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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
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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
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  • < 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
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  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
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  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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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
      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
      Wolf Road Woods google parking directions
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      Region Details
      • 9
      • 10
      • 18
      • 16
      • 5

      Region Status
      Caution as of Nov 23, 2019
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      CAMBr
      (cambr.org)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #754
      State Ranking
      #2
      Trails (view details)
      58
      Trails Mountain Bike
      58
      Trails Hike
      58
      Trails Trail Running
      58
      Total Distance
      72 miles
      Total Descent
      6,211 ft
      Total Vertical
      164 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      746 ft
      Reports
      354
      Photos
      60
      Ridden Counter
      3,065

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 4 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 9 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance

      Photos of Palos Forest Preserve Mountain Bike

      11 |
      Dec 29, 2019 @ 4:24pm
      Dec 29, 2019
      trail: Tall Trees
      6 |
      Dec 21, 2019 @ 11:02pm
      Dec 21, 2019
      trail: Tall Trees
      3 |
      Dec 21, 2019 @ 11:02pm
      Dec 21, 2019
      trail: Tall Trees
      3 |
      Dec 21, 2019 @ 11:02pm
      Dec 21, 2019

      Videos of Palos Forest Preserve Mountain Bike

      Not giving up on mountain biking yet
      1:00 | 181 | Jul 3, 2017
      Local Trails IV - Chicago Snow
      3:34 | 184 | Mar 15, 2017
      Burrito Hill
      0:39 | 29 | Dec 13, 2016
      Psycho Path Palos 2016
      3:14 | 125 | Oct 15, 2016

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #954070bucknastydifficultyvotetrailHo Chi Mingh (Red) and 1 more
      Feb 15, 2020 @ 3:08pm
      2 days
      user #1399887tclanceyriddentrailHo Chi Mingh (Red)
      Feb 14, 2020 @ 11:49pm
      2 days
      user #2003830Chadmueller1969wishlisttrailCampground and 11 more
      Dec 26, 2019 @ 8:21am
      Dec 26, 2019
      user #1923669MTBrandonLeeriddentrail3 Ravines and 3 more
      Dec 23, 2019 @ 9:44pm
      Dec 23, 2019
      user #1978580ErnieAllen06wishlisttrailScreamin Eagle
      Dec 17, 2019 @ 8:19pm
      Dec 17, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      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

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Sag Valley2.8 km
      Thatcher Woods 112.7 km
      Big Marsh19.4 km
      Deer Grove Forest Preserve 431.2 km
      Andres Bike Park 3 2 234.8 km

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