Backwoods - Trail, Warrenville, Illinois

Backwoods - Trail, Warrenville, Illinois

DESCRIPTION

With miles of singletrack, decent drops and some big climbs, this is some of the best singletrack in the area. We are always building new jumps and more trails, so the area is constantly changing. The are is a very thick forest preserve which makes the scenery great but the bugs badduring the summer months. Some areas dont drain well, but that makes it a little bit more fun. There are a few stream crossings, tons of log jumps, and other relatively technical terrain. Keep an eye open or email me if you would like to help build!

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 15, 2007]
moontz
Weekend Warrior

Not bad... although I dont think I saw everything there was to offer. But I was pleasantly surprised this trail was still maintained (lots of log jumps still and downhills cleared) considering the last review was '03. Im going back soon. Would be cool if there were some log rides setup with all those fallen trees and logs laying around.

Customer Service

Parked by powerstation. Headed west (left at fork on prairie path)... I assume these are the trails being talked about here.

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4
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2
[May 14, 2002]
Tim Hogan

THIS TRAIL IS FOR BEGINNERS ON TRAINING WHEELS. Whoever recommended this trail should be removed from their bike.

Customer Service

I rode this trail on my Moots YBB Titanium and it sucks

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5
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[Jun 17, 2002]
Mike

This is not a legal trail, it's part of the forest preserve, so it's best not to ride here (or at least only ride when dry)

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1
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[Oct 21, 2002]
Byron

Tim needs to get a life. This is where I learned to ride...in fact, the scene of my first endo....airborn with a light dusting of snow on the ground! Though nothing like the trails out west and in the Appalachians, this trail is great for the Midwest. I use to live in Winfield, and this was a great part of my regular ride...Prairie Path to Herrick Lake, back on the path to this trail, across the street to Blackwell, hidden singletrack on in Blackwell, regional trail to Gary's Mill road, and road ride home. Backwoods does not have any major hills, but it's got all the fun that made me love this sport. I recently moved back to the Chicago area and moved to the Northwest burbs to be close to Deer Grove and Kettle, but i still return here to ride my first trail. If you want endless singletrack..move west or south....but if you love riding, you'll love this trail. Mike...email me anytime you want to ride.

Customer Service

Any route, but instead of dropping in from the Prairie Path, look for a nice little drop in directly off the southwest corner of Winfield & Butterfield.

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4
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[Mar 27, 2003]
jon

Come on man, i have to agree with Tim. Dismount from your bike NOW!!!!! and put it away

Customer Service

none

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1
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[Mar 30, 2003]
Gary

I will admit this is not worth driving more than 10 miles to ride. But they are only describing not even half of the trail, this will take you all the way out to Ogden Ave. I start out in Wheaton on the path, a few climbs at Blackwell, drop into the single-track along the river, follow that out to Ogden and back for some more climbs at Blackwell. All said and done about 25 miles.

Customer Service

Start off at Ogden on the west side of the river head South, trail is on and off from road to single-track, easier to find your way heading South.

Similar Products Used:

Palos

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3
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[Apr 08, 2003]
Jeff

This trail is great for messing around on a nice day. Of course it isnt anything like Colorado or Whislter, but what can you really expect for the middles of midwestern suburbs? Its not very long and doesnt drain well but is a great place to ride if you dont feel like making the voyage to Palos.

Customer Service

Prairie path to trailhead on left side

Similar Products Used:

Palos

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5
VALUE
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[May 09, 2003]
Brad

This backwoods trail is actually part of the Warrenville glen forest preserve. The forest preserve district is now cutting a north/south prarie path trail so people can get to downtown Naperville via a path. There are are spurs all over the place here and some pretty nice very short downhills and up hills. I haven't found a good loop yet but after a couple of visits I am sure I will find one. There were some horse tracks but not too many and several hikers walking the paths. This place has potential as long as us bikers use our heads when building stuff on the trails.

A couple of places for creek crossings are around here also

Customer Service

I would start off of Batavia road in warrenville. cross the bridge and find some trails.

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4
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