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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
ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
Max Vehicle Width
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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
  • 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
      • 56
      • 32
      • 76
      • 77
      • 11

      Region Status
      Open as of 21 hours
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      252
      Trails Mountain Bike
      252
      Trails E-Bike
      7
      Trails Hike
      251
      Trails Trail Running
      236
      Trails Horse
      1
      Trails Dirtbike
      1
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      2
      Trails Snowmobile
      2
      Trails Snowshoe
      6
      Trails Nordic Ski
      2
      Total Distance
      369 miles
      Total Descent
      20,111 ft
      Total Vertical
      550 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,109 ft
      Reports
      789
      Photos
      146
      Ridden Counter
      7,174

      Popular Northern Mountain Biking Trails

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      Bullwhip
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      Palos Forest Preserve
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      Palos Forest Preserve
      Claw Connector
      Palos Forest Preserve
      One Day
      Palos Forest Preserve
      Gravity Cavity
      Palos Forest Preserve
      Psycho Path
      Palos Forest Preserve
      Blue Loop
      Palos Forest Preserve
      Cemetery Hill Loop
      Palos Forest Preserve
      The Out & Back (Lobster)
      Palos Forest Preserve
      Campground
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      Screamin Eagle
      Palos Forest Preserve
      Grass HIll
      Palos Forest Preserve
      Dynamite Connector
      Palos Forest Preserve

      Northern Mountain Bike Routes

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      Sylvan Island
      Sylvan Island Park
      3 miles
      10 mile Glen Ellyn All-Mountain Ridepopular ridelog10 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 2 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 37 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 363 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance

      Photos of Northern Mountain Bike

      trail: Brown Trail
      2 |
      May 10, 2020 @ 4:28am
      May 10, 2020
      trail: Brown Trail
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      May 10, 2020 @ 4:28am
      May 10, 2020
      trail: Brown Trail
      3 |
      May 10, 2020 @ 4:28am
      May 10, 2020
      2 |
      May 10, 2020 @ 4:26am
      May 10, 2020

      Videos of Northern Mountain Bike

      Not giving up on mountain biking yet
      1:00 | 197 | Jul 3, 2017
      Local Trails IV - Chicago Snow
      3:34 | 189 | Mar 15, 2017
      Burrito Hill
      0:39 | 36 | Dec 13, 2016
      Psycho Path Palos 2016
      3:14 | 166 | Oct 15, 2016

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Puri Crest Loop
      Rock Cut State Park
      May 19, 2020 @ 4:55pm
      May 19, 2020
      Prevalent MudJMcDade22
      Wildcat
      Oswego
      May 7, 2020 @ 8:32pm
      May 7, 2020
      Prevalent MudAlgus7There was lots of mud and standing water...
      Fox River Trail
      Oswego
      May 5, 2020 @ 6:28am
      May 5, 2020
      WetNicholasAlbertHeavy flooding and standing water up to...

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1359246banker1741addreportSylvan Island Loop
      May 26, 2020 @ 5:17pm
      13 hours
      user #2162969Pjburke99riddentrailTech Drop In and 2 more
      May 26, 2020 @ 3:24pm
      15 hours
      user #2162969Pjburke99votetrailTech Drop In
      May 26, 2020 @ 3:24pm
      15 hours
      user #1086548Chop1869addreportI. C. Rail Trail
      May 26, 2020 @ 11:32am
      19 hours
      user #1086548Chop1869addreportI. C. Rail Trail
      May 26, 2020 @ 5:11am
      1 days

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1476274lola-rides-bikestrailLong Shotthis is, by far the worst trail i have ever...
      May 3, 2020 @ 3:31pm
      May 3, 2020
      user #1947376SimpleSimon101trailBlackhawkFun yet challenging
      Apr 28, 2020 @ 11:10pm
      Apr 28, 2020
      user #2076068CrazysquirelltrailWhiz BangWow sights to see on this trail, fast pump...
      Apr 1, 2020 @ 6:58pm
      Apr 1, 2020
      user #2076068CrazysquirelltrailDaisy CutterGreat fun, loved it both ways. So happy to...
      Apr 1, 2020 @ 6:57pm
      Apr 1, 2020
      user #1886309VonMitchreportLittle MonzaBreak time
      Aug 7, 2019 @ 5:55pm
      Aug 7, 2019

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