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Average Rating:    (3.17 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 6

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Latitude
41.66957793753977
Longitude
-88.3956527709961
Trail Directions
Take I88 west to IL59 south to US34 west (ogden ave)to oswego there US34 will run into the start of IL71 head southwest about two miles out of town start looking for MINKLER RD. (across from gravel pit) take a right on minkler(west) follow it over the RR tracks and past the houses into the park. park in the horse trailer lot TRAILS ON LEFT. From the south side take I55south to IL126 west (plainfield exit) follow IL126 thru plainfield about two miles out look for oswego/plainfield rd (across from xmass tree farm) take a right (north west) follow it to IL71 and take a left (southwest) follow prior directions.
Trail Length
seven miles/more to come
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Oswego
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Review Date
April 5, 2006

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: jake2119 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
A bit of an update. I ride with the guys that posted the last 3 reviews. True it is taking a little longer than antcipated I would say we have a pretty good loop. The trails are different than anything I've riden in Illinois so far, however I haven't rode long. The drops are step and at times the climbs