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Backwoods

Average Rating:    (3.38 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 8

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!
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Latitude
41.82800243754871
Longitude
-88.16983222961426
Trail Directions
You can get on the prarie path on the southwest corner of Winfield and Butterfield rd. Ride west on the prarie path until you see some trails on the left side and drop in on whichever you like.
Trail Length
5 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Warrenville
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Review Date
September 15, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: moontz ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
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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Review Date
May 9, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Brad , from Naperville

Summary:
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

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



Comments
Naterade3 (10/19/2006)
Good trail, difficult when wet. Lots of drops and moderated climbs, several criss-cross paths so you feel you are going in circles sometimes. Be careful of the animal trails, several tracks run for about 20 yards and close in. The streams are fun to cross, usually at about 15 miles per hour b/c of the drop-ins! We parked at the SW corner of Winfield and Butterfield next to the power station and headed into the woods. OK ride, looking forward to hitting it when dry!
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Review Date
April 8, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Jeff

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
Prairie path to trailhead on left side

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Palos



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Review Date
March 30, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Gary , from Wheaton

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
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.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Palos



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Review Date
March 27, 2003

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: jon , from batavia

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

Recommended Route:
none



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