The BEST Mountain Bike Trails in Illinois


Singletracks members have ranked the best mountain bike trails in Illinois using our unique trail ranking algorithm. The best bike trails are rated by weighing the following ranking factors: average trail rating, number of members who have ridden the MTB trail, and the number of members who want to ride the MTB trail. Disagree with our list of the top mountain bike trails in Illinois? Find and review your favorite Illinois bike trails. Trails marked with a green row are trails you've ridden (must be logged in). Constantly updated.

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RankTrail NameCityRatingLengthDifficultyTopo MapConditions
1.KickapooOakwood14.0Intermediate bike trail
2.Farmdale Reservoir Recreation AreaEast Peoria18.0Intermediate bike trail
3.Saw Wee Kee ParkOswego10.0Advanced bike trail
4.The Fay Pickering Memorial TrailsMarshall10.0Intermediate bike trail
5.Bullfrog Lake Forest PreserveWillow Springs50.0Advanced bike trail
6.Wildlife Prairie ParkEdwards5.0Intermediate bike trail
7.Illiniwek Forest PreserveHampton5.0Intermediate bike trail
8.Raceway WoodsCarpentersville8.0Intermediate bike trail
9.Dirksen ParkPekin9.0Intermediate bike trail
10.Trail DMarshall2.0Intermediate bike trail
11.Camp CamfieldSullivan7.0Intermediate bike trail
12.Trail CMarshall3.0Advanced bike trail
13.Lake Storey Trail SystemGalesburg5.0Intermediate bike trail
14.SIUEEdwardsville8.0Beginner bike trail
15.Spring Lake ParkMacomb10.0Intermediate bike trail
16.Black PartridgeMetamora6.0Intermediate bike trail
17.Horace B. Garman ParkDecatur5.0Intermediate bike trail
18.Comlara ParkBloomington-Normal12.0Intermediate bike trail
19.Beulah ParkZion5.0Intermediate bike trail
20.Big Marsh Bike ParkChicago40.0Easiest bike trail
21.Lake LeAquaNa State ParkLena9.0Easiest bike trail
22.Trail AMarshall1.0Advanced bike trail
23.Trail BMarshall3.0Intermediate bike trail
24.Palos Forest PreserveWillow Springs30.0Intermediate bike trail
25.Kinsey ParkEdwards4.0Intermediate bike trail
26.General Dacy Mountain Bike ExtensionShelbyville4.0Intermediate bike trail
27.IndyNorth Pekin12.0Intermediate bike trail
28.Thatcher WoodsRiver Forest5.0Advanced bike trail
29.Salt Creek SingletrackBrookfield12.0Beginner bike trail
30.I.C. Rail TrailDixon4.0Intermediate bike trail
31.Lake View Park TrailsCharleston6.0Intermediate bike trail
32.Yellow loop trailPalos Hills8.0Beginner bike trail
33.Lakewood Forest (Snowshoe / Snowmobile)Wauconda3.0Beginner bike trail
34.Old Plank Road TrailNew Lenox22.0Easiest bike trail
35.Herrick Lake Forest PreserveWheaton5.0Easiest bike trail
36.Route 66 TrailLitchfield7.0Intermediate bike trail
37.Sweet WoodsGlenwood8.0-
38.Nelson ParkDecatur2.0-
39.Plainfield Bike ParkPlainfield1.0-
40.Raceway woods trail 2Carpentersville0.0-
41.Pyramid State Recreation AreaPinckneyville17.0-
42.Stage Coach AccessKinmundy15.0-
43.Caldwell WoodsChicago0.0-
44.Wauponsee Glacial TrailKankakee22.0Easiest bike trail
45.Jacksonville recreation trailsJacksonville4.0-
46.Chestnut MountainGalena5.0-
47.General DaceyShelbyville6.0-
48.Blackwell Forest PreserveWarrenville9.0Easiest bike trail
49.Spring Lake ParkStreator3.0Easiest bike trail
50.Mokena Regan Road TrailsMokena2.0-
51.JubileePeoria10.0Beginner bike trail
52.Sylvan IslandMoline5.0Intermediate bike trail
53.Rock Cut State ParkRockford8.0Intermediate bike trail
54.Lehigh Memorial Park. Oglesby2.0Advanced bike trail
55.Skokie LagoonsGlencoe7.0Intermediate bike trail
56.Forest Glen WoodsChicago2.0Intermediate bike trail
57.Calico Multi-Use TrailEffingham8.0Easiest bike trail
58.Shoe Factory WoodsHoffman Estates9.0Beginner bike trail
59.Springbrook Prairie Forest PreserveNaperville7.0Easiest bike trail
60.Yankee WoodsOak Forest0.0Easiest bike trail
61.Newton Lake Equestrian TrailNewton23.0Easiest bike trail
62.Cap Sauers HoldingPalos Hills11.0Easiest bike trail
63.Harms Woods - Central ParkSkokie, IL0.0Intermediate bike trail
64.Joe Orr WoodsChicago Heights0.0Easiest bike trail
65.East Lick Creek TrailSpringfield7.0Intermediate bike trail
66.General Dacey TrailShelbyville5.0Intermediate bike trail
67.Spears WoodsWillow Springs0.0Intermediate bike trail
68.Beverly Lake Hoffman Estates6.0Beginner bike trail
69.MatthiessenOglesby10.0Intermediate bike trail
70.Indian Road WoodsChicago4.0Intermediate bike trail
71.Waterfall GlenDarien10.0Easiest bike trail
72.New SalemPetersburg4.0Beginner bike trail
73.Toulon Rock Island Line TrailToulon, Wyoming, Princeville, Dunlap20.0Easiest bike trail
74.Des Plaines River trailDes Plaines56.0Beginner bike trail
75.Silver LakeHighland4.0Intermediate bike trail
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