4,859 ft
Distance
146 ft
Climb
-66 ft
Descent
00:08:50
Avg time

3 Ravines Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
    • Snowshoe
    • Nordic Ski
  • Riding Area
    Palos Forest Preserve
    Palos Hills, Illinois
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, DJ, RD, Fat, Adaptive MTB, CX, Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #3180 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #19143 in Trail Running
    • #16507 in Hiking
    • #842 in Horseback
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking
    • 75 in Horseback
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
    • 5 in Skiing
  • Land Manager

Three Ravines is an exhilarating downhill eastbound and a challenging (yet rewarding) climb westbound. As implied, the trail crosses three ravines, each with it's own personality.

Adaptive Bike Info
aMTB 2 Rating: Obstacles exist. You may or may not be able to ride this solo. Support rider recommended.
Local Trail Association
More Stats for 3 Ravines mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    79 ft
  • Altitude min
    632 ft
  • Altitude max
    734 ft
  • Altitude start
    645 ft
  • Altitude end
    725 ft
  • Grade
    1.6%
  • Grade max
    -9.2%
  • Grade min
    13.2%
  • Distance climb
    2,339 ft
  • Distance down
    2,034 ft
  • Distance flat
    486 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:50
  • Avg reverse time
    00:07:10
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Status:
on Oct 16, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.7 (10 votes)

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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
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  • < 1 month
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • mountain biking recent
  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
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  • Downhill Ski
  • Backcountry Ski
  • Nordic Ski
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      3 Ravines Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 71 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,633 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,417 rides
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      Photos

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      64 |
      Jun 10, 2021 @ 9:11pm
      Jun 10, 2021
      136 |
      Oct 1, 2020 @ 3:26pm
      Oct 1, 2020
      178 |
      Oct 5, 2018 @ 12:43am
      Oct 5, 2018
      212 |
      May 15, 2018 @ 8:25am
      May 15, 2018

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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      LifeFromTheLoam (Jul 1, 2020 at 12:38)
       One of the best in the Palos Triangle. Must ride if you're in the area.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      GreenGeek (Sep 12, 2020 at 7:16)
       Not knowing any better the first time I took it Westbound and yes, that’s a challenging climb. The creek crossings are tough and on one of them I could not get up it and basically fell. My understanding is that this is one of the most difficult loops in the Palos forest network.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      steveschwass (Oct 14, 2021 at 15:26)
       If you want a fun downhillish ride, take this trail east…if you enjoy climbs and pain take it west.
      [Reply]

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      Videos

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      6:10 | 208 | Oct 28, 2020 , Palos Hills
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      6:41 | 235 | Oct 11, 2020 , Palos Hills
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