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This area is nice because it is a good spot to get some elevation changes in an otherwise flat Illinois. None of the hills are very high, just lots of quick elevation changing. There is a lot of singletrack, but also some wider paths that are generally flatter, which give you some time to rest and recharge, or warm up / cool down.
Features: Fall Colors — River/Creek — Views — Wildlife
Need to Know
This park is used by mountain bikers so keep your eyes open. Watch out for mosquitos.
Trails consist of rocks, roots, an easy creek crossing or two, and lots of short but steep hills. This park is used by mountain bikers so keep your eyes open. Watch out for mosquitos.
Start out with a flat and wide track trail as a warm up, while you catch a great view of the Fox River. As you progress, the trail becomes more rugged and more fun. You'll swear you're on a roller coaster with the steep but short rolling hills.
Flora & Fauna
Lots of waterfowl in the standing pools of water. I also saw a muskrat.
History & Background
This land was once a strip mine, and a portion of it was a landfill as well.