Inbetween Saganau Slough and the canal - Trail, Palos Hills, Illinois

Inbetween Saganau Slough and the canal - Trail, Palos Hills, Illinois

DESCRIPTION

Too much fun, technical and somewhat of a balancing act, but alas very short, so take an out and back route. Use the trail only to refine your technique and not to push your self physically, as it is hard to carry any real speed.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 15, 2004]
JPockets
Weekend Warrior

Surreal Trail is the correct name, as a few people already mentioned. Very nice dirt trail when the trees/plants/weeds haven't grown outta control (June-Oct). Its a cool place since there aren't too many posers lurking around. Watch your tires for thorns and glass. There appears to be two or three areas where youngsters are partying and don't want mommy and daddy to see the empty beer/liquor bottles in their family garbage cans. I do not recommend riding alone because of the large fallen branches (positioned to crack your skull), and potential weirdos. There appears to be quite a few gang tags under the bridge areas, and some dam kids with paintball guns that absolutly love destroying the beuty of this untouched area. Watch out for twig-pigs at the main roads, as this is not a LEGAL trail.

Customer Service

Ask around, playboy.

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Most Palos trails of course!

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4
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3
[Jun 13, 2002]
Seymore Singletrack

The correct name of this trail is Surreal trail. It is one of the best trails at Palos. It is an old fishing path that has converted into a rocky technical section of Palos. It breaks into 3 sepport sections. Each one is a bit tougher. Palos only has a few trails I'd say are challenging and this is the original.

Customer Service

Ride the whole frick'n trail from Dynamite Road to 104th.

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try the other canal trails over by the Willow Springs train station. These technical areas drain much better and are not nearly as populated with cross country riding Geeks.

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5
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[Jun 20, 2002]
Alex Kinkdston

Surreal is cool, each time you ride it you put yer feet down less and less. Open your mouth to eat those spiders if you're the front rider. Try it from east to west for a challenge and change. Don't listen to the previous review about the Willow Springs trn station area. Those trails aren't that good and the coyotes might get ya

Customer Service

Park at Bfrog/Maple Lake FP area near 95th & Archer

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4
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[Jun 27, 2002]
Barry

How about better directions to the Surreal trail? Do you ride 3 Ravines and take that rocky ravine down to 107th (I think), then cross 107th? There's a short technical trail over to what I think is the Cal Sag Channel, and a boring trail along the channel. Never explored it very far. Is this in the right area, or am I way off. Anyway, more detailed directions would be appreciated.

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4
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[Sep 29, 2002]
Dan

Extreme, rugged, and hard-core. Not for newbies. If you ride clipless, be careful clipping in b/c you put your feet down quite a bit. Overall great trail.

Customer Service

Same as above.

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Bullfrog or Palos (as far as I'm concerned they are the same). Anywhere in the Cook County Forest Preserves. (Anywhere LEGAL, that is) Happy Riding all.

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4
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[Oct 05, 2002]
Poacher

Note also, this is not really a legal trail. Listed in the Palos map as "proposed" and you may get ticketed. Beware of FPD trucks hanging out at the entrance by 107th.

Customer Service

Like other poster sez, cross the road by the rocky dowhill in Palos, ride the litle tech section till you get to the canal trail, go left and stay right until you get to the area where there is that cement wall alongside the canal (trail will run close by it), then take one of the next left turns. The surreal trail runs paralell to the canal trail with bailouts every so often. Gets techier as you go along.

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not much in chicago area, poach what you can get away with...

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4
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[Apr 13, 2003]
roe

this is by far the best trail in the area, i hope it stays open. the north trail is technical enough to keep the clip in dorks and weekend yuppies off it but the south trail will end up being closed when every one start riding it just like every other decent trail was shut down over the years.

Customer Service

the rocky trail around the slough.

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ill never give directions to this area to anyone.

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5
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