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35 mi 56 km of trail 1 Featured Ride

Easy Trails 14 Trails Intermediate Trails 12 Trails Hard Trails 0 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.

After the Ride: Local Favorites

Buona the best strawberry shake I've ever had!
Al Bawadi Grill Try the Motawma from our 100 Best list: Move on to motawma, the ethereal whipped collision of garlic and potatoes that makes the trek to Bridgeview well worth it.
7216 W 87th St, Bridgeview IL — (708) 599-1999
Portillo's In honor of me, get a Chicago dog loaded with fries and a large Diet Coke.
Portillo's This is the place that specially delivers to our Army men who are deployed.
Taco Grill Salsa Bar Get the pastor tacos, simply the best!!
111 W Ogden Ave, Westmont IL — (630) 353-0964
Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse If you're shopping at Oak Brook, Gibson's is a must. Just finished the Caprese and Shrimp Cocktail--to die for! Live trio band after 8 pm!!! An AWESOME place!!!!
2105 Spring Rd, Oak Brook IL — (630) 954-0000
Penn Station East Coast Subs Chicken teriyaki and fries are delicious!
Portillo's Cake shake is a must!!!
The Bavarian Lodge While the Lodge is beer-heavy, featuring a rotating selection of German and Belgian craft brews, meads and Trappist ales, its Dark and Stormy cocktail is one of the best in or outside the city.
1800 Ogden Ave, Lisle IL — (630) 241-4701
Portillo's Chocolate Cake Shake. Enough said.
Egg Harbor Cafe The bacado omelet is DELICIOUS!
Lou Malnati's Pizzeria Best deep dish Chicago style pizza in the world. Get The "Malnati Chicago Classic", awesome piles of Italian sausage and gobs of gorgeous cheese and sweet sauce.
Portillo's Order a Chocolate Cake Shake.
Bricks Wood Fired Pizza Try the anti-pasto salad! Their balsamic dressing is the best I've ever had!!
Chipotle Mexican Grill Fresh, delicious, authentic Mexican food. I love their avocado with chips.
Merichka's Restaurant The best poor boys bar none!!!!!
Portillo's The ole standby. Dick Portillo is the man
Taquerias Atotonilco I want to eat here every meal every day
500 E Cass St, Joliet IL — (815) 714-2390
A Toda Madre Everything is awesome, bien trucha tacos are unreal
499 N Main St, Glen Ellyn IL — (630) 474-0969
SUBWAY So much better than the nearby location on Jefferson!!
121 Collins St, Joliet IL — (815) 723-6962

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Trails in Palos Trail System - 25

