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  • Snow Packed
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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Variable
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      At 15,000 acres, the Palos Preserves in southwest Cook County are the largest concentration of preserved land in the Forest Preserves. Thanks to more than three decades of habitat restoration, they also hold some of the highest-quality natural areas in the county.

      These trails join many popular sites, such as the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center, Pulaski Woods, Saganashkee Slough and Maple Lake which is home to a mountain bike staging area that provides access to almost 40 miles of unpaved trails.
      AKA: Palos
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      Open on Nov 3, 2018

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      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #3,061
      State Ranking
      #12
      Trails (view details)
      47
      Trails Mountain Bike
      47
      Trails Hike
      47
      Trails Trail Running
      47
      Total Distance
      51 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      24 miles
      Total Descent
      5,008 ft
      Total Vertical
      164 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      746 ft
      Reports
      57
      Photos
      36
      Ridden Counter
      1,178

      Photos of Palos Forest Preserve Mountain Bike

      4 |
      Nov 8, 2018 @ 8:39pm
      Nov 8, 2018
      Cemetery Hill Access
      2 |
      Nov 8, 2018 @ 8:38pm
      Nov 8, 2018
      Cemetery Hill Access
      trail: 3 Ravines
      11 |
      Oct 5, 2018 @ 12:43am
      Oct 5, 2018
      3 Ravines, Palos Forest Preserve
      trail: Bullwhip
      31 |
      May 20, 2018 @ 1:05pm
      May 20, 2018
      Bullwhip, Willow Springs
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      Videos of Palos Forest Preserve Mountain Bike

      Not giving up on mountain biking yet
      1:00 | 125 | Jul 3, 2017
      Local Trails IV - Chicago Snow
      3:34 | 163 | Mar 15, 2017
      Burrito Hill
      0:39 | 17 | Dec 13, 2016
      Psycho Path Palos 2016
      3:14 | 53 | Oct 15, 2016
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      Recent Comments

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      user #305463PowerPantztrailThe Out & Back (Lobster)This trail is called “Stonehouse”
      Sep 1, 2018 @ 2:39pm
      Sep 1, 2018
      user #941161lml427trailCampgroundThis is not called "Ugly Pants". It is the...
      Aug 13, 2018 @ 5:27am
      Aug 13, 2018
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      Recent Activity

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      Dec 11, 2018 @ 9:01am
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