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Recommended Routes in Chicago Metro Area - 7

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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 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 Beulah bridge drop into the South Trails.
Intermediate

Beulah Beginner Loop

2.4 mi 3.9 km 69' Up 21.1 m Up 69' Down 21.18 m Down

Zion, IL
Favorite Path entering Whalon Lake area.
Easy/Intermediate

Whalon Lake Loop

19.3 mi 31.1 km 366' Up 111.48 m Up 365' Down 111.31 m Down

Boulder…, IL
Favorite Wetlands.
Easy/Intermediate

Moraine Hills State Park Tour

9.8 mi 15.8 km 166' Up 50.52 m Up 166' Down 50.65 m Down

Lakemoor, IL
Favorite Rockin' a berm at the bottom of One Day.
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

Chicago Metro Area Biking

  • 781 Miles 1,257 Kilometers of Trail
  • 7 Recommended Routes
  • 205 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 90 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 15 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Chicago Metro Area - 302

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18.4 mi 29.6 km #1Chicago Lakefront Trail
Easy
Lincolnwood, IL
Easy
Lincolnwood, IL
14.5 mi 23.4 km #2Illinois Prairie Path: Elgin Branch
Easy
Elgin, IL
Easy
Elgin, IL
14.8 mi 23.7 km #3Illinois Prairie Path: Aurora Branch
Easy
Aurora, IL
Easy
Aurora, IL
2.6 mi 4.2 km #4Burnham Greenway: Black
Easy
Burnham, IL
Easy
Burnham, IL
63.2 mi 101.8 km #5I & M Canal Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Rockdale, IL
Easy/Intermediate
Rockdale, IL
3.2 mi 5.2 km #6Waubonsie Creek Trail
Easy
Montgomery, IL
Easy
Montgomery, IL
11.9 mi 19.2 km #7VL Gilman Trail
Easy
Boulder Hill, IL
Easy
Boulder Hill, IL
3.8 mi 6.1 km #8Tall Grass Greenway
Easy
Boulder Hill, IL
Easy
Boulder Hill, IL
1.2 mi 1.9 km #995th Street Bikeway
Easy
Bolingbrook, IL
Easy
Bolingbrook, IL
1.8 mi 2.9 km #10Waubonsie Creek Trail
Easy
Aurora, IL
Easy
Aurora, IL

Photos of Chicago Metro Area - 200

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Justin Brown rides 'The Spine' on the Cemetery Hill Connector.
Sep 29, 2015 near Willow…, IL
Jason and Justin wind back and forth through the ravine on Bloodshed.
Oct 13, 2015 near Burr Ridge, IL
Smooth berm
Oct 25, 2015 near Willow…, IL
Eastbound climb out of the west ravine.
Oct 26, 2015 near Burr Ridge, IL
Beautiful and challenging limestone section on XX Extension.
Oct 28, 2016 near Burr Ridge, IL
Rockin' a berm at the bottom of One Day.
Oct 28, 2016 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
Testing gravity on Gravity Cavity
Oct 23, 2017 near Palos H…, IL