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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
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  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public skilogs from the past 12 months.
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  • Nordic Ski
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      Named in honor of past Forest Preserve District President Arlene Shoemaker, this preserve provides a forested respite in the midst of urban Aurora. The Aurora Branch of the Illinois Prairie Path runs along the north border of the preserve, serving as a link between Kane and DuPage counties.

      The forest preserve is one of the few bastions of the woodland community known as flatwoods. In this specialized woodland, clay soil creates an impermeable layer that holds rainwater in wet seasons, yet is dry the remainder of the year. Tree species such as Swamp White Oak and Shagbark Hickory thrive in these conditions. Herbaceous plants that can tolerate both very wet and very dry conditions grow here, also. This area is a haven for birds and other wildlife.
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      Region Details
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      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of Jun 9, 2021
      Local Trail Association


      Trails (view details)
      Trails Mountain Bike
      Trails E-Bike
      Trails Hike
      Trails Trail Running
      Trails Nordic Ski
      Total Distance
      4,314 ft
      Total Descent Distance
      633 ft
      Total Descent
      9 ft
      Total Vertical
      15 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      730 ft
      Ridden Counter

      Popular Arlene Shoemaker Forest Preserve Trails

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

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      • 1 rides
      Past Week
      • 3 rides

      Activity Feed

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      Nearby Areas

      Stonegate Park0.7 km
      Simmons Park1.1 km
      Butterfield Park1.8 km
      Country Lakes2.4 km
      Oakhurst Forest Preserve 162.5 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike64,314 ft10 ft633 ft16 ft
      E-Bike64,314 ft10 ft633 ft16 ft
      Hike64,314 ft10 ft633 ft16 ft
      Trail Running44,199 ft10 ft633 ft16 ft
      Nordic Ski64,314 ft10 ft633 ft16 ft
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      • arlene shoemaker forest preserve activity log | embed map of Arlene Shoemaker Forest Preserve mountain bike trails | arlene shoemaker forest preserve mountain biking points of interest

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