4,859 ft
Distance
146 ft
Climb
-66 ft
Descent
00:08:34
Avg time

3 Ravines Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Horse
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • 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 [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
    • 100 in Snowshoeing
    • 100 in Skiing
  • Land Owner

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
    00:08:34
  • Avg reverse time
    00:06:44
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Status:
on Jan 25, 2023
Wet
Avg: 4.55 (11 votes)
Your vote: 0

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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
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  • Very Dry
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      3 Ravines Trail Reports

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      Jan 25, 2023 @ 6:55am
      Jan 25, 2023
      reporter The trail surface is not frozen. Please stay off until we get a deep freeze
      Jan 23, 2023 @ 12:48pm
      Jan 23, 2023
      reporter Trail surface has frozen but please ride early and exit when it gets soft
      Jan 16, 2023 @ 7:05am
      Jan 16, 2023
      reporter Trails will be out of commission for a while.
      Jan 15, 2023 @ 6:25pm
      Jan 15, 2023
      reporter Trails will be out of commission for a while.
      Jan 14, 2023 @ 4:14pm
      Jan 14, 2023
      reporter Only ride if trails are frozen. It should be at least below ~28*F and NOT sunny.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,327 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 7,394 rides
      • Last: Jan 28, 2023

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      32 |
      Sep 28, 2022 @ 8:34am
      Sep 28, 2022
      200 |
      Jun 10, 2021 @ 9:11pm
      Jun 10, 2021
      282 |
      Oct 1, 2020 @ 3:26pm
      Oct 1, 2020
      265 |
      Oct 5, 2018 @ 12:43am
      Oct 5, 2018

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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 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]
      • + 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]
      • + 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]





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