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Maple Lake East

Intermediate
 3.5 (8)

A fast descent/ascent along the shore of Maple Lake.


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Map Key

0.4

Miles

0.7

KM

Singletrack

712' 217 m

High

654' 199 m

Low

26' 8 m

Up

58' 18 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

8%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Features -none-

Family Friendly Starting from the Maple Lake East parking lot, this is an easy roll that is mostly downhill. This trail may be a challenging climb for younger riders but there are no significant obstacles.

Description

This short singletrack trail runs downhill from the north entrance near 95th St. and features a low table top and views of Maple Lake. The south terminus of the trail meets with the north terminus of Hickory Smoked at a paved path. The paved path runs between the Maple Lake East parking lot and Maple Lake itself. At the bottom of the paved path is a small fishing pier that marks the location of a temporary house built for the film The Lakehouse.

In the downhill direction, this is an easy trail suitable for first timers and children who are new to mountain biking.

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Shared By:

Jason O'Young

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  3.5 from 8 votes

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  3.5 from 8 votes
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Photos

Maple Lake East Trail- A first intro to the Palos System for many.
Nov 1, 2019 near Willow…, IL
A quick video of the descent from the parking lot to the beginning of Hickory Smoked.
Jul 23, 2019 near Willow…, IL
Cemetery Hills 10/19/13.
Oct 30, 2015 near Willow…, IL
Maple Lake East linking to Hickory smoked. GREAT technique and cornering building trail. On this trail I am limited by how good I can take the corners (ride with caution as always). The whooping you hear is so I do not surprise other bikers.
Oct 27, 2015 near Willow…, IL
My son riding on the Cemetery Hill connector.
Oct 13, 2015 near Willow…, IL
The Mountain Bike Staging Area for the Palos trail system is at the Maple Lake East picnic grove parking lot on 95th St., just west of Flavin/Willow Springs Rd.  The entrance to the Cemetery Hill Connector is across the street from the parking lot.
Sep 29, 2015 near Willow…, IL

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