldnt find any trail to speak about

Customer Service

Olny found 1

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