oswego trails - TRAIL

oswego trails - Trail, Oswego, Illinois

twisting,up and down old stip mine (wooded)

User Reviews (6)

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jake2119   Weekend Warrior [Apr 05, 2006]

A bit of an update. I ride with the guys that posted the last 3 reviews. True it is taking a little longer than antcipated I would say we have a pretty good loop. The trails are different than anything I've riden in Illinois so far, however I haven't rode long. The drops are step and at times the climbs can be down right nasty. It is very technical and a whole lot of fun. Some of the trails are still over grown and I would advise any one going out there to talk to one of us about meeting out there because other wise it can be a little confusing, working on that to.

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bajoeyt   Weekend Warrior [Feb 04, 2006]

Seanbike’s description is the most accurate to date. The other posts are too out of date. There are probably 8 miles of of rideable singletrack if you don’t mind getting hit by branches here and there, though trail conditions are improving weekly as more trail work is being done by the CAMBr’s Oswego Chapter (www.cambr.org). The singletrack is a long series of rollers ranging in height with some smoother sections. There are a few logs across the trail but the steepness of the rollers gives the trails its technicality.

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Seanbike   Weekend Warrior [Jan 06, 2006]

Trail system has lots of potential. Don't listen to the guy who said he rode all of it in about an hour. I bet he missed half the trails due to the over growth. A local group is doing alot of maintenance to clear the undergrowth and make all of the trail system accessable. Trails are usually very dry even after rain, this was an old gravel pit and the soil has a lot of rock and gravel, duh. The trails are very winding and have a good number small rolling hills.

Customer Service

See baudler's directions.

Similar Products Used: Palos, Plainfield, Knoch Knolls, your back yard
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baudler   Weekend Warrior [Jul 16, 2004]

Here are better directions: If heading southwest on RT 71, turn North on Orchard, a quick left on Budlong, and a quick right on to OLD MINKLER. It was too dry when I went, the ground is pretty sandy adn hard to get good traction. It is also very wooded, most of the time you are being beaten by tree limbs. Probobly for more advanced riders.

Customer Service

Go past all the housed and park at the sign that says "Trail Head"

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matt   [Oct 16, 2001]

great place to ride alot of up and down,narrow ridges,tight single track , no big climbs, but your constantly working. look for more trails to be built next year

Customer Service

no real routes many intersecting links, dont miss a good little trail on the far southwest end,left off a small piece of doubble track.

Similar Products Used: none
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jimbo   [Mar 13, 2002]

land fill that is only a couple acres. Not recommended. This is a novice level area. Rode all the trails and more in less than an hour. Funner than riding on the road.

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no real route!

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