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Bullfrog Loop

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7.4 Miles 11.8 Kilometers


97%

Runnable

625' 190 m

Ascent

-624' -190 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

739' 225 m

High

615' 188 m

Low

Shared By Dave Caldwell

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Muddy History

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A good introduction to the Palos West system.

Dave Caldwell

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake

Overview

This great loop run is made up of the Blue Trail North, Green Trail, Orange Loop, and Campground Trail.
Closed for one weekend in August for the Palos Meltdown mountain bike race.

Need to Know

Water is available in the Bullfrog Lake Campground office.

Runner Notes

The loop is 100% runnable.

Description

The trail ranges from winding, rooty singletrack to wide, limestone horse trail to a short paved section near Archer Avenue.

Start at the Bullfrog Lake parking area and head out on the Blue Trail North. A bigger downhill leads you to the intersection of the Green Trail. Take the right fork at the Green Trail along a wide horse path to another fork with the Orange Loop. Take the right fork again and the trail switches back to singletrack.

Keep following the Orange Loop all the way to Wolf Road Woods parking area and through the picnic area to the horse trail section of the Orange Loop. Follow the orange trail to another fork where you'll take the right fork to the Green Trail. Follow the singletrack down a grassy hill back to the Bullfrog Lake parking area.

This area has a lot of mountain bike traffic, so be vigilant as bikers may be coming from either direction.

Flora & Fauna

It's very common to see squirrels, garter snakes, chipmunks and deer on this route. In the winter, you'll see the occasional coyote.

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