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3.9 mi 6.3 km
#1 Stonehouse
Palos Hills, IL
3.9 mi 6.3 km Palos Hills, IL
Bad / Closed
Update
The big thaw means it's going to be soft and muddy. Please don't ride wet trails.
2 hours ago
14 
0.3 mi 0.5 km
#2 Bloodshed
Burr Ridge, IL
0.3 mi 0.5 km Burr Ridge, IL
Bad / Closed
Update
The big thaw means it's going to be soft and muddy. Please don't ride wet trails.
2 hours ago
1.0 mi 1.6 km
#3 Three Ravines
Burr Ridge, IL
1.0 mi 1.6 km Burr Ridge, IL
Bad / Closed
Update
The big thaw means it's going to be soft and muddy. Please don't ride wet trails.
2 hours ago
0.8 mi 1.2 km
#4 XX Extension
Burr Ridge, IL
0.8 mi 1.2 km Burr Ridge, IL
Bad / Closed
Update
The big thaw means it's going to be soft and muddy. Please don't ride wet trails.
2 hours ago
0.4 mi 0.7 km
#5 Gravity Cavity
Burr Ridge, IL
0.4 mi 0.7 km Burr Ridge, IL
Bad / Closed
Update
The big thaw means it's going to be soft and muddy. Please don't ride wet trails.
2 hours ago
3.4 mi 5.5 km
#6 Campground Trail
Burr Ridge, IL
3.4 mi 5.5 km Burr Ridge, IL
Bad / Closed
Update
The big thaw means it's going to be soft and muddy. Please don't ride wet trails.
2 hours ago
1.0 mi 1.7 km
#7 Bullwhip
Willow Springs, IL
1.0 mi 1.7 km Willow Springs, IL
Bad / Closed
Update
The big thaw means it's going to be soft and muddy. Please don't ride wet trails.
2 hours ago
Burr Ridge, IL
1.1 mi 1.8 km Burr Ridge, IL
Bad / Closed
Update
The big thaw means it's going to be soft and muddy. Please don't ride wet trails.
2 hours ago
0.9 mi 1.4 km
#9 XX
Burr Ridge, IL
0.9 mi 1.4 km Burr Ridge, IL
Bad / Closed
Update
The big thaw means it's going to be soft and muddy. Please don't ride wet trails.
2 hours ago
1.0 mi 1.6 km
#10 Turf
Burr Ridge, IL
1.0 mi 1.6 km Burr Ridge, IL
Bad / Closed
Update
The big thaw means it's going to be soft and muddy. Please don't ride wet trails.
2 hours ago
Willow Springs, IL
1.8 mi 2.9 km Willow Springs, IL
Bad / Closed
Update
The big thaw means it's going to be soft and muddy. Please don't ride wet trails.
2 hours ago
0.8 mi 1.2 km
#12 Psycho Path
Burr Ridge, IL
0.8 mi 1.2 km Burr Ridge, IL
Bad / Closed
Update
The big thaw means it's going to be soft and muddy. Please don't ride wet trails.
2 hours ago
0.7 mi 1.1 km
#13 Dynamite Road
Burr Ridge, IL
0.7 mi 1.1 km Burr Ridge, IL
Bad / Closed
Update
The big thaw means it's going to be soft and muddy. Please don't ride wet trails.
2 hours ago
0.4 mi 0.7 km
#14 Hickory Smoked
Willow Springs, IL
0.4 mi 0.7 km Willow Springs, IL
Bad / Closed
Update
The big thaw means it's going to be soft and muddy. Please don't ride wet trails.
2 hours ago
0.3 mi 0.5 km
#15 Grass Hill
Burr Ridge, IL
0.3 mi 0.5 km Burr Ridge, IL
Bad / Closed
Update
The big thaw means it's going to be soft and muddy. Please don't ride wet trails.
2 hours ago
0.4 mi 0.7 km
#16 Maple Lake East
Willow Springs, IL
0.4 mi 0.7 km Willow Springs, IL
Bad / Closed
Update
The big thaw means it's going to be soft and muddy. Please don't ride wet trails.
2 hours ago
0.6 mi 1.0 km
#17 One Day
Burr Ridge, IL
0.6 mi 1.0 km Burr Ridge, IL
Bad / Closed
Update
The big thaw means it's going to be soft and muddy. Please don't ride wet trails.
2 hours ago
0.7 mi 1.1 km
#18 Burrito Hill
Willow Springs, IL
0.7 mi 1.1 km Willow Springs, IL
Bad / Closed
Update
The big thaw means it's going to be soft and muddy. Please don't ride wet trails.
2 hours ago
8.3 mi 13.4 km
#19 Yellow Loop Trail
Palos Park, IL
8.3 mi 13.4 km Palos Park, IL
Minor Issues
Update
We're in freeze-thaw season. The trail will be extremely soft when it thaws out. Only ride when frozen or dry, please.
69 days ago
1.3 mi 2.1 km
#20 Pipeline
Burr Ridge, IL
1.3 mi 2.1 km Burr Ridge, IL
Bad / Closed
Update
The big thaw means it's going to be soft and muddy. Please don't ride wet trails.
2 hours ago
0.2 mi 0.3 km
#21 Half Acre
Burr Ridge, IL
0.2 mi 0.3 km Burr Ridge, IL
Bad / Closed
Update
The big thaw means it's going to be soft and muddy. Please don't ride wet trails.
2 hours ago
0.5 mi 0.8 km
#22 Ho Chi Minh
Burr Ridge, IL
0.5 mi 0.8 km Burr Ridge, IL
Bad / Closed
Update
The big thaw means it's going to be soft and muddy. Please don't ride wet trails.
2 hours ago
3.3 mi 5.2 km
#23 Canal
Burr Ridge, IL
3.3 mi 5.2 km Burr Ridge, IL
Bad / Closed
Update
The big thaw means it's going to be soft and muddy. Please don't ride wet trails.
2 hours ago
Willow Springs, IL
1.4 mi 2.2 km Willow Springs, IL
Unknown
Update
0.4 mi 0.7 km
#25 Stair Steps
Burr Ridge, IL
0.4 mi 0.7 km Burr Ridge, IL
Bad / Closed
Update
The big thaw means it's going to be soft and muddy. Please don't ride wet trails.
2 hours ago

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