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.Raceway WoodsCarpentersville8Intermediate bike trail
4.Farmdale Reservoir Recreation AreaEast Peoria18Intermediate bike trail
5.Palos Forest PreserveWillow Springs50Advanced bike trail
6.Saw Wee Kee ParkOswego10Advanced bike trail
7.Lake Storey Trail SystemGalesburg5Intermediate bike trail
8.Wildlife Prairie ParkEdwards5Intermediate bike trail
9.Camp CamfieldSullivan6Intermediate bike trail
10.Illiniwek Forest PreserveHampton5Intermediate bike trail
11.Dirksen ParkPekin9Intermediate bike trail
12.Spring Lake ParkMacomb10Intermediate bike trail
13.Comlara ParkBloomington-Normal12Intermediate bike trail
14.Lake LeAquaNa State ParkLena9Easiest bike trail
15.Beulah ParkZion5Intermediate bike trail
16.I.C. Rail TrailDixon4Intermediate bike trail
17.Black PartridgeMetamora6Intermediate bike trail
18.SIUEEdwardsville8Beginner bike trail
19.Palos HillsPalos Heights30Intermediate bike trail
20.IndyNorth Pekin12Intermediate bike trail
21.Thatcher WoodsRiver Forest5Advanced bike trail
22.Salt Creek SingletrackBrookfield12Beginner bike trail
23.Plainfield Bike ParkPlainfield1-
24.Yellow loop trailPalos Hills8Beginner bike trail
25.Pyramid State Recreation AreaPinckneyville17-
26.Stage Coach AccessKinmundy15-
27.Sweet WoodsGlenwood8-
28.Big Marsh Bike ParkChicago40-
29.Caldwell WoodsChicago0-
30.Old Plank Road TrailNew Lenox22Easiest bike trail
31.General Dacy Mountain Bike ExtensionShelbyville4Beginner bike trail
32.Chestnut MountainGalena5-
33.Spears WoodsWillow Springs0Intermediate bike trail
34.Snow shoe / Snow mobileWauconda3Easiest bike trail
35.Blackwell Forest PreserveWarrenville9Easiest bike trail
36.Springbrook Prairie Forest PreserveNaperville7-
37.Herrick Lake Forest PreserveWheaton5-
38.Spring Lake ParkStreator3-
39.Joe Orr WoodsChicago Heights0-
40.Mokena Regan Road TrailsMokena2-
41.JubileePeoria10Beginner bike trail
42.Skokie LagoonsGlencoe7Intermediate bike trail
43.Lake View Park TrailsCharleston6Intermediate bike trail
44.Sylvan IslandMoline5Intermediate bike trail
45.Lehigh Memorial Park. Oglesby2Advanced bike trail
46.Rock Cut State ParkRockford8Intermediate bike trail
47.Forest Glen WoodsChicago2Intermediate bike trail
48.Calico Multi-Use TrailEffingham8Easiest bike trail
49.Yankee WoodsOak Forest0Easiest bike trail
50.Newton Lake Equestrian TrailNewton23Easiest bike trail
51.Shoe Factory WoodsHoffman Estates9Beginner bike trail
52.Harms Woods - Central ParkSkokie, IL0Intermediate bike trail
53.East Lick Creek TrailSpringfield7Intermediate bike trail
54.Indian Road WoodsChicago4Intermediate bike trail
55.Waterfall GlenDarien10Easiest bike trail
56.MatthiessenOglesby10Intermediate bike trail
57.Beverly Lake Hoffman Estates6Beginner bike trail
58.Lincoln Trail State ParkMarshall8Beginner bike trail
59.Silver LakeHighland4Intermediate bike trail
60.Toulon Rock Island Line TrailToulon, Wyoming, Princeville, Dunlap20Easiest bike trail
61.New SalemPetersburg4Beginner bike trail
62.Espenscheid Forest Perserve Rockford, Il3Intermediate bike trail
63.Polecat Creek TrailSpringfield1Beginner bike trail
64.Newton LakeNewton5Beginner bike trail
65.Dupage River Single Track TrailNaperville1Beginner bike trail
66.Des Plaines River trailDes Plaines56Easiest bike trail
67.KokemillSpringfield1Intermediate bike trail
68.Hidden heavenLake Zurich1Beginner bike trail
69.Lake GlendaleGolconda13Easiest bike trail
70.Prairie TrailCrystal Lake20Beginner bike trail
71.Jim Edgar Panther CreekAshland24Beginner bike trail
72.Knoch KnollsNaperville5Beginner bike trail
73.Chipilly Woods TrailNorthbrook7Intermediate bike trail
74.Deer GrovePalatine10Beginner bike trail
75.Chicago River North Branch TrailChicago8Intermediate bike trail
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