Deer Grove

2.56 out of 5
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↑ 300 ft
↓ 600 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
Popular mt. bike hang out in burbs of chi-town. Nothing to radical but well maintained and lots of deer. There are small hills to climb and you can get some excellent speeds on the downhills.
There are two loops, one located east of Queinten Rd. and the other is west, the latter is the trail of choice.
There is also a nice paved loop which goes past the model airplane feild.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: There states there is a pump track. Where is it located? -Rigorousjabber

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Reviews (16)

Granny Gear

December 21, 2016
finerbiner Granny Gear  
Review: Years ago, this was the 2nd most popular destination in Chicagoland. Sadly, uninformed environmentalists have ruined this place for anyone who does not want to ride mostly gravel. Go to Raceway Woods where they get it much better and are building fun trails.

June 1, 2016
Review: I will start by saying that i am very much a beginner at single track riding; i've only been out two or three times now. Having said that, I will say that this trail is great for a beginner like me. It has small hills and a bunch of muddy sections that are great if you want to just have a good time and get dirty. If you are expecting a trail that requires you to jump, hop, and launch off of logs, this not the trail for you. This is one for those who want a spiced up forrest preserve bike trail. However, this trail is not very well marked. If you go to this trail I suggest downloading the forrest preserve map offline. There are a lot of trails that I ended up on that aren't even on the map so that is a lot of fun. You feel like you're discovering something new each time.

Granny Gear

February 1, 2016
woyteg Granny Gear  
Review: Yellow trail is a nice ride but there is a little challenge if you want to ride off trail. At around 3 mile marker you can take a shortcut to Orange trail. Few tree trunks, over the stream passes, climbs etc. Check out the winter video above to get a sense of it.


May 26, 2015
Review: It was quite muddy, but fun. Lots of fun hills to ride. Can't wait to ride it again when it's dry.

Granny Gear

May 25, 2015
BrockSloan Granny Gear  
Review: This is a decent X-country trail. There are few uphill climbs aside from the occasional 20 foot embankment and opposite side. The actual paved track affords some speed in the downhill (short) portions. Most of the trails are double track, although there are some single track, mostly closed to bikes. Which is odd, considering most exits say the trail is closed to bikes. Hard to tell where you are throughout the trails, i bring a GPS but rarely get a good signal and its not accurate enough to gauge where I really am. Spent about 12 hours total on the east tracks last week. They were in good condition, some pooling water at the bottom of some of the declines, but nothing you cant negotiate your way around. Good for beginners, nothing difficult about this side at all. Ill report on the west side of Quentin rd later in the week when it drys up.

Granny Gear

October 1, 2014
Review: Good place to ride. Not challenging but great for getting in a ride to check out new equipment. Trails can get muddy and the park district asks riders to stay off if you can see your tire track. The asphalt section can be a a good workout if you want it to be.


August 31, 2012
Review: Good ride for an afternoon work out. It has some up/down hill sections but nothing too difficult a beginner couldn't handle.

Granny Gear

August 21, 2012
mbike3695 Granny Gear  
Review: Small amount of dirt single track open which is fun otherwise it is all crushed stone. There is some single track in the inside of the preserve but it is all closed to bikes.

Bunny Hop

August 29, 2011
DMbBiker6 Bunny Hop  
Review: Hit the trail this morning. not much single track that is ride able(Most shut down to bikers) but if you don't want to go far and you want just that little feeling of riding down the trails deer grove is the place to be; but don't expect anything amazing.
Also there is one single track in the front of the park that is ok and one on the other side of quentin road that is quite alright as well.

Granny Gear

April 9, 2010
Review: Fun place to ride when you don't have the time to travel. The trails are wide, and there are a lot of users (bikers, hikers, and dog walkers). There are spots that are just mud pits, but overall a dry ride. The only singletrack I found was on the east side of the forest preserve, within a stand of tulip poplar!

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