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Old 04-20-2010, 02:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm movin up to IL this friday stayin with my wife's dad for a little while in lacon but gonna be working in peoria. Just wounderin how many are around that area and how are the trail's around their?
I'm gonna come back to fl and get my F250 and S10 an build a crawler after we get a place of our own up their so just gettin an Idea. I've never been rock crawling but I am really excited to be in an area that has some, Florida is to flat lol.
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I'm not exactly in the region you're locating to, I'm in a western 'burb of Chicago but I can tell you we're not exactly "rock crawling" country in IL. For that, you should probably relocate another 1,500 miles (give or take) southwest from here.

There are some great OHV / ORP's in the region. Cliffs (IL), Badlands (IN), Hannibal (MO), Silver Lake (sand dunes on Lake Michigan in Michigan) among a few other places. Fwiw, there is also Mccaslin Mountain on the edge of the Nicolet National Forest in Wisconsin (as well as 4x4 trails within the National Forest) but that's a 6 hour + ride north of Chicago (about 3 hours north of Greenbay, Wisconsin).

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the area and get a chance to wheel at some of the places I mentioned.
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I don't live in Peoria, but I'm there everyday.

Wheeling is non-existant in the area.

We are centrally located to some decent parks though like oddball said. Badlands is pretty awesome. 2.5-3hr drive, and some of the best crawling around. Cliffs is always a muddy mess, and I've never been to Hannibal. If you wanna drive a little longer (4-6hrs), there's Redbird in southern IN, and Flatnasty in MO.
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Old 04-28-2010, 07:54 AM   #4 (permalink)
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We just got up here, from what i've seen their isn't much right by peoria but it's much closer then i was when I lived in FL. I'll have to get a truck built and go wheel some place's.
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Im about 20 mins from Hannibal Rocks, its an old quarry, the RRock Series and WERock both compete there and as far as rock crawling goes its one of the best around. I think there is about 90 acres and I know some areas around the outside of the quarry are pretty muddy. One of the best things is that you can come down on an RRock Event weekend, watch the event and wheel the trails.
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May also want to check out Washita and Flat Nasty.
Yes they are a little farther but well worth the drive.
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checkout ezmuddin.com its in jacksonville, its mud some trails and hillclimbs, been there once and i loved it

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