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      Region Details
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      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      463
      Trails Mountain Bike
      413
      Trails E-Bike
      133
      Trails Horse
      31
      Trails Hike
      448
      Trails Trail Running
      433
      Trails Snowshoe
      36
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      10
      Trails Nordic Ski
      36
      Total Distance
      889 miles
      Total Descent
      18,709 ft
      Total Vertical
      472 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      922 ft
      Reports
      6,702
      Photos
      340
      Ridden Counter
      26,848
      Sub Regions

      Popular Chicago Metro Area Mountain Biking Trails

      statustitledifficultyrating
      3 Ravines
      Palos Forest Preserve
      Bullwhip
      Palos Forest Preserve
      One Day
      Palos Forest Preserve
      Hickory Smoked
      Palos Forest Preserve
      Gravity Cavity
      Palos Forest Preserve
      Psycho Path
      Palos Forest Preserve
      Maple Lake East
      Palos Forest Preserve
      Stonehouse
      Palos Forest Preserve
      Cemetery Hill Loop
      Palos Forest Preserve
      Campground Trail
      Palos Forest Preserve
      Grass HIll
      Palos Forest Preserve
      Little Monza
      Meadowdale Raceway Woods
      TURF
      Palos Forest Preserve
      Trailhead Connector
      Carpentersville
      Silo Hill
      Meadowdale Raceway Woods

      Chicago Metro Area Mountain Bike Routes

      titleratingdistance
      Palos with Canal Loop
      Palos Forest Preserve
      15 miles
      8 Mile Fast Ride
      Palos Forest Preserve
      8 miles
      If You Were East Coast: Shook One Part 1
      Palos Forest Preserve
      8 miles
      Fast Gravel Grinder
      Palos Forest Preserve
      29 miles
      When the East is in the House: Shook Ones Part: Two
      Palos Forest Preserve
      12 miles
      Meltdown 2022 Pathetic Attempt CH
      Palos Forest Preserve
      7 miles
      MudslingersEC SWK Long Loop
      Saw Wee Kee Park
      9 miles
      Palos Outer Loop
      Palos Forest Preserve
      14 miles
      Palos-WSW 20M
      Palos Forest Preserve
      19 miles
      South Palos Singletrack and Canal
      Palos Hills
      9 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 13 rides
      Yesterday
      • 14 rides
      Past Week
      • 130 rides

      Photos of Chicago Metro Area Mountain Bike

      11 |
      Nov 9, 2022 @ 11:06pm
      Nov 9, 2022
      trail: Rollercoaster
      11 |
      Nov 9, 2022 @ 11:06pm
      Nov 9, 2022
      6 |
      Nov 9, 2022 @ 11:05pm
      Nov 9, 2022
      trail: Rollercoaster
      6 |
      Nov 9, 2022 @ 11:05pm
      Nov 9, 2022
      trail: XX Extension
      10 |
      Oct 30, 2022 @ 11:30am
      Oct 30, 2022
      trail: Meadowdale
      13 |
      Oct 8, 2022 @ 11:46am
      Oct 8, 2022
      trail: 3 Ravines
      32 |
      Sep 28, 2022 @ 8:34am
      Sep 28, 2022
      12 |
      Sep 13, 2022 @ 7:07pm
      Sep 13, 2022
      13 |
      Sep 13, 2022 @ 7:07pm
      Sep 13, 2022
      trail: Stonehouse
      10 |
      Sep 10, 2022 @ 4:39am
      Sep 10, 2022

      Videos of Chicago Metro Area Mountain Bike

      5 ft Vert, 6 ft Hor, both feet off.
      106 | May 28, 2022
      Merry Christmas
      trail: Dominator
      22 | Dec 25, 2020
      Palos
      | Dec 7, 2020
      Northrock xc27
      3:12 | 32 | Aug 19, 2020
      Okay
      0:20 | | Jul 18, 2020
      Not giving up on mountain biking yet
      1:00 | 278 | Jul 3, 2017
      Local Trails IV - Chicago Snow
      3:34 | 211 | Mar 15, 2017
      Burrito Hill
      0:39 | 76 | Dec 13, 2016

