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Level: Advanced
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +217/ -24 ft
Total: 34 riders

Mountain Biking Thatcher Woods

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#60 of 128 mountain bike trails in Illinois
#6,264 in the world

The trail is singletrack for the majority of the distance. The main body runs along the Des Plaines River and has a fair assortment of technical aspects including fallen trees, small hills, creepy underpass and tight corning in tall grass. I would stick to the daylight hours for this course.

First added by searsandrewj on Oct 11, 2004. Last updated Apr 30, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
There are many points of entry for this trail. I typically use the one at the intersection of Thatcher and Augusta in River Forest. There is also a main entrance off Chicago avenue in between Thatcher and 1st Avenue. You can enter on either side of the street.

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