I had yesterday off so I decided to plan a mini road trip to explore some new singletrack. Ended up heading south to Kickapoo State Park located between Danville and Champaign off I74. It was a bit of a haul to get there taking near 3 hrs but in the end totally worth it. This place totally exceeded my expectations. Good flow, great scenery, challenging climbs, downhills to bomb, and jumps galore.
More info can be found on the KMBC site here. http://kickapoombc.org/
Edit: Link to 2011 map download. https://sites.google.com/site/kmbctrailmap/home/map
I was able to find a 2011 copy of the trail map looking through the forums and glad I did because the 2008 map on the home page leaves out quite a few new trails. Most of the trails are marked pretty well. I think I only had one instance where I had no idea where I was but was able to eventually figure it out (Took a new trail "Nirvana" that's not listed on the 2011 map). I had meant to check out the rest of the park looking into camping etc but when you're ready to go you're ready to go.
I was hot, tired and ready to get on with the trip back home. I did snap a couple pics but they're nothing exciting. Had my gopro in the truck but was too lazy to throw it on. Plus I was by myself and didn't want to risk doing something stupid trying to show off for the camera.
Pretty fun loop with lots of small single jumps and table tops.
Pretty accurate description.
I was smiling at first and near shit myself somewhere in the middle. Grueling steep climb out.