Mountain Biking in Palos Hills, Chicago, Illinois USA

Trail length:
30 mi/48.3 km
Average time:
2 hrs 25 min
Chicago is the seat of Cook County, Illinois, USA. It is the third most populous city in the US and the most populous city in both the American Midwest and Illinois. Nicknamed as The Second City or Windy City, Chicago is situated on the southeastern shores of Lake Michigan, in the northeastern Illinois.

There are many ways to enjoy yourself in Chicago. One of them is mountain biking, if you are a mountain sports enthusiast. It is a very good opportunity to exercise and observe the magnificent view around you. But only if the trail allows it…

There is a pretty popular trail situated in Palos Heights, a Chicago suburb that is waiting to challenge you to overcome the obstacles and conquer it. Palos Hills is a 30 mi/48.3 km network of trails with varying difficulty, from easy trails, perfect for a scenic ride to hardcore singletrack, steep climbs, log jumps and downhills.

Some of the trails are shared with equestrian riders. Palos Hills has miles of natural made singletrack and the marked trails are also a blast, as they are small loops that flow nicely.

If you decide to explore the unmarked trails, they are a lot more technical with steep inclines/declines and large rock gardens. Riding these trails is a very pleasant surprise with nice flowing singletrack that contains some surprisingly good climbs, worth the visit.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Springfield
191 miles/307.3 km, 2 hours 54 minutes
Head east on E Myrtle St toward S 5th St. Turn right onto S 5th St. Continue onto I-55 BUS S/I-55 Loop S/S 6th St. Continue to follow I-55 BUS S/I-55 Loop S. Take the exit onto I-72 E toward I-55 N/Decatur/Chicago. Continue onto I-55 N. Take exit 274 to merge onto IL-83 S/Kingery Hwy S toward Kingery Rd. Turn left onto IL-171 N/Archer Ave. Slight right onto 95th St. Slight right onto Wolf Rd. Turn right. Destination will be on the left.
BY CAR FROM Lawrenceville
257 miles/413.6 km, 4 hours 22 minutes
Head west on State St toward 11th St. Turn right onto IL-1 N/15th St. Continue to follow IL-1 N. Turn left onto IL-133 W/W Jasper St. Continue to follow IL-133 W. Turn right to merge onto I-57 N. Take exit 345A to merge onto I-80 E toward Indiana/I-294. Partial toll road. Take exit 155 on the left for Interstate 294 North Tollway toward Wisconsin. Toll road. Merge onto I-294 N. Toll road. Take the U.S. 12/U.S. 20/95th St exit. Partial toll road. Turn left onto W 95th St. Turn left onto Wolf Rd. Turn right. Destination will be on the left.
Chicago O'Hare International Airport,
24.3 miles/39.1 km

If you wish to travel by train, Amtrak has stations almost in the entire Illinois. Take a train from anywhere in the US or Illinois and abort in Chicago – Union Station, IL (CHI). From there you can use the public transportation or rent a car.


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