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Inbetween Saganau Slough and the canal

Average Rating:    (4.29 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 7

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.
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Latitude
41.71123905244881
Longitude
-87.79483795166015
Trail Directions
Saganau Slough/with in the bullfrog lake complex. In between the slough and the canal are two trails: one banal, the other this fun rocky ridge type trail. Ride the ridge trail (it's the one nearer to the slough).
Trail Length
1/2 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Palos Hills
   


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Review Date
June 15, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: JPockets ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
Ask around, playboy.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Most Palos trails of course!



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Review Date
April 13, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: roe , from lemont

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
the rocky trail around the slough.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
ill never give directions to this area to anyone.



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Review Date
October 5, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Poacher , from Chicago

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
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.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
not much in chicago area, poach what you can get away with...



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Review Date
September 29, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Dan , from Lockport, IL

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
Same as above.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
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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Review Date
June 27, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: Barry

Summary:
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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