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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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      Stats

      Global Ranking
      #3,526
      State Ranking
      #15
      Trails
      46
      Total Distance
      6 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      2 miles
      Total Descent
      693 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      720 ft
      Total Vertical
      133 ft
      Reports
      12
      Photos
      31
      Ridden Counter
      227

      Photos of Palos Forest Preserve Mountain Bike

      trail: Bullwhip
      2 |
      May 20, 2018 @ 1:05pm
      1 days
      Bullwhip, Willow Springs
      trail: 3 Ravines
      9 |
      May 15, 2018 @ 8:25am
      May 15, 2018
      3 Ravines, Willow Springs
      11 |
      Apr 24, 2018 @ 8:15am
      Apr 24, 2018
      Gravity Cavity, Chicago
      53 |
      Jul 11, 2017 @ 4:21pm
      Jul 11, 2017
      Maple Lake East, Chicago
      more photos »

      Videos of Palos Forest Preserve Mountain Bike

      Not giving up on mountain biking yet
      1:00 | 99 | Jul 3, 2017
      Local Trails IV - Chicago Snow
      3:34 | 155 | Mar 15, 2017
      Burrito Hill
      0:39 | 11 | Dec 13, 2016
      Psycho Path Palos 2016
      3:14 | 8 | Oct 15, 2016
      more videos »

      Recent Activity

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      user #1540304WillmarquardtriddentrailGravity Cavity and 2 more
      May 21, 2018 @ 4:00pm
      4 hours
      user #328323mikeserafinaddridelogMay 20, 2018 ride log
      May 21, 2018 @ 3:49pm
      4 hours
      user #426538BooshRacingwishlistregionPalos Forest Preserve
      May 21, 2018 @ 3:06pm
      5 hours
      user #611736pmikrut15addridelogMay 20, 2018 ride log
      May 21, 2018 @ 2:51pm
      5 hours
      user #1040167drewsroaddridelogMay 20, 2018 ride log
      May 21, 2018 @ 11:57am
      8 hours
      view more »

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