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      Region Details
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      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      268
      Trails Mountain Bike
      254
      Trails E-Bike
      10
      Trails Hike
      268
      Trails Trail Running
      253
      Trails Horse
      38
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      1
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      2
      Trails Snowmobile
      2
      Trails Snowshoe
      45
      Trails Nordic Ski
      41
      Total Distance
      376 miles
      Total Descent
      19,685 ft
      Total Vertical
      550 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,109 ft
      Reports
      2,998
      Photos
      283
      Ridden Counter
      19,632

      Popular Northern Mountain Biking Trails

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      Bullwhip
      Palos Forest Preserve
      3 Ravines
      Palos Forest Preserve
      Hickory Smoked
      Palos Forest Preserve
      One Day
      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
      Palos Forest Preserve
      Little Monza
      Meadowdale Raceway Woods
      Corkscrew
      Meadowdale Raceway Woods
      Silo Hill
      Meadowdale Raceway Woods

      Northern Mountain Bike Routes

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      If You Were East Coast: Shook One Part 1
      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
      8 Mile Fast Ride
      Palos Forest Preserve
      8 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
      Palos with Canal Loop
      Palos Forest Preserve
      15 miles
      Weekend Ride
      Palos Forest Preserve
      16 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 6 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 55 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 592 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance

      Photos of Northern Mountain Bike

      0 |
      Jun 24, 2021 @ 5:06am
      4 hours
      1 |
      Jun 22, 2021 @ 1:48pm
      2 days
      1 |
      Jun 22, 2021 @ 1:48pm
      2 days
      1 |
      Jun 22, 2021 @ 1:40pm
      2 days
      trail: Bullwhip
      0 |
      Jun 22, 2021 @ 1:33pm
      2 days
      trail: Bullwhip
      0 |
      Jun 22, 2021 @ 1:33pm
      2 days
      trail: Bullwhip
      1 |
      Jun 22, 2021 @ 1:33pm
      2 days
      257 |
      Jul 11, 2017 @ 4:13pm
      Jul 11, 2017

      Videos of Northern Mountain Bike

      Merry Christmas
      trail: Dominator
      10 | Dec 25, 2020
      Palos
      | Dec 7, 2020
      Northrock xc27
      3:12 | 26 | Aug 19, 2020
      Okay
      0:20 | | Jul 18, 2020
      Not giving up on mountain biking yet
      1:00 | 239 | Jul 3, 2017
      Local Trails IV - Chicago Snow
      3:34 | 196 | Mar 15, 2017
      Burrito Hill
      0:39 | 65 | Dec 13, 2016
      Psycho Path Palos 2016
      3:14 | 247 | Oct 15, 2016

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #2682735Trek5900SLaddphoto in Palos Hills, Illinois, United States
      Jun 24, 2021 @ 5:07am
      4 hours
      user #2682735Trek5900SLaddtrailOrland Grasslands
      Jun 23, 2021 @ 5:54pm
      16 hours
      user #2682735Trek5900SLaddtrailBoopbabe's Purple Single Track and 4 more
      Jun 23, 2021 @ 4:10pm
      17 hours
      user #2682735Trek5900SLlikedirectoryChicago Area Mountain Bikers
      Jun 23, 2021 @ 10:41am
      23 hours
      user #1086134Jcoyoungaddreport3 Ravines and 43 more
      Jun 23, 2021 @ 8:44am
      1 day

      Recent Comments

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      user #2407463GreenGeektrailTURFQuite narrow with lots of blind corners....
      Jun 23, 2021 @ 3:25am
      1 day
      user #2407463GreenGeektrailCemetery Hill LoopLots of twists and turns so quite fun! A...
      Jun 22, 2021 @ 1:54pm
      2 days
      user #2407463GreenGeektrailHickory SmokedFirst time on it today and it was quite fun....
      Jun 22, 2021 @ 1:43pm
      2 days
      user #2407463GreenGeektrailBullwhipLots of fun when going down hill (Actually...
      Jun 22, 2021 @ 1:38pm
      2 days
      user #2682735Trek5900SLtrailCanal TrailNear where the Canal Trail meets the...
      Jun 20, 2021 @ 7:45am
      Jun 20, 2021

      Local Badges


      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike254373 miles19,406 ft144 miles551 ft
      2722,9921242,610
      E-Bike1052 miles1,073 ft17 miles446 ft
      1,06474
      Hike267376 miles19,685 ft145 miles551 ft
      72,98521,405
      Trail Running253376 miles19,659 ft145 miles551 ft
      2,9843187
      Horse3880 miles4,140 ft30 miles463 ft
      272
      Dirtbike/Moto146 miles607 ft15 miles259 ft
      1991
      ATV/ORV/OHV265 miles919 ft23 miles325 ft
      199
      Snowmobile265 miles919 ft23 miles325 ft
      22
      Snowshoe4594 miles4,865 ft35 miles463 ft
      9134
      Nordic Ski4191 miles4,547 ft33 miles463 ft
      7497
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