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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Caution as of 2 days
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      173
      Trails Mountain Bike
      158
      Trails E-Bike
      4
      Trails Hike
      172
      Trails Trail Running
      157
      Trails Horse
      37
      Trails Snowshoe
      39
      Trails Nordic Ski
      39
      Total Distance
      176 miles
      Total Descent
      10,708 ft
      Total Vertical
      332 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      913 ft
      Reports
      1,054
      Photos
      157
      Ridden Counter
      11,250

      Popular Chicagoland Mountain Biking Trails

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      Chicagoland Mountain Bike Routes

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      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 4 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 206 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance

      Photos of Chicagoland Mountain Bike

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      Videos of Chicagoland Mountain Bike

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      Current Trail Warnings

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      Glacial Ridge Trails
      Glen Ellyn
      Sep 30, 2020 @ 5:45pm
      Sep 30, 2020
      VariableLeodemannLarge tree down across trail, blocking...

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      Oct 25, 2020 @ 8:01pm
      1 days
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      Oct 24, 2020 @ 9:05pm
      2 days
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      Oct 24, 2020 @ 6:32pm
      2 days
      user #2308667LukeisthebestdifficultyvotetrailStonehouse and 1 more
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      Oct 22, 2020 @ 5:57pm
      Oct 22, 2020

      Recent Comments

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      user #2392841Kdub91712trailStonehouseToday near the actual stone house on the trail...
      Oct 3, 2020 @ 8:19pm
      Oct 3, 2020
      user #2407463GreenGeektrailBurrito HillGood time and lots of fun when going downhill...
      Sep 28, 2020 @ 10:58am
      Sep 28, 2020
      user #2419430LeodemannreportGlacial Ridge TrailsNot permitted by whom?
      Sep 27, 2020 @ 3:58pm
      Sep 27, 2020
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      Sep 27, 2020 @ 3:52pm
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