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Deer Grove Forest Preserve

Average Rating:    (3.03 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 30

Deer Grove has some gnarly trails for being up north. Tons of unmarked trails leading from marked trails. Unmarked trails run along creek with lots of washouts along the way. Lots of roots, rocks, and fallen trees. Fairly technical riding. Nice elevation changes throughout. For less technical turf, there are paved trails that are marked.
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Latitude
42.14265971544665
Longitude
-88.07378768920898
Trail Directions
North from Chicago on either 94 or 53 to Dundee Rd. Go west on Dundee to Quentin Rd. Turn right and go North about 1/2 mile. Parking on both sides of road. Parking on left side gets you to technical stuff while parking on east side parking gets you to the paved trails.
Trail Length
10-20 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Palatine
   


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Review Date
June 30, 2010

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: finerbiner ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Cross this one off your list. The FPD spent the last few years turning the main loop(yellow trail) into a gravel wide track. The trails described are all illegal and if caught you will be dealt with harshly. The place has been wrecked.

Recommended Route:
drive to Palos, Saw Wee Kee or Southern Kettles. All a good ride.



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Review Date
June 30, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: zmcpherson76 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
unmarked trails are the best. I like to ride wherever the trail takes me and just keep going. creeks fun to ride through, best after rain.

Recommended Route:
Unmarked trails West of Quentin.



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Review Date
November 16, 2004

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: schwaggy ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Flat and fast. A few nice sections of singletrack are unmarked (and probably illegal). Seems that bikes are banned from the best part near the ravine.



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Review Date
July 21, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Technically Singletrack ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Plus, if you're interested, group ride this coming Wednesday, 7/23/03 at the Rydeburg camp parking lot on Quentin north of Dundee on your right. 6pm. for more info: http://pub30.ezboard.com/fcambrfrm3.showMessage?topicID=3.topic
or
www.cambr.org



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Review Date
July 19, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Technically Singletrack ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Ah, take back everything I ever said. There's an entire other singletrack loop on the east side of Quentin road that's great and underused. Plus, after hauling a few times clockwise on the west loop, this place has gone up a few notches.



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