Black Partridge park is located on the Northwest side of Metamora. This trail system was built by PAMBA and volunteers working with the Metamora Park District and is designed for hiking and biking use. The trails wind through a deep ravine and up steep hillsides to wooded plateaus. There are numerous bridges crossing the creek in the ravine. The park currently hosts over 8 miles of singletrack trail, with the opportunity to grow.
Park Hours: Dawn to Dusk but Night riding is allowed by parking in external lot.
Trail Map: (click on the image for a larger map)
Directions to the trail head (from Peoria):
Find a bridge, and cross the river. Exit at Route 116 East (main street East Peoria) and head North (East). Continue on 116 East for about 10 miles, until you get to Metamora. Turn Left at Susan Ln. (If you miss it, make the next available left turn) Turn left again on Progress Street. Make a right at Coal Bank Road, and look for the park entrance.