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.

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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.Dirksen ParkPekin9Intermediate bike trail
11.Illiniwek Forest PreserveHampton5Intermediate bike trail
12.Spring Lake ParkMacomb10Intermediate bike trail
13.Comlara ParkBloomington-Normal12Intermediate bike trail
14.Beulah ParkZion5Intermediate bike trail
15.I.C. Rail TrailDixon4Intermediate bike trail
16.Black PartridgeMetamora6Intermediate bike trail
17.SIUEEdwardsville8Beginner bike trail
18.Palos HillsPalos Heights30Intermediate bike trail
19.IndyNorth Pekin12Intermediate bike trail
20.Thatcher WoodsRiver Forest5Advanced bike trail
21.Salt Creek SingletrackBrookfield12Beginner bike trail
22.Plainfield Bike ParkPlainfield1-
23.Yellow loop trailPalos Hills8Beginner bike trail
24.Pyramid State Recreation AreaPinckneyville17-
25.Caldwell WoodsChicago0-
26.Old Plank Road TrailNew Lenox22Easiest bike trail
27.General Dacy Mountain Bike ExtensionShelbyville4Beginner bike trail
28.Chestnut MountainGalena5-
29.Spears WoodsWillow Springs0Intermediate bike trail
30.Snow shoe / Snow mobileWauconda3Easiest bike trail
31.Lake LeAquaNa State ParkLena9-
32.Blackwell Forest PreserveWarrenville9Easiest bike trail
33.Springbrook Prairie Forest PreserveNaperville7-
34.Harms Woods - Central ParkSkokie, IL0Intermediate bike trail
35.Herrick Lake Forest PreserveWheaton5-
36.Spring Lake ParkStreator3-
37.Joe Orr WoodsChicago Heights0-
38.Stage Coach AccessKinmundy15-
39.Mokena Regan Road TrailsMokena2-
40.JubileePeoria10Beginner bike trail
41.Skokie LagoonsGlencoe7Intermediate bike trail
42.Lake View Park TrailsCharleston6Intermediate bike trail
43.Sylvan IslandMoline5Intermediate bike trail
44.Lehigh Memorial Park. Oglesby2Advanced bike trail
45.Rock Cut State ParkRockford8Intermediate bike trail
46.Forest Glen WoodsChicago2Intermediate bike trail
47.Calico Multi-Use TrailEffingham8Easiest bike trail
48.Yankee WoodsOak Forest0Easiest bike trail
49.Newton Lake Equestrian TrailNewton23Easiest bike trail
50.Shoe Factory WoodsHoffman Estates9Beginner bike trail
51.East Lick Creek TrailSpringfield7Intermediate bike trail
52.Indian Road WoodsChicago4Intermediate bike trail
53.Waterfall GlenDarien10Easiest bike trail
54.MatthiessenOglesby10Intermediate bike trail
55.Beverly Lake Hoffman Estates6Beginner bike trail
56.Lincoln Trail State ParkMarshall8Beginner bike trail
57.Silver LakeHighland4Intermediate bike trail
58.Toulon Rock Island Line TrailToulon, Wyoming, Princeville, Dunlap20Easiest bike trail
59.New SalemPetersburg4Beginner bike trail
60.Espenscheid Forest Perserve Rockford, Il3Intermediate bike trail
61.Polecat Creek TrailSpringfield1Beginner bike trail
62.Newton LakeNewton5Beginner bike trail
63.Dupage River Single Track TrailNaperville1Beginner bike trail
64.Lake GlendaleGolconda13Easiest bike trail
65.Des Plaines River trailDes Plaines56Easiest bike trail
66.KokemillSpringfield1Intermediate bike trail
67.Hidden heavenLake Zurich1Beginner bike trail
68.Prairie TrailCrystal Lake20Beginner bike trail
69.Jim Edgar Panther CreekAshland24Beginner bike trail
70.Knoch KnollsNaperville5Beginner bike trail
71.Chipilly Woods TrailNorthbrook7Intermediate bike trail
72.Deer GrovePalatine10Beginner bike trail
73.Chicago River North Branch TrailChicago8Intermediate bike trail
74.Des Plaines River trail singletrackDes Plaines0Intermediate bike trail
75.Beargrease skilletHomewood8-
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