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      Region Details
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      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      404
      Trails Mountain Bike
      358
      Trails E-Bike
      47
      Trails Horse
      44
      Trails Hike
      398
      Trails Trail Running
      383
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      1
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      1
      Trails Snowmobile
      5
      Trails Snowshoe
      59
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      2
      Trails Nordic Ski
      52
      Total Distance
      847 miles
      Total Descent
      24,833 ft
      Total Vertical
      659 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,109 ft
      Reports
      6,383
      Photos
      410
      Ridden Counter
      32,666

      Popular Northern Mountain Biking Trails

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      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
      Trailhead Connector
      Carpentersville
      TURF
      Palos Forest Preserve
      Silo Hill
      Meadowdale Raceway Woods

      Northern Mountain Bike Routes

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      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
      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
      Meltdown 2022 Pathetic Attempt CH
      Palos Forest Preserve
      7 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

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 2 rides
      Yesterday
      • 21 rides
      Past Week
      • 278 rides

      Photos of Northern Mountain Bike

      trail: XX Extension
      6 |
      Oct 30, 2022 @ 11:30am
      Oct 30, 2022
      trail: Meadowdale
      8 |
      Oct 8, 2022 @ 11:46am
      Oct 8, 2022
      trail: 3 Ravines
      24 |
      Sep 28, 2022 @ 8:34am
      Sep 28, 2022
      5 |
      Sep 18, 2022 @ 8:05am
      Sep 18, 2022
      trail: Stonehouse
      8 |
      Sep 10, 2022 @ 4:39am
      Sep 10, 2022
      trail: Stonehouse
      14 |
      Sep 10, 2022 @ 4:39am
      Sep 10, 2022
      trail: Dynamite Road
      8 |
      Sep 3, 2022 @ 3:40am
      Sep 3, 2022
      trail: Purple Trail
      20 |
      Aug 2, 2022 @ 6:57am
      Aug 2, 2022

      Videos of Northern Mountain Bike

      5 ft Vert, 6 ft Hor, both feet off.
      101 | May 28, 2022
      Merry Christmas
      trail: Dominator
      22 | Dec 25, 2020
      Palos
      | Dec 7, 2020
      Northrock xc27
      3:12 | 31 | Aug 19, 2020
      Okay
      0:20 | | Jul 18, 2020
      Not giving up on mountain biking yet
      1:00 | 275 | Jul 3, 2017
      Local Trails IV - Chicago Snow
      3:34 | 208 | Mar 15, 2017
      Burrito Hill
      0:39 | 75 | Dec 13, 2016

      Current Trail Warnings

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #3169738ShayStickaNCoaddreportConnector to Trailhead and 3 more
      Dec 3, 2022 @ 2:28pm
      2 days
      user #2362388SkieselwishlistroutePalos with Canal Loop
      Dec 2, 2022 @ 2:08pm
      Dec 2, 2022
      user #1086134Jcoyoungaddreport3 Ravines and 51 more
      Nov 30, 2022 @ 9:17pm
      Nov 30, 2022
      user #3181366NikkiAL7vHDriddentrailStonehenge and 3 more
      Nov 27, 2022 @ 3:22pm
      Nov 27, 2022
      user #3181366NikkiAL7vHDriddentrailHickory Smoked and 3 more
      Nov 27, 2022 @ 10:30am
      Nov 27, 2022

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2518406rageifytrailBull Frog Lake TrailMountain biking not allowed according to...
      Nov 11, 2022 @ 10:13am
      Nov 11, 2022
      user #622193rydog450rtrailStephens ParkMy wife enjoyed this trail more than any...
      Oct 9, 2022 @ 10:26am
      Oct 9, 2022
      user #1372294DavidgoelztrailBig WheelThis was a fun little loop. Nice flow at the end.
      Oct 8, 2022 @ 2:28pm
      Oct 8, 2022
      user #2013139makers1963trailCheese Country TrailThis is an ATV trail, but bikeable, but chunky...
      Sep 18, 2022 @ 8:04am
      Sep 18, 2022
      user #2200180Jackb2trailBig WheelIndicated as a 2 way trail. This is incorrect....
      Aug 16, 2022 @ 8:05am
      Aug 16, 2022

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike357828 miles23,783 ft271 miles659 ft
      3976,4181774,793
      E-Bike47304 miles3,993 ft77 miles659 ft
      2,021186
      Horse44174 miles4,203 ft46 miles577 ft
      29319
      Hike398841 miles24,649 ft275 miles659 ft
      116,40922,427
      Trail Running383841 miles24,623 ft275 miles659 ft
      6,4083563
      Dirtbike/Moto146 miles607 ft15 miles259 ft
      1985
      ATV/ORV/OHV146 miles607 ft15 miles259 ft
      1982
      Snowmobile5158 miles1,394 ft39 miles643 ft
      22
      Snowshoe59194 miles5,453 ft53 miles577 ft
      11655
      Backcountry Ski22,287 ft33 ft830 ft33 ft
      236
      Nordic Ski5297 miles4,557 ft36 miles463 ft
      98176
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