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Level: Beginner
Length: 10 mi (16.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +91/63 ft
Total: 61 riders
 

Mountain Biking Knoch Knolls

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#88 of 108 mountain bike trails in Illinois
#11614 in the world

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Before you go
  • Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • Restrooms 
Getting there
From cambr.org: Take I-55 past I-355 to Weber Road. Go north to Naperville Road and turn left for a few miles. You have two parking choices: 1. At Royce Road, you'll see the DuPage County Park on your left. Turn in here and park by the treeline ahead of you. Ride along the treeline and you'll quickly see a trail on your right into the woods. 2. If weekend sports events fill up that lot, drive on to Washington Avenue and take a left. Go two blocks to Ring Road, turn left, then left again at the next street, Knox Knoll Dr. Go one mile until you see the entrance to the park on the left. Park at the end of the lot. Cross the small and large bridge to get to the trails.
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  • Jon C
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    The trails are not listed however the experience is pleasant. Many different options all over with many roots and rocks. However, these trails are shared with hikers so choose a time likely lunch time to have the least amount t of hikers o the trail.

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  • Fatbike4Life
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    This is the place where I started mountain biking on singletrack. I rated it as intermediate because there are a couple of easy log rollovers. It is still great for beginners because they can easily just roll their bike over them and continue. It is a little bit hard finding the Singletrack. When u go over the bridge u will find some skinny track, go down that. The trail widens but continue down that path until u find another skinny trail. Go down that skinny trail and it is the beginning of a lot of fun.

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  • Bock99
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    Had a blast for my first time out. Learning the ropes on this course. Haven't ridden my bike in a while, let alone single track. Was trying just to not kill myself and this was good intro.

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  • jaymiller12
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    Great ride if you have kids with you. Our 8 and 5 year old were both able to handle everything this trail through at them...albeit at speeds less than normal. Still, great ride if you just want dirt instead of pavement.

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  • Fatbike_Rex
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    Good place to start riding off road. Bad place for fat bikes in the winter. Too much foot traffic on soft snow that makes riding on the trail miserable once it freezes.

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  • pardalrio
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    Decent trail to ride if you live close. Doesn't dry out very quickly or very well. Tight and twisty. There are a few log rollovers.

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  • svenster16
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    I waited for two and a half days after it rained to go on this track but it still had some muddy parts, which sort of ruined the ride. It made it more challenging but it was overall a easy ride, would have been easier without the rain. Not sure how much longer I'd have to wait for it to become completely dry. Anyway, decent to go to if you are local (I live 5 miles away) otherwise it's nothing special.

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  • torquelewith
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    Knoch Knolls park had some decent trails, best part being the downhill ridge with the water to your right and the uphill treeline to your left. The main reason this trail gets only three stars is because it is very repetitive, and not too difficult, but they were pretty expansive. Overall I would recommend this trail if you're nearby because it is quite enjoyable.

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  • JBX
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    Nice local ride, I rode 5 years ago, good cardio, I used to see a big 8pt buck there with his harem, wonder if he is still around?

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  • tall_joem
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    The trails are good for a short ride if you live in the area, not challenging with very little elevation change. These trails were once a challenging set of trails, they removed almost all of the log crossings and jumps.

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  • konalex
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    This is where it all began...this is where i started riding mountain bikes for real. It's a sweet beginner trail that is still pretty fun for intermediate riders if you go fast enough.

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  • kidroxx
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    This is actually just a fun and easy single track trail. It is not a big challenge at all. No hard climbs or big drops. But the layout of the 10 to 18" path is very well thought out. It has a REAL single track feel. (minus big climbs and drops)

    But it does have challenging tree root obstacles and the tight hairpin turns that single track trails are known for. I usually ride trails around the Lakeland, Florida area. Which can be very challenging, but I love this trail. Its a easy way to get a quick fix of a fun single track experience.

    I don't know if it was cambr or someone else who cut this trail. But GREAT JOB to who ever chose the directions of the paths.

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  • titusguy
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    Not much elevation change but some nice flowin switchbacks and log-overs. Not sure why people rated as intermediate, I'd say this is good beginner singletrack.

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  • MSulli
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    Not too shabby. Parts run along the river and are very pretty. LOTS of roots. Was kind of confusing my first time through, but it's all pretty connected and an overall good time. I'll be back as often as the weather allows.

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  • dgtlbliss
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    This trail was my first foray into singletrack. It was accessible for a novice, but will be a good place to hone my skills. Very fun for a newbie!

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  • Adamantium
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    Very tight singletrack. no challenging climbs but still a lot of fun. there is only about 5 miles of trail not bad to do it through one way and return through in reverse. pretty good trails for the black heart of suburbia.
    ATJ

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