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      XX Extension - Difficult Descent
      Palos Forest Preserve
      Feb 2, 2023 @ 8:32am
      7 hours
      Freeze/thaw Cycle We got the freeze go ride...but stay off...Jcoyoung CAMBR
      XX Extension
      Palos Forest Preserve
      Feb 2, 2023 @ 8:32am
      7 hours
      Freeze/thaw Cycle We got the freeze go ride...but stay off...Jcoyoung CAMBR
      Wolf Road Connector
      Palos Forest Preserve
      Feb 2, 2023 @ 8:32am
      7 hours
      Freeze/thaw Cycle We got the freeze go ride...but stay off...Jcoyoung CAMBR
      XX
      Palos Forest Preserve
      Feb 2, 2023 @ 8:32am
      7 hours
      Freeze/thaw Cycle We got the freeze go ride...but stay off...Jcoyoung CAMBR
      Willow Springs Woods Parking 2
      Palos Forest Preserve
      Feb 2, 2023 @ 8:32am
      7 hours
      Freeze/thaw Cycle We got the freeze go ride...but stay off...Jcoyoung CAMBR
      Willow Springs Wood Parking
      Palos Forest Preserve
      Feb 2, 2023 @ 8:31am
      7 hours
      Freeze/thaw Cycle We got the freeze go ride...but stay off...Jcoyoung CAMBR
      TURF
      Palos Forest Preserve
      Feb 2, 2023 @ 8:31am
      7 hours
      Freeze/thaw Cycle We got the freeze go ride...but stay off...Jcoyoung CAMBR
      Surreal
      Palos Forest Preserve
      Feb 2, 2023 @ 8:31am
      7 hours
      Freeze/thaw Cycle We got the freeze go ride...but stay off...Jcoyoung CAMBR
      Sunbather's Trail
      Palos Forest Preserve
      Feb 2, 2023 @ 8:31am
      7 hours
      Freeze/thaw Cycle We got the freeze go ride...but stay off...Jcoyoung CAMBR
      Stonehouse 107th St. connector
      Palos Forest Preserve
      Feb 2, 2023 @ 8:31am
      7 hours
      Freeze/thaw Cycle We got the freeze go ride...but stay off...Jcoyoung CAMBR

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #3394457JET12updatetrail4x Drops Loop
      Feb 2, 2023 @ 12:50pm
      3 hours
      user #1309489WillieJacobszupdatedirectoryChicago Area Mountain Bikers (CAMBr)
      Feb 2, 2023 @ 9:59am
      6 hours
      user #1086134Jcoyoungaddreport3 Ravines and 60 more
      Feb 2, 2023 @ 8:31am
      7 hours
      user #917012BettybuelladdtrailSpur1 and 8 more
      Feb 2, 2023 @ 6:58am
      9 hours
      user #917012BettybuellupdatetrailSkills Area and 5 more
      Feb 2, 2023 @ 6:50am
      9 hours

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2518406rageifytrailBull Frog Lake TrailMountain biking not allowed according to...
      Nov 11, 2022 @ 10:13am
      Nov 11, 2022
      user #3113521CameronUxQp7gtrailAnacondaWanted to warm up On a green trail but I got...
      Jul 17, 2022 @ 11:03am
      Jul 17, 2022
      user #1419073BrianCorkyreport3 RavinesHow wet was it?
      May 10, 2022 @ 3:24pm
      May 10, 2022
      user #2833212crocysontrailWauponsee Glacial TrailThe first five miles, from the southern tip,...
      May 1, 2022 @ 4:00pm
      May 1, 2022
      user #808260steveschwasstrailHo Chi MinhA shorter, more fun (imo) and challenging...
      Mar 11, 2022 @ 4:50am
      Mar 11, 2022

      Local Badges


      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike413867 miles17,657 ft286 miles472 ft
      3266,6951869,719
      E-Bike133385 miles4,839 ft122 miles472 ft
      1,587171
      Horse3125 miles1,932 ft10 miles164 ft
      60719
      Hike448885 miles18,589 ft292 miles472 ft
      126,66221,748
      Trail Running433885 miles18,563 ft291 miles472 ft
      6,6613509
      Snowshoe3635 miles2,146 ft13 miles164 ft
      11838
      Backcountry Ski1010 miles633 ft4 miles157 ft
      1821
      Nordic Ski3636 miles2,113 ft13 miles164 ft
      12096
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