Wildlife Prairie Park is the second newest trail system in the Peoria area. It consists of over 10 miles of flowing singletrack with lots of rock and shale left over from the land’s strip mining days.
NOTE: Wildlife Prairie Park requires either a membership to the park, or a day use fee to ride.
West Side Park Hours: 6am – 10pm
East Side Hours: 9:00am – 4:30pm (6:30pm June through August)
The day use fee is currently $9, which grants access to all activities on both sides of the park. For the daily fee users, there is a self-pay drop box next to the sign-in kiosk. For membership information, please visit their website at http://wildlifeprairiepark.org. If you’re a member of the park you should have your West Side parking sticker on your car windshield (available at the East Side gate by showing your membership card). Non-members must pay the day use fee. ALL users must sign in at the Kiosk. Note that rates are reduced for some ages and winter seasons.
Trail Maps: (click on the images for a larger map)
Interactive Map (with notes)
Google Earth Wildlife West Map file
Google Earth Wildlife East Map file – Download the file if it opens in Browser
“Standard Loop” + Malibu and The Black Hole KML file
“Standard Loop” Plus (generic gpx file) – Download file if it opens in Browser
WPP East gpx route – Download the file if/when it opens in Browser
Wildlife Prairie Park mountain biking trails on Trailforks
Wildlife Prairie Park at MTB Project
Directions to the trail head (from Peoria):
Take I74 West to exit 82 and follow the signs to the park. The entrance to the trail head is across the road from the main park gate.