May 24, 2014
Checked in with the forest preserve police, these are legal. leave no trace and they will remain legal. Check for signs by the trail head between Dundee and tower road just in case. Nice trails,pretty flat. Easy to get lost, especially when coming across flooded parts, which tend to dictate your route. Entire system takes a while to dry so give it a few days to a week to dry after heavy rain. From my experiences, If you notice the ground becoming softer and more saturated, and the forest opening up, turn around. It usually only gets worse and the trails aren't worth riding. An abundance of deer tracks/feces is a good sign your heading the wrong way as the deer tend to hang out in the lower, marshy areas.