The BEST Mountain Bike Trails in Illinois


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.

View the best mountain bike trails in:   
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.Raceway WoodsCarpentersville8Intermediate bike trail
7.Wildlife Prairie State ParkEdwards5Intermediate bike trail
8.Camp CamfieldSullivan6Intermediate bike trail
9.Sylvan IslandMoline5Intermediate bike trail
10.Spring Lake ParkMacomb10Intermediate bike trail
11.Dirksen ParkPekin9Intermediate bike trail
12.Comlara ParkBloomington-Normal12Intermediate bike trail
13.Illiniwek Forest PreserveHampton5Intermediate bike trail
14.BeluahZion5Intermediate bike trail
15.Black PartridgeMetamora6Intermediate bike trail
16.SIUEEdwardsville8Beginner bike trail
17.Palos HillsPalos Heights30Intermediate bike trail
18.IndyNorth Pekin12Intermediate bike trail
19.Thatcher WoodsRiver Forest5Advanced bike trail
20.Salt Creek SingletrackBrookfield12Beginner bike trail
21.I.C. Rail TrailDixon4Intermediate bike trail
22.Snow shoe / Snow mobileWauconda3Easiest bike trail
23.Lake LeAquaNa State ParkLena9-
24.Blackwell Forest PreserveWarrenville9-
25.Springbrook Prairie Forest PreserveNaperville7-
26.Pyramid State Recreation AreaPinckneyville17-
27.Plainfield Bike ParkPlainfield1-
28.Harms Woods - Central ParkSkokie, IL0-
29.Caldwell WoodsChicago0-
30.Herrick Lake Forest PreserveWheaton5-
31.Spring Lake ParkStreator3-
32.Spears WoodsWillow Springs0Intermediate bike trail
33.Joe Orr WoodsChicago Heights0-
34.Stage Coach AccessKinmundy15-
35.Mokena Regan Road TrailsMokena2-
36.JubileePeoria10Beginner bike trail
37.Skokie LagoonsGlencoe7Intermediate bike trail
38.Lake View Park TrailsCharleston6Intermediate bike trail
39.Lehigh Memorial Park. Oglesby2Advanced bike trail
40.Rock Cut State ParkRockford8Intermediate bike trail
41.Yankee WoodsOak Forest0Easiest bike trail
42.Newton Lake Equestrian TrailNewton23Easiest bike trail
43.Shoe Factory WoodsHoffman Estates9Beginner bike trail
44.Calico Multi-Use TrailEffingham8Easiest bike trail
45.Forest Glen WoodsChicago2Intermediate bike trail
46.East Lick Creek TrailSpringfield7Intermediate bike trail
47.Waterfall GlenDarien10Easiest bike trail
48.MatthiessenOglesby10Intermediate bike trail
49.Beverly Lake Hoffman Estates6Beginner bike trail
50.Indian Road WoodsChicago4Intermediate bike trail
51.Lincoln Trail State ParkMarshall8Beginner bike trail
52.Silver LakeHighland4Intermediate bike trail
53.Jim Edgar Panther CreekAshland24Easiest bike trail
54.Toulon Rock Island Line TrailToulon, Wyoming, Princeville, Dunlap20Easiest bike trail
55.New SalemPetersburg4Beginner bike trail
56.Newton LakeNewton5Beginner bike trail
57.Polecat Creek TrailSpringfield1Beginner bike trail
58.Espenscheid Forest Perserve Rockford, Il3Beginner bike trail
59.Dupage River Single Track TrailNaperville1Beginner bike trail
60.Des Plaines River trailDes Plaines56Easiest bike trail
61.Lake GlendaleGolconda13Easiest bike trail
62.KokemillSpringfield1Intermediate bike trail
63.Hidden heavenLake Zurich1Beginner bike trail
64.Prairie TrailCrystal Lake20Beginner bike trail
65.Knoch KnollsNaperville5Beginner bike trail
66.Chipilly Woods TrailNorthbrook7Intermediate bike trail
67.Chicago River North Branch TrailChicago8Intermediate bike trail
68.Deer GrovePalatine10Beginner bike trail
69.Des Plaines River trail singletrackDes Plaines0Intermediate bike trail
70.Beargrease skilletHomewood8-
71.Trail AMarshall1-
72.Trail BMarshall3-
73.Trail CMarshall3-
74.Upper Spillway ConnectorMarshall1-