Bullfrog Loop

 3 votes

7.4 Miles 11.8 Kilometers

 

97% 

Runnable

65%

Singletrack

625' 190 m

Ascent

-624' -190 m

Descent

739' 225 m

High

615' 188 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

All Clear

29 days agoUpdate

A good introduction to the Palos West system.

Dave Caldwell

Overview

Closed for one weekend in August for the Palos Meltdown mountain bike race.
This great loop run is made up of the Blue Trail North, Green Trail, Orange Loop, and Campground Trail.
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — Lake
Dogs: Leashed

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.

Contacts

Rate Featured Run


   Clear

4.3 from 3 votes


Get On-Trail Navigation

Send to Phone
Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

Aug 26, 2017
Staci Holgate

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 3 votes

#1676

Overall
  4.3 from 3 votes
5 Star
33%
4 Star
67%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#12

in Illinois

#1,676

Overall
62 Views Last Month
656 Since Aug 15, 2016
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

0%
0%
67%
0%
33%
0%

Conditions


All Clear 29 days ago
Mostly Dry - Clear paths of gravel & dry dirt. Narrow paths on several parts of the shared trail. Shared with bikers & horses
Update ConditionsHistory

Getting forecast...

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running