2,064 ft
Distance
-84 ft
Descent
00:02:22
Avg time
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Gravity Cavity Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
    • Snowshoe
    • Nordic Ski
  • Riding Area
    Palos Forest Preserve
    Palos Hills, Illinois
  • AKA
    Orange
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (3 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, DJ, Fat, Adaptive MTB, CX, Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop
  • Global Ranking
    #2905 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #21035 in Trail Running
    • #10383 in Hiking
    • #803 in Horseback
    • #1389 in Snowshoeing
    • #2992 in Skiing
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking
    • 100 in Horseback
    • 95 in Snowshoeing
    • 95 in Skiing
  • Land Manager

Fast downhill trail with optional drops and a logover at the end.

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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 Gravity Cavity mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -84 ft
  • Altitude min
    627 ft
  • Altitude max
    711 ft
  • Altitude start
    711 ft
  • Altitude end
    627 ft
  • Grade
    -4.1%
  • Grade max
    -14.7%
  • Grade min
    -1.4%
  • Distance down
    2,064 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:22
  • Avg reverse time
    00:04:15
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Status:
on Dec 27, 2021
Wet
Avg: 5 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Gravity Cavity Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 10 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 873 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,604 rides
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      Photos

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      Sep 19, 2020 @ 12:09pm
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      Sep 19, 2020 @ 10:07am
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      179 |
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 8:50am
      Oct 12, 2019
      255 |
      Apr 24, 2018 @ 8:15am
      Apr 24, 2018

      Routes with this trail

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      Palos with Canal Loop
      15 miles
      Palos Outer Loop
      14 miles
      Weekend Ride
      16 miles

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      GreenGeek (Sep 18, 2020 at 10:22)
       Quite awesome when going downhill (Southbound) with a few good jumps. A challenging climb in the opposite direction.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      steveschwass (Feb 21, 2021 at 14:25)
       Nice “downhill” trail for IL. Pretty much a straightaway with a couple turns with berms and small drops. Just beware the trails here are multidirectional. Too bad they can’t have a sign to have this downhill only. Since Covid I feel like you’re pretty lucky if you can ride down it without someone climbing out of it. I’ve had a couple close calls.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Trek5900SL (Jun 18, 2021 at 5:48)
       This trail is listed as bidirectional, but please try to only ride southbound whenever possible.
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      • + 1
      zkrpan (Aug 5, 2021 at 11:10)
       Best ridden southbound. All downhill except for a turn or two. Really fast and rutted, lots of roots and rocks. This is probably the best trail at Palos for anyone that loves speed and technical downhill, but like all of IL the downhill is very short. There are some nice drops at the end and a nice little jump next to tree on the left side in the middle of the run. Watch out for two sets of pinch rocks that can really catch you out if you try to ride through the middle which is the fastest line. Its a great trail at Palos one you can session over and over.
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