3.1 miles
Distance
32 ft
Climb
-34 ft
Descent
00:31:39
Avg time

Canal Trail (BLUE) Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Horse
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
    • Nordic Ski
  • Riding Area
    Palos Forest Preserve
    Willow Springs, Illinois
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, DJ, Fat, Adaptive MTB, CX, Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #121434 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #89664 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    20 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
    • 5 in Skiing
  • Land Owner
    Forest Preserve District of Cook County

Canal Trail is an easy singletrack trail along the canal. Very little elevation change and mostly straight. Please note that this trail will merge and criss-cross with XX Trail in a few spots.

This trail is unsanctioned.

Adaptive Bike Info
aMTB 1 Rating: No obstacles exist. Wide enough. Can be ridden confidently solo.
More Stats for Canal Trail (BLUE) multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -2 ft
  • Altitude min
    581 ft
  • Altitude max
    596 ft
  • Altitude start
    592 ft
  • Altitude end
    591 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -5.6%
  • Grade min
    7.5%
  • Distance climb
    3,671 ft
  • Distance down
    3,711 ft
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
  • Avg time
    00:31:39
  • Avg reverse time
    00:33:20
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      Dec 7, 2023 @ 7:34am
      Dec 7, 2023
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      Dec 7, 2023 @ 7:06am
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      Dec 7, 2023 @ 6:55am
      Dec 7, 2023
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      Dec 6, 2023 @ 8:06pm
      Dec 6, 2023
      Dec 2, 2023 @ 4:47pm
      Dec 2, 2023
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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 5 rides
      • 18.8 km avg distance
      All
      • 329 rides
      • Last: May 11, 2024

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      Routes with this trail

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      Palos with Canal Loop15 miles
      South Palos Singletrack and Canal9 miles

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