The BEST Mountain Bike Trails in Illinois

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Singletracks members have ranked the best mountain bike trails in Illinois using our unique trail ranking algorithm. The best bike trails are rated by weighing the following ranking factors: average trail rating, number of members who have ridden the MTB trail, and the number of members who want to ride the MTB trail. Disagree with our list of the top mountain bike trails in Illinois? Find and review your favorite Illinois bike trails. Trails marked with a green row are trails you've ridden (must be logged in). Constantly updated.

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RankTrail NameCityRatingLengthDifficultyTopo MapConditions
1.KickapooOakwood14Intermediate bike trail
2.The Fay Pickering Memorial TrailsMarshall8Intermediate bike trail
3.Farmdale Reservoir Recreation AreaEast Peoria18Intermediate bike trail
4.Bullfrog LakeWillow Springs50Advanced bike trail
5.Saw Wee Kee ParkOswego10Advanced bike trail
6.Lake Storey Trail SystemGalesburg5Intermediate bike trail
7.Raceway WoodsCarpentersville8Intermediate bike trail
8.Wildlife Prairie ParkEdwards5Intermediate bike trail
9.Camp CamfieldSullivan6Intermediate bike trail
10.Dirksen ParkPekin9Intermediate bike trail
11.Spring Lake ParkMacomb10Intermediate bike trail
12.Illiniwek Forest PreserveHampton5Intermediate bike trail
13.Comlara ParkBloomington-Normal12Intermediate bike trail
14.Black PartridgeMetamora6Intermediate bike trail
15.Beulah ParkZion5Intermediate bike trail
16.SIUEEdwardsville8Beginner bike trail
17.Palos HillsPalos Heights30Intermediate bike trail
18.IndyNorth Pekin12Intermediate bike trail
19.Thatcher WoodsRiver Forest5Advanced bike trail
20.I.C. Rail TrailDixon4Intermediate bike trail
21.Pyramid State Recreation AreaPinckneyville17-
22.Old Plank Road TrailNew Lenox22Easiest bike trail
23.Spears WoodsWillow Springs0Intermediate bike trail
24.Salt Creek SingletrackBrookfield12Beginner bike trail
25.Snow shoe / Snow mobileWauconda3Easiest bike trail
26.Lake LeAquaNa State ParkLena9-
27.Blackwell Forest PreserveWarrenville9-
28.Springbrook Prairie Forest PreserveNaperville7-
29.Plainfield Bike ParkPlainfield1-
30.Harms Woods - Central ParkSkokie, IL0-
31.Caldwell WoodsChicago0-
32.Herrick Lake Forest PreserveWheaton5-
33.Spring Lake ParkStreator3-
34.Joe Orr WoodsChicago Heights0-
35.Stage Coach AccessKinmundy15-
36.Mokena Regan Road TrailsMokena2-
37.JubileePeoria10Beginner bike trail
38.Skokie LagoonsGlencoe7Intermediate bike trail
39.Lake View Park TrailsCharleston6Intermediate bike trail
40.Sylvan IslandMoline5Intermediate bike trail
41.Lehigh Memorial Park. Oglesby2Advanced bike trail
42.Rock Cut State ParkRockford8Intermediate bike trail
43.Yankee WoodsOak Forest0Easiest bike trail
44.Newton Lake Equestrian TrailNewton23Easiest bike trail
45.Shoe Factory WoodsHoffman Estates9Beginner bike trail
46.Calico Multi-Use TrailEffingham8Easiest bike trail
47.Forest Glen WoodsChicago2Intermediate bike trail
48.East Lick Creek TrailSpringfield7Intermediate bike trail
49.Waterfall GlenDarien10Easiest bike trail
50.MatthiessenOglesby10Intermediate bike trail
51.Beverly Lake Hoffman Estates6Beginner bike trail
52.Indian Road WoodsChicago4Intermediate bike trail
53.Lincoln Trail State ParkMarshall8Beginner bike trail
54.Silver LakeHighland4Intermediate bike trail
55.Jim Edgar Panther CreekAshland24Easiest bike trail
56.Toulon Rock Island Line TrailToulon, Wyoming, Princeville, Dunlap20Easiest bike trail
57.New SalemPetersburg4Beginner bike trail
58.Newton LakeNewton5Beginner bike trail
59.Polecat Creek TrailSpringfield1Beginner bike trail
60.Espenscheid Forest Perserve Rockford, Il3Beginner bike trail
61.Dupage River Single Track TrailNaperville1Beginner bike trail
62.Des Plaines River trailDes Plaines56Easiest bike trail
63.Lake GlendaleGolconda13Easiest bike trail
64.KokemillSpringfield1Intermediate bike trail
65.Hidden heavenLake Zurich1Beginner bike trail
66.Prairie TrailCrystal Lake20Beginner bike trail
67.Knoch KnollsNaperville5Beginner bike trail
68.Chipilly Woods TrailNorthbrook7Intermediate bike trail
69.Chicago River North Branch TrailChicago8Intermediate bike trail
70.Deer GrovePalatine10Beginner bike trail
71.Des Plaines River trail singletrackDes Plaines0Intermediate bike trail
72.Beargrease skilletHomewood8-
73.Trail AMarshall1-
74.Trail BMarshall3-
75.Trail CMarshall3-
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