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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 80%
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  • > 50%
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

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  • 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
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  • photo Photo
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  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • 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
      Palos Park Woods - South google parking directions
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      Region Details
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      • 18
      • 16
      • 5

      Region Status
      Caution as of 2 days
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      58
      Trails Mountain Bike
      59
      Trails Hike
      59
      Trails Trail Running
      59
      Total Distance
      72 miles
      Total Descent
      6,211 ft
      Total Vertical
      164 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      746 ft
      Reports
      390
      Photos
      72
      Ridden Counter
      3,672

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 3 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 8 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 88 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance

      Photos of Palos Forest Preserve Mountain Bike

      0 |
      Jun 5, 2020 @ 9:16am
      24 hours
      0 |
      Jun 5, 2020 @ 9:13am
      24 hours
      1 |
      Jun 3, 2020 @ 4:39pm
      3 days
      1 |
      Jun 3, 2020 @ 4:39pm
      3 days

      Videos of Palos Forest Preserve Mountain Bike

      Not giving up on mountain biking yet
      1:00 | 198 | Jul 3, 2017
      Local Trails IV - Chicago Snow
      3:34 | 189 | Mar 15, 2017
      Burrito Hill
      0:39 | 38 | Dec 13, 2016
      Psycho Path Palos 2016
      3:14 | 172 | Oct 15, 2016

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Campground
      Jun 4, 2020 @ 8:00am
      2 days
      Idealstunnanumma1
      Psycho Path
      Jun 4, 2020 @ 8:00am
      2 days
      Idealstunnanumma1
      Dynamite Road
      Jun 4, 2020 @ 8:00am
      2 days
      Idealstunnanumma1
      3 Ravines
      Jun 4, 2020 @ 8:00am
      2 days
      Idealstunnanumma1
      Ho Chi Mingh (Red)
      Jun 4, 2020 @ 8:00am
      2 days
      Idealstunnanumma1
      Orange Trail
      Jun 4, 2020 @ 8:00am
      2 days
      Idealstunnanumma1
      Bullwhip
      Jun 4, 2020 @ 8:00am
      2 days
      Idealstunnanumma1
      Campground
      Jun 4, 2020 @ 8:00am
      2 days
      Idealstunnanumma1
      Blue Loop
      Jun 4, 2020 @ 8:00am
      2 days
      Idealstunnanumma1
      Turf Trail
      May 30, 2020 @ 10:38am
      May 30, 2020
      Prevalent MudDMann3dSome bits you can easily avoid but if you...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2203287sullytrailsaddphoto in My City and 1 more
      Jun 5, 2020 @ 9:13am
      24 hours
      user #1390977stunnanumma1addreportCampground and 8 more
      Jun 4, 2020 @ 6:44pm
      2 days
      user #2203287sullytrailsaddphoto in My City and 6 more
      Jun 3, 2020 @ 4:25pm
      3 days
      user #2186763jj4foreriddentrailBlue Trail
      Jun 1, 2020 @ 2:03pm
      Jun 1, 2020
      user #2196841Rmp1966addphoto in Woodridge, Illinois, United States and 2 more
      Jun 1, 2020 @ 12:38pm
      Jun 1, 2020

      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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