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Level: Intermediate
Length: 2.7 mi (4.3 km)
Surface: Other
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +538/513 ft
Total: 32 riders

Mountain Biking Spears Woods

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#45 of 126 mountain bike trails in Illinois
#4,452 in the world

This large recreational park is located just minutes from downtown Chicago with Lake Michigan right down the road as well. Spears Woods offers a nice retreat from the urban sprawl. Trails will take you all throughout this park giving you a beautiful tour of the area. You will pass plenty of different lakes and ponds as you bike your way through this park. These trails will be shared by other outdoor enthusiasts so remember your trails manners!

First added by TrailAPI on Jun 13, 2013. Last updated Dec 7, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: no
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: no
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: no
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41.727512, -87.860548
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  • JeffL22   ✓ supporter

    A nice 2.7 mile loop that's easy to navigate with moderate elevation. It's a gravel trail and they filled in some spots so it's a little loose in spots but no biggie.

    This trail joins up with the Palos trail system so there are plenty of places to go from this one.

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  • MurphyStPatrick

    A fun trail with plenty of miles for a good work-out. It has a few interesting technical root sections and tight turns that are fun to carry with speed. Overall it's an easy trail that had a better than expected flow and feel given its location in Chicago suberbia. The biggest negative is the two way way traffic on a busy trail that lead to numerous stressful blind corners and forced a slower pace.

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  • Karen Kawsh Jackson

    A little tacky, and muddy in a few spots. But overall a nice and easy ride.

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  • triton189

    This is part of the palos mountain bike trail system.

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