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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
      Land Status: Municipal Park
      Red Gate Woods Parking google parking directions
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      Region Details
      • 8
      • 17
      • 25
      • 18
      • 6

      Region Status
      Caution as of Dec 27, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      88
      Trails Mountain Bike
      74
      Trails E-Bike
      2
      Trails Hike
      88
      Trails Trail Running
      88
      Trails Horse
      36
      Trails Snowshoe
      39
      Trails Nordic Ski
      38
      Total Distance
      89 miles
      Total Descent
      5,999 ft
      Total Vertical
      166 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      746 ft
      Reports
      3,122
      Photos
      199
      Ridden Counter
      12,609

      Photos of Palos Forest Preserve Mountain Bike

      trail: Lorado Taft
      6 |
      Mar 3, 2022 @ 7:39am
      Mar 3, 2022
      trail: Lorado Taft
      6 |
      Mar 3, 2022 @ 7:39am
      Mar 3, 2022
      trail: Lorado Taft
      6 |
      Mar 3, 2022 @ 7:39am
      Mar 3, 2022
      trail: Cyclocorus
      5 |
      Mar 3, 2022 @ 7:37am
      Mar 3, 2022
      trail: Cyclocorus
      7 |
      Mar 3, 2022 @ 7:37am
      Mar 3, 2022
      trail: Cyclocorus
      6 |
      Mar 3, 2022 @ 7:37am
      Mar 3, 2022
      trail: Cyclocorus
      7 |
      Mar 3, 2022 @ 7:37am
      Mar 3, 2022
      trail: Cyclocorus
      11 |
      Mar 3, 2022 @ 7:37am
      Mar 3, 2022

      Videos of Palos Forest Preserve Mountain Bike

      Palos
      | Dec 7, 2020
      Northrock xc27
      3:12 | 28 | Aug 19, 2020
      Okay
      0:20 | | Jul 18, 2020
      Not giving up on mountain biking yet
      1:00 | 265 | Jul 3, 2017
      Local Trails IV - Chicago Snow
      3:34 | 205 | Mar 15, 2017
      Burrito Hill
      0:39 | 69 | Dec 13, 2016
      Psycho Path Palos 2016
      3:14 | 252 | Oct 15, 2016
      Bloodshed Palos 2016
      trail: Bloodshed
      2:45 | 350 | Oct 15, 2016

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1953780accarpenwishlistrouteUnofficial Palos Meltdown 2020 (Social Distance Edition)
      May 22, 2022 @ 6:44am
      4 hours
      user #2308667LukeisthebestaddreportYellow Multitrack
      May 20, 2022 @ 4:49pm
      2 days
      user #1086134JcoyoungupdatetrailRoadkill - Stonehenge Connector and 1 more
      May 19, 2022 @ 2:06pm
      3 days
      user #1086134Jcoyoungaddreport3 Ravines and 53 more
      May 19, 2022 @ 1:52pm
      3 days
      user #1086134Jcoyoungaddreport3 Ravines and 53 more
      May 18, 2022 @ 8:22pm
      May 18, 2022

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1419073BrianCorkyreport3 RavinesHow wet was it?
      May 10, 2022 @ 3:24pm
      May 10, 2022
      user #808260steveschwasstrailHo Chi MinhA shorter, more fun (imo) and challenging...
      Mar 11, 2022 @ 4:50am
      Mar 11, 2022
      user #2518406rageifytrailDynamite RoadWithout a doubt should be black compared to...
      Nov 21, 2021 @ 8:00am
      Nov 21, 2021
      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

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Sag Valley 12.8 km
      Swallow Cliff3.4 km
      Thatcher Woods 112.7 km
      Pilcher Park 214 km
      Wegmat Maintained Trails14.7 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike7479 miles5,390 ft34 miles167 ft
      #377#1871933,122910,340
      E-Bike25 miles121 ft2 miles157 ft
      34820
      Hike8889 miles6,001 ft37 miles167 ft
      #255#14673,1221165
      Trail Running8889 miles6,001 ft37 miles167 ft
      #255#1443,121152
      Horse3633 miles3,091 ft15 miles164 ft
      1499
      Snowshoe3935 miles3,222 ft15 miles164 ft
      881
      Nordic Ski3834 miles3,186 ft15 miles164 ft
      8814
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