The BEST Mountain Bike Trails in Illinois

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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.The Fay Pickering Memorial TrailsMarshall10Intermediate bike trail
2.KickapooOakwood14Intermediate bike trail
3.Farmdale Reservoir Recreation AreaEast Peoria18Intermediate bike trail
4.Saw Wee Kee ParkOswego10Advanced bike trail
5.Bullfrog Lake Forest PreserveWillow Springs50Advanced bike trail
6.Wildlife Prairie ParkEdwards5Intermediate bike trail
7.Raceway WoodsCarpentersville8Intermediate bike trail
8.Dirksen ParkPekin9Intermediate bike trail
9.Illiniwek Forest PreserveHampton5Intermediate bike trail
10.Camp CamfieldSullivan6Intermediate bike trail
11.Lake Storey Trail SystemGalesburg5Intermediate bike trail
12.Trail CMarshall3Advanced bike trail
13.Spring Lake ParkMacomb10Intermediate bike trail
14.Comlara ParkBloomington-Normal12Intermediate bike trail
15.Beulah ParkZion5Intermediate bike trail
16.Big Marsh Bike ParkChicago40Easiest bike trail
17.Lake LeAquaNa State ParkLena9Easiest bike trail
18.Trail AMarshall1Advanced bike trail
19.Trail BMarshall3Advanced bike trail
20.Kinsey ParkEdwards4Intermediate bike trail
21.Trail DMarshall2Intermediate bike trail
22.Palos Forest PreserveWillow Springs30Intermediate bike trail
23.General Dacy Mountain Bike ExtensionShelbyville4Intermediate bike trail
24.Horace B. Garman ParkDecatur5Intermediate bike trail
25.SIUEEdwardsville8Beginner bike trail
26.Black PartridgeMetamora6Intermediate bike trail
27.IndyNorth Pekin12Intermediate bike trail
28.Thatcher WoodsRiver Forest5Advanced bike trail
29.Salt Creek SingletrackBrookfield12Beginner bike trail
30.I.C. Rail TrailDixon4Intermediate bike trail
31.Lake View Park TrailsCharleston6Intermediate bike trail
32.Lakewood Forest (Snowshoe / Snowmobile)Wauconda3Beginner bike trail
33.Plainfield Bike ParkPlainfield1-
34.Raceway woods trail 2Carpentersville0-
35.Pyramid State Recreation AreaPinckneyville17-
36.Stage Coach AccessKinmundy15-
37.Sweet WoodsGlenwood8-
38.Caldwell WoodsChicago0-
39.Herrick Lake Forest PreserveWheaton5Easiest bike trail
40.Old Plank Road TrailNew Lenox22Easiest bike trail
41.Yellow loop trailPalos Hills8Beginner bike trail
42.Route 66 TrailLitchfield7Intermediate bike trail
43.Wauponsee Glacial TrailKankakee22Easiest bike trail
44.Jacksonville recreation trailsJacksonville4-
45.Chestnut MountainGalena5-
46.General DaceyShelbyville6-
47.Blackwell Forest PreserveWarrenville9Easiest bike trail
48.Springbrook Prairie Forest PreserveNaperville7-
49.Spring Lake ParkStreator3-
50.Mokena Regan Road TrailsMokena2-
51.Skokie LagoonsGlencoe7Intermediate bike trail
52.JubileePeoria10Beginner bike trail
53.Sylvan IslandMoline5Intermediate bike trail
54.Rock Cut State ParkRockford8Intermediate bike trail
55.Lehigh Memorial Park. Oglesby2Advanced bike trail
56.Forest Glen WoodsChicago2Intermediate bike trail
57.Calico Multi-Use TrailEffingham8Easiest bike trail
58.Yankee WoodsOak Forest0Easiest bike trail
59.Newton Lake Equestrian TrailNewton23Easiest bike trail
60.Shoe Factory WoodsHoffman Estates9Beginner bike trail
61.Harms Woods - Central ParkSkokie, IL0Intermediate bike trail
62.Cap Sauers HoldingPalos Hills11Easiest bike trail
63.Joe Orr WoodsChicago Heights0Easiest bike trail
64.General Dacey TrailShelbyville5Intermediate bike trail
65.East Lick Creek TrailSpringfield7Intermediate bike trail
66.Spears WoodsWillow Springs0Intermediate bike trail
67.Indian Road WoodsChicago4Intermediate bike trail
68.MatthiessenOglesby10Intermediate bike trail
69.Beverly Lake Hoffman Estates6Beginner bike trail
70.Waterfall GlenDarien10Easiest bike trail
71.Toulon Rock Island Line TrailToulon, Wyoming, Princeville, Dunlap20Easiest bike trail
72.New SalemPetersburg4Beginner bike trail
73.Des Plaines River trailDes Plaines56Beginner bike trail
74.Lincoln Trail State ParkMarshall8Beginner bike trail
75.Polecat Creek TrailSpringfield1Beginner bike trail
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