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40 mi 65 km of trail 1 Recommended Route

Easy Trails 9 Trails Intermediate Trails 17 Trails Hard Trails 3 Trails

Food & Drink

Many locals head to Imperial Oak Brewing at 501 Willow Blvd Willow Springs, IL for a fine selection of craft beers along with a few non-alcoholic selections for non-drinkers. Food trucks can also be found here on weekends.

For hot and cold deli offerings, Spring Forest Deli at 8390 Archer Avenue in Willow Springs, IL has an excellent well-rounded menu. Indoor seating is limited, but there is an outdoor pavilion for fair weather outdoor dining.

Plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, brews, and hot food can be found at The Irish Legend at 8933 S. Archer Ave in Willow Springs, IL.

Those looking for a hearty breakfast can find it a short drive away at Willow Hills Restaurant and Pancake House at 6678 S. Joliet Rd in Indian Head P ark, IL.

El Faro Restaurant at 6136 South Archer Road in Summit, IL has the best tacos in the area.

Recommended Routes in Palos Trail System - 1

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

Palos Tour

15.0 mi 24.2 km 764' Up 233.01 m Up 765' Down 233.02 m Down

Willow…, IL

Trails in Palos Trail System - 28

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3.9 mi 6.3 km #1Stonehouse
Intermediate/Difficult
Palos Hills, IL
Intermediate/Difficult
Palos Hills, IL 23 
1.0 mi 1.6 km #2Three Ravines
Intermediate/Difficult
Burr Ridge, IL
Intermediate/Difficult
Burr Ridge, IL 13 
0.4 mi 0.7 km #3Gravity Cavity
Difficult
Burr Ridge, IL
Difficult
Burr Ridge, IL 15 
0.3 mi 0.5 km #4Bloodshed
Difficult
Burr Ridge, IL
Difficult
Burr Ridge, IL
0.8 mi 1.2 km #5XX Extension
Difficult
Burr Ridge, IL
Difficult
Burr Ridge, IL 11 
0.9 mi 1.4 km #6XX
Difficult
Burr Ridge, IL
Difficult
Burr Ridge, IL 11 
3.4 mi 5.5 km #7Campground Trail
Intermediate
Burr Ridge, IL
Intermediate
Burr Ridge, IL 15 
1.0 mi 1.7 km #8Bullwhip
Intermediate
Willow Springs, IL
Intermediate
Willow Springs, IL
1.8 mi 2.9 km #9Cemetery Hill Loop
Intermediate
Willow Springs, IL
Intermediate
Willow Springs, IL 12 
1.0 mi 1.6 km #10Turf
Intermediate/Difficult
Burr Ridge, IL
Intermediate/Difficult
Burr Ridge, IL
1.1 mi 1.8 km #11Bullfrog Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Burr Ridge, IL
Intermediate/Difficult
Burr Ridge, IL
0.8 mi 1.2 km #12Psycho Path
Intermediate
Burr Ridge, IL
Intermediate
Burr Ridge, IL
0.6 mi 1.0 km #13One Day
Intermediate
Burr Ridge, IL
Intermediate
Burr Ridge, IL
0.7 mi 1.1 km #14Dynamite Road
Intermediate/Difficult
Burr Ridge, IL
Intermediate/Difficult
Burr Ridge, IL
0.4 mi 0.7 km #15Hickory Smoked
Intermediate
Willow Springs, IL
Intermediate
Willow Springs, IL
0.2 mi 0.3 km #16Half Acre
Intermediate
Burr Ridge, IL
Intermediate
Burr Ridge, IL
0.4 mi 0.7 km #17Maple Lake East
Intermediate
Willow Springs, IL
Intermediate
Willow Springs, IL
1.3 mi 2.1 km #18Pipeline
Intermediate
Burr Ridge, IL
Intermediate
Burr Ridge, IL
0.7 mi 1.1 km #19Burrito Hill
Intermediate
Willow Springs, IL
Intermediate
Willow Springs, IL
0.3 mi 0.5 km #20Grass Hill
Intermediate
Burr Ridge, IL
Intermediate
Burr Ridge, IL
3.9 mi 6.3 km #21Brown Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Willow Springs, IL
Easy/Intermediate
Willow Springs, IL
3.3 mi 5.2 km #22Canal
Intermediate
Burr Ridge, IL
Intermediate
Burr Ridge, IL
0.5 mi 0.8 km #23Ho Chi Minh
Difficult
Burr Ridge, IL
Difficult
Burr Ridge, IL
5.8 mi 9.3 km #24John Husar I&M Canal Trail: Red
Easy/Intermediate
Willow Springs, IL
Easy/Intermediate
Willow Springs, IL
2.6 mi 4.2 km #25Tan Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Palos Hills, IL
Easy/Intermediate
Palos Hills, IL
1.5 mi 2.4 km #26Orange Trail
Easy
Willow Springs, IL
Easy
Willow Springs, IL
1.4 mi 2.2 km #27Palos Yellow Multitrack (East)
Easy
Willow Springs, IL
Easy
Willow Springs, IL
0.4 mi 0.7 km #28Stair Steps
Easy
Burr Ridge, IL
Easy
Burr Ridge, IL

Photos of Palos Trail System - 64

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Beautiful and challenging limestone section on XX Extension.
Oct 28, 2016 near Burr Ridge, 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
Testing gravity on Gravity Cavity
Oct 23, 2017 near Palos H…, IL
Smooth berm
Oct 25, 2015 near Willow…, IL
Jason O'Young weaving between the trees on Stonehouse with Mark Morgan and Rick Nestor.
Oct 18, 2015 near Palos H…, IL
Jason and Justin wind back and forth through the ravine on Bloodshed.
Oct 13, 2015 near Burr Ridge, IL