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The Cliffs Off Road Park

Thursday, May 9, 2024

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The Cliffs Off Road Park, Illinois

Last Known StatusOpen

Mud bogs, creek crossings, open fields, rock crawling sections, deep water puddles, narrow 4x4 trails along with some nice forest scenery can be found at this off road park.

Open to dirt bikes, ATVs and UTVs, the park operates Friday through Sunday from 9am to 5pm during the summer and 9am to 4pm during the winter. Camping is not permitted but Illini State Park and Four Star Campground are just minutes away. Weekday riding can be scheduled for groups of 15 or more.

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Permit RequiredYesIL DNR OHV Public Access Permit
Dates OpenSummer Hours: Friday through Sunday 9am-5pm; Winter Hours: Friday through Sunday 9am-4pm
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsYes (60 inches)Whip Flags Required For Safety
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
MX Helmet RequiredYes
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibitedpermitted only during special events
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingNosummer hours 9am-5pm; winter hours 9am-4pm
Trail BlazingProhibitedstay on designated trails
Rule Enforcement
CommentFlags can be purchased onsite - $15


Approx Size300 acres
Climate TypeForest
Elevation500 to 650 ft.
Trail MaintenanceUnknown
Loose DirtThis trail has mostly loose dirt.Mostly
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
MudThe trail has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe trail has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has some water crossings.Some
Small JumpsThis trail has some small jumps.Some
IntersectionsThis trail has some intersections.Some
Rider TrafficThe private land has some rider traffic on typical days.Some
Ranges/GunfireThis private land has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has some expert terrain.Some


AreaMotorized Trails
LandPrivately Owned / Commercial


Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (W)Casey's General Store (815) 795-6222
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (W)Casey's General Store (815) 795-6222
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (NW)Four Star Campground (815) 795-5720
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (NW)Four Star Campground (815) 795-5720
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (NW)Four Star Campground (815) 795-5720
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (W)Illini State Park Campground (815) 795-2448
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (W)Casey's General Store (815) 795-6222


EntryYes ($10.00 per person)
fee for bystanders and passengers
RidingYes ($25.00 per rider)
Half Day - $15, Kids 15 and under - $10


Our RatingRating
Recommended StayFull Day
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Nearest CityMarseilles, IL
Address2681 East Route 6, Marseilles, IL 61341
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Chicago, IL
1) Take I-55 west about 40 miles to exit 250B
2) Merge onto I-80 west, continue about 30 miles to exit 97
3) Turn left (south) off the exit ramp, continue 3.3 miles
4) Turn left (east) on US-6, continue 3 miles
5) Park entrance is on the left (north).


Contact InfoThe Cliffs Insane Terrain Off Road Park
2400 East Bluff Street
Marseilles, IL 61341
(815) 795-5200


The Cliffs Off Road Park Trail Photo

The Cliffs Off Road Park Trail

Photo Submitted 8/1/2012 (Thanks!)

The Cliffs Off Road Park Trail Photo

OHV in the water at The Cliffs Off Road Park Trail

Photo Submitted 3/18/2012 (Thanks!)

The Cliffs Off Road Park Trail Photo

Some muddy terrain at The Cliffs Off Road Park Trail

Photo Submitted 9/13/2011 (Thanks!)

The Cliffs Off Road Park Trail Photo

OHV at The Cliffs Off Road Park Trail

Photo Submitted 8/1/2012 (Thanks!)

The Cliffs Off Road Park Trail Photo

OHV crossing some water at The Cliffs Off Road Park Trail

Photo Submitted 8/1/2012 (Thanks!)

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