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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Flow (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%
  • bi-directional trail
  • no data
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
Contribute Details
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
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  • 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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Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public ridelogs from the past 6 months.
  • mountain biking recent
  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public skilogs from the past 12 months.
  • Downhill Ski
  • Backcountry Ski
  • Nordic Ski
Jump Magnitude Heatmap
Heatmap of where riders jump on trails. Zoom in to see individual jumps, click circles to view jump details.
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      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      246
      Trails Mountain Bike
      257
      Trails E-Bike
      22
      Trails Hike
      279
      Trails Trail Running
      264
      Trails Horse
      40
      Trails Snowshoe
      43
      Trails Nordic Ski
      42
      Total Distance
      177 miles
      Total Descent
      10,623 ft
      Total Vertical
      332 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      913 ft
      Reports
      2,614
      Photos
      271
      Ridden Counter
      19,727

      Popular Chicagoland Mountain Biking Trails

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

      Chicagoland Mountain Bike Routes

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      Palos with Canal Loop
      Palos Forest Preserve
      15 miles
      If You Were East Coast: Shook One Part 1
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      8 miles
      8 Mile Fast Ride
      Palos Forest Preserve
      8 miles
      When the East is in the House: Shook Ones Part: Two
      Palos Forest Preserve
      12 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
      Fast Gravel Grinder
      Palos Forest Preserve
      29 miles
      South Palos Singletrack and Canal
      Palos Hills
      9 miles
      Weekend Ride
      Palos Forest Preserve
      16 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 45 rides
      Yesterday
      • 65 rides
      Past Week
      • 391 rides

      Photos of Chicagoland Mountain Bike

      trail: Stair Steps
      0 |
      Oct 19, 2021 @ 11:28am
      1 day
      trail: Boulderdash
      1 |
      Oct 18, 2021 @ 8:46am
      3 days
      trail: Grass HIll
      9 |
      Oct 13, 2021 @ 7:56am
      Oct 13, 2021
      trail: Stonehouse
      11 |
      Sep 30, 2021 @ 4:15am
      Sep 30, 2021
      trail: Stonehouse
      14 |
      Sep 30, 2021 @ 4:15am
      Sep 30, 2021
      trail: Stonehouse
      15 |
      Sep 13, 2021 @ 12:02pm
      Sep 13, 2021
      trail: XX Extension
      13 |
      Aug 24, 2021 @ 4:28pm
      Aug 24, 2021
      304 |
      Jul 11, 2017 @ 4:13pm
      Jul 11, 2017

      Videos of Chicagoland Mountain Bike

      Merry Christmas
      trail: Dominator
      14 | Dec 25, 2020
      Palos
      | Dec 7, 2020
      Northrock xc27
      3:12 | 27 | Aug 19, 2020
      Okay
      0:20 | | Jul 18, 2020
      Not giving up on mountain biking yet
      1:00 | 259 | Jul 3, 2017
      Local Trails IV - Chicago Snow
      3:34 | 202 | Mar 15, 2017
      Burrito Hill
      0:39 | 67 | Dec 13, 2016
      Psycho Path Palos 2016
      3:14 | 249 | Oct 15, 2016

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #1086134JcoyoungaddvideoDoesn't Exist | Saw Wee Kee Park, Oswego, IL
      Oct 20, 2021 @ 8:05am
      13 hours
      user #1086134JcoyoungaddvideoVertical Velocity at Saw Wee Kee
      Oct 20, 2021 @ 8:04am
      13 hours
      user #27743182006-stumpjumpercommenttrailDoesn't Exist
      Oct 20, 2021 @ 4:31am
      17 hours
      user #2395363DaviddeRX5XaddreportRed Gate Woods Access and 5 more
      Oct 19, 2021 @ 12:55pm
      1 day
      user #2407463GreenGeekaddreportStair Steps and 1 more
      Oct 19, 2021 @ 11:32am
      1 day

      Recent Comments

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      user #27743182006-stumpjumpertrailDoesn't ExistThere are many opinions about how trails are...
      Oct 20, 2021 @ 4:31am
      17 hours
      user #2308667LukeisthebesttrailWolf Road ConnectorA person prank us and made this Multi track...
      Oct 16, 2021 @ 5:15pm
      Oct 16, 2021
      user #808260steveschwasstrail3 RavinesIf you want a fun downhillish ride, take this...
      Oct 14, 2021 @ 3:26pm
      Oct 14, 2021
      user #1196712FreemousereportCemetery Hill LoopThanks!! John here…Jimmy’s Friend. Going...
      Aug 6, 2021 @ 8:48am
      Aug 6, 2021
      user #1763768zkrpantrailGravity CavityBest ridden southbound. All downhill except...
      Aug 5, 2021 @ 11:10am
      Aug 5, 2021

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike256174 miles10,344 ft67 miles318 ft
      2602,6081240,920
      E-Bike221 mile148 ft3,314 ft118 ft
      42137
      Hike278177 miles10,623 ft68 miles331 ft
      72,6082827
      Trail Running264176 miles10,597 ft68 miles331 ft
      2,6073178
      Horse4034 miles3,533 ft15 miles164 ft
      15219
      Snowshoe4344 miles3,940 ft19 miles164 ft
      796
      Nordic Ski4244 miles3,940 ft19 miles164 ft
      808
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