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Recommended Routes in Illinois - 18

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Favorite Beautiful and challenging limestone section on XX Extension.
Intermediate/Difficult

Palos Tour

14.8 mi 23.8 km 736' Up 224.41 m Up 736' Down 224.43 m Down

Willow…, IL
Favorite A fun series of g-outs on Loop 4 at Raceway Woods.
Intermediate/Difficult

Raceway Woods

4.5 mi 7.3 km 323' Up 98.3 m Up 322' Down 98.15 m Down

Sleepy…, IL
Favorite Late season riding at Saw Wee Kee. Photo: Mike Pritchett.
Intermediate/Difficult

Saw Wee Kee Loop

7.1 mi 11.5 km 113' Up 34.45 m Up 113' Down 34.31 m Down

Lynwood, IL
Favorite Julia Bucksaws a logover on Trail B.
Intermediate/Difficult

Fay Pickering Memorial Trails Ride

9.4 mi 15.2 km 2,314' Up 705.35 m Up 2,313' Down 704.94 m Down

Marshall, IL
Favorite Drops
Intermediate

Kickapoo State Park

11.3 mi 18.2 km 892' Up 272.01 m Up 892' Down 271.96 m Down

Oakwood, IL
Favorite Testing gravity on Gravity Cavity
Intermediate/Difficult

Palos Outer Loop

12.7 mi 20.5 km 789' Up 240.4 m Up 791' Down 241.17 m Down

Burr Ridge, IL
Favorite Rest stop bench at scenic overlook on the Boulder Loop.
Intermediate

General Dacey Trail Mountain Bike Extension

6.2 mi 9.9 km 528' Up 160.96 m Up 529' Down 161.23 m Down

Shelbyv…, IL
Favorite Every time I see stuff like this I wonder who would take the time from cycling to put it there.
Intermediate/Difficult

Farmdale Loop

16.3 mi 26.3 km 871' Up 265.57 m Up 871' Down 265.56 m Down

East Pe…, IL
Favorite Riding the narrow spillway bridge across Spring Creek.
Difficult

Spring Lake Park

9.4 mi 15.1 km 837' Up 255.16 m Up 838' Down 255.4 m Down

Macomb, IL

Illinois Biking

  • 1,155 Miles 1,859 Kilometers of Trail
  • 18 Recommended Routes
  • 223 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 130 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 20 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Areas Within Illinois

Trails in Illinois - 354

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3.8 mi 6.2 km #1Stonehouse
Intermediate/Difficult
Palos Hills, IL
Intermediate/Difficult
Palos Hills, IL 25 
1.0 mi 1.6 km #2Three Ravines
Intermediate/Difficult
Burr Ridge, IL
Intermediate/Difficult
Burr Ridge, IL 18 
0.4 mi 0.7 km #3Gravity Cavity
Difficult
Burr Ridge, IL
Difficult
Burr Ridge, IL 17 
0.8 mi 1.2 km #4XX Extension
Difficult
Burr Ridge, IL
Difficult
Burr Ridge, IL 14 
0.3 mi 0.5 km #5Bloodshed
Intermediate/Difficult
Burr Ridge, IL
Intermediate/Difficult
Burr Ridge, IL
0.8 mi 1.3 km #6River Bluff Trail Connector
Intermediate
Oakville, MO
Intermediate
Oakville, MO 14 
0.4 mi 0.7 km #7Yellow Jacket
Intermediate
Carbondale, IL
Intermediate
Carbondale, IL
63.2 mi 101.8 km #8I & M Canal Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Rockdale, IL
Easy/Intermediate
Rockdale, IL
3.6 mi 5.8 km #9Catalyst Loop
Intermediate
Carbondale, IL
Intermediate
Carbondale, IL
0.3 mi 0.4 km #10South System Descent
Intermediate
Hampton, IL
Intermediate
Hampton, IL

Photos of Illinois - 336

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Beautiful and challenging limestone section on XX Extension.
Oct 28, 2016 near Burr Ridge, IL
Testing gravity on Gravity Cavity
Oct 23, 2017 near Palos H…, IL
The Palos trails have a few pockets of meadows mixed in with all the dense forest.
Oct 28, 2016 near Burr Ridge, IL
Rockin' a berm at the bottom of One Day.
Oct 28, 2016 near Palos H…, IL
Justin Brown rides 'The Spine' on the Cemetery Hill Connector.
Sep 29, 2015 near Willow…, IL
Eastbound climb out of the west ravine.
Oct 26, 2015 near Burr Ridge, IL
Great ridge climb traversing along the Lake Storey spillway.
Apr 19, 2016 near Galesburg, IL
Rest stop bench at scenic overlook on the Boulder Loop.
Oct 30, 2015 near Shelbyv…, IL