Lake Glendale Trails - Trail, Vienna, Illinois

Lake Glendale Trails - Trail, Vienna, Illinois

DESCRIPTION

EXCELLENT SINGLE TRACK THROUGH HARDWOODS WITH NUMEROUS HILLS, JUMPS, AND SREAM CROSSINGS. SIMILAR TO LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES CANAL LOOP TRAIL BUT MORE TECHNICAL, AND MORE HILLS. LARGE BLUFF WITH TRAIL ABOVE AND BELOW. THERE ARE A COUPLE OF LOOPS THAT CAN BE RIDDEN HERE. THERE IS ALSO A GRAVEL TRAIL AROUND THE LAKE FOR BEGGINERS. THERE ARE A FEW HORSE RIDERS SO BE CURTIOUS. DO NOT RIDE ON PRIVATE LAND.

USER REVIEWS

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[Dec 18, 2007]
Jelly joe
Racer

Proper mazin!!!!

Customer Service

Ride forward

Similar Products Used:

just this one

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Dec 17, 2003]
Saluki43
Weekend Warrior

The trail was great, I was very impressed especially after riding the Cedar Lake Trail. I am looking for a partner to ride with &/Or a Map of the area.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Oct 09, 2000]
Anonymous

I ride this trail about 3-4 times a week. Im a little biased since I access the trails from my back door, and I am responsible for 99% of the trail maintenance. The quality of single track is excellent. Most of the riding is single track through hardwoods and hilly. It is not too technical and rolls out pretty fast in sections. Similar to canal loop trail at LBL but more hilly and twisty. The trail along the bottom of the bluff is very sinic. It is possible to do several different loops and the riding is good no matter which direction you ride. There are several fast downhill sections, not real long but fast enough to make things exciting. There are also several small jumps and more in progress. Give these trails a try and you wont be disapointed. What they lack in distance they make up for in quality. The main loop is 4.5 miles, hilly, and great to do laps on. It is also possible to ride from Lake Glendale to dixson springs park via trails, just watch for private property. Give it a try you wont be disappointed.

Customer Service

ITS ALL GOOD.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Nov 09, 2000]
Anonymous

I agree with Mr. Austin, this is a beautiful moderately easy to ride trail. Bring the family to camp & swim at the Lake and bring your bikes to ride. Some of the trail is a bit hilly and some areas get a little technical but it has beautiful bluffs (good for climbing)and is a fun ride. I don't think you want to take the youngest kids on this trail, they can take the lake trail, but kids 11 or 12 years old ought to be able to hang okay. I'm not saying that this is a kids trail, I'm just saying if you have an active 12 year old, take him/her along with you.

Customer Service

Do it all.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Nov 14, 2000]
Anonymous

Very smooth singletrack and well maintained. The trail shows very little wear and tear from horses. Swooping, rolling, no hills too extreme. Trail not as technical as most of the Shawnee, which can be refreshing sometimes. Kyle has done a very nice job of grooming these trails and making them some of the fastest trails in the area.

Customer Service

Go explore

Similar Products Used:

Contact SMBA for more information

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Dec 16, 2000]
Anonymous

Very nicely laid out singletrack. Many short climbs, few rocky technical sections, some "Moab" rock, nice scenery and not much horse damage. More challenging than the Canal Loop in LBL but not nearly as tough as typical Shawnee National Forest trails. Kyle Austin is the chief maintainer of the trails and he led us on a tour of all the nearly 10 miles December 10.

Customer Service

Lots of options.. you will need a map and good sence of direction. Plenty of interecting traila and many look alike.

Similar Products Used:

Eagle Mountain near Herrod

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Apr 16, 2001]
Anonymous

Rode this trail last weekend with my brother. I didn't get to enjoy it as much as I should have because of soreness from a previous crash were I nearly broke my neck. You are definetly going to need a map for this trail so go to the camping area and track the guy down with the maps. He was really informative and friendly. Anyway, the trail was really good for So. Illinois, not nearly as rocky and lots of nice fast downhills and some jumps (even some made of wood!). All singletrack with not too much horse damage. My only problem with the place is that there are so many intersections that every time we came to one we would have to stop and get out the map. I am sure it would be a great ride if you knew the trails however. Lots of good climbs with very little long flat portions. Not like a lot of southern Illinois where there are either 4wheeler trails or rocks and logs every five feet. I like downhills and jumps, and this trail gives a good workout, (one of the downhills even had berms built up in it). I didn't ride every trail there but it would be nice to have a recommended route or marked with numbers or letters maybe to help out new people. Looking at the map, it seems like you could do a lot of miles without too much overlap.

I'll definetly be riding this again cause its only 20 miles from my house! Would like to see more people on the trail, the more the merrier I say.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Apr 10, 2002]
Anonymous

THIS WAS A SUPPRISE TO ME. GREAT LITTLE PLACE TO SPEND THE WEEKEND TO RIDE BOTH DAY AND NIGHT. THE TERRAIN HAS A MIXTURE OF EVERYTHING NOTHING TO DIFFICULT. WOULD RECOMMEND NOT RIDDING THIS TRAIL SYSTEM WHEN WET, ALTHOUGH IT WAS FUN IT WIIL PUT A HURT'N ON YOUR RIG. FUN PLACE FOR ALL.

Customer Service

IT JUST DOESN'T MATTER

Similar Products Used:

CANEL LOOP, JENNEY RIDGE, NORTH-SOUTH TRAILS

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Jul 14, 2002]
Anonymous

Just wanted to give props to Kyle. Without all his hard work, us Carbondale folks wouldn't have such a nice getaway! There's something for everybody here!

Customer Service

Mix it up-- it's all fun

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
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