4,997 ft
Distance
29 ft
Climb
-76 ft
Descent
00:05:35
Avg time
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Bullwhip (YELLOW) Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Horse
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
    • Nordic Ski
  • Riding Area
    Palos Forest Preserve
    Willow Springs, Illinois
  • AKA
    Yellow Singletrack
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, DJ, Fat, Adaptive MTB, CX, Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm
  • Global Ranking
    #4157 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #19966 in Trail Running
    • #22986 in Hiking
    • #810 in Horseback
    • #1350 in Snowshoeing
    • #3581 in Skiing
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
    • 5 in Skiing
  • Land Owner

Bullwhip features several bermed turns as the trail climbs from the Maple Lake Boating Center parking lot toward the orange multi-track.

Adaptive Bike Info
aMTB 1 Rating: No obstacles exist. Wide enough. Can be ridden confidently solo.
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More Stats for Bullwhip (YELLOW) multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -48 ft
  • Altitude min
    672 ft
  • Altitude max
    719 ft
  • Altitude start
    719 ft
  • Altitude end
    673 ft
  • Grade
    -1%
  • Grade max
    -10.2%
  • Grade min
    6.7%
  • Distance climb
    1,476 ft
  • Distance down
    2,661 ft
  • Distance flat
    814 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:35
  • Avg reverse time
    00:06:48
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on Jun 8, 2024
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Avg: 4 (8 votes)
Your vote: 0

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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
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  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Bullwhip (YELLOW) Trail Reports

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      Jun 8, 2024 @ 7:16am
      Jun 8, 2024
      Jun 7, 2024 @ 2:27pm
      Jun 7, 2024
      May 25, 2024 @ 3:37am
      May 25, 2024
      Mostly dry, some small puddles and greasy spots
      May 20, 2024 @ 4:53am
      May 20, 2024
      May 5, 2024 @ 6:21am
      May 5, 2024
      Rode on 5/2/24. Very good conditions even after all latest rain falls. A little running water through one of the creek crossings, but nothing major.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 87 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 664 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 11,262 rides
      • Last: Jun 21, 2024

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      Jun 22, 2021 @ 1:33pm
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      May 20, 2018 @ 1:05pm
      May 20, 2018

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