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.The Fay Pickering Memorial TrailsMarshall8Intermediate 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.Camp CamfieldSullivan6Intermediate bike trail
9.Illiniwek Forest PreserveHampton5Intermediate bike trail
10.Dirksen ParkPekin9Intermediate bike trail
11.Lake Storey Trail SystemGalesburg5Intermediate bike trail
12.Spring Lake ParkMacomb10Intermediate bike trail
13.Comlara ParkBloomington-Normal12Intermediate bike trail
14.Big Marsh Bike ParkChicago40Easiest bike trail
15.Lake LeAquaNa State ParkLena9Easiest bike trail
16.Palos Forest PreserveWillow Springs30Intermediate bike trail
17.Beulah ParkZion5Intermediate bike trail
18.Horace B. Garman ParkDecatur5Intermediate bike trail
19.Black PartridgeMetamora6Intermediate bike trail
20.SIUEEdwardsville8Beginner bike trail
21.IndyNorth Pekin12Intermediate bike trail
22.Thatcher WoodsRiver Forest5Advanced bike trail
23.Salt Creek SingletrackBrookfield12Beginner bike trail
24.I.C. Rail TrailDixon4Intermediate bike trail
25.Plainfield Bike ParkPlainfield1-
26.Raceway woods trail 2Carpentersville0-
27.Pyramid State Recreation AreaPinckneyville17-
28.Stage Coach AccessKinmundy15-
29.Sweet WoodsGlenwood8-
30.Caldwell WoodsChicago0-
31.Herrick Lake Forest PreserveWheaton5Easiest bike trail
32.Old Plank Road TrailNew Lenox22Easiest bike trail
33.General Dacy Mountain Bike ExtensionShelbyville4Beginner bike trail
34.Yellow loop trailPalos Hills8Beginner bike trail
35.Route 66 TrailLitchfield7Intermediate bike trail
36.Jacksonville recreation trailsJacksonville4-
37.Chestnut MountainGalena5-
38.Snow shoe / Snow mobileWauconda3Easiest bike trail
39.Blackwell Forest PreserveWarrenville9Easiest bike trail
40.Springbrook Prairie Forest PreserveNaperville7-
41.Spring Lake ParkStreator3-
42.Mokena Regan Road TrailsMokena2-
43.Skokie LagoonsGlencoe7Intermediate bike trail
44.JubileePeoria10Beginner bike trail
45.Lake View Park TrailsCharleston6Intermediate bike trail
46.Sylvan IslandMoline5Intermediate bike trail
47.Rock Cut State ParkRockford8Intermediate bike trail
48.Lehigh Memorial Park. Oglesby2Advanced bike trail
49.Forest Glen WoodsChicago2Intermediate bike trail
50.Spears WoodsWillow Springs0Intermediate bike trail
51.Calico Multi-Use TrailEffingham8Easiest bike trail
52.Yankee WoodsOak Forest0Easiest bike trail
53.Newton Lake Equestrian TrailNewton23Easiest bike trail
54.Shoe Factory WoodsHoffman Estates9Beginner bike trail
55.Harms Woods - Central ParkSkokie, IL0Intermediate bike trail
56.Joe Orr WoodsChicago Heights0Easiest bike trail
57.East Lick Creek TrailSpringfield7Intermediate bike trail
58.Indian Road WoodsChicago4Intermediate bike trail
59.MatthiessenOglesby10Intermediate bike trail
60.Beverly Lake Hoffman Estates6Beginner bike trail
61.Waterfall GlenDarien10Easiest bike trail
62.Toulon Rock Island Line TrailToulon, Wyoming, Princeville, Dunlap20Easiest bike trail
63.New SalemPetersburg4Beginner bike trail
64.Des Plaines River trailDes Plaines56Beginner bike trail
65.Lincoln Trail State ParkMarshall8Beginner bike trail
66.Polecat Creek TrailSpringfield1Beginner bike trail
67.Newton LakeNewton5Beginner bike trail
68.Espenscheid Forest Perserve Rockford, Il3Beginner bike trail
69.Silver LakeHighland4Intermediate bike trail
70.Dupage River Single Track TrailNaperville1Beginner bike trail
71.KokemillSpringfield1Beginner bike trail
72.Prairie TrailCrystal Lake20Beginner bike trail
73.Hidden heavenLake Zurich1Beginner bike trail
74.Lake GlendaleGolconda13Easiest bike trail
75.Jim Edgar Panther CreekAshland24Beginner bike trail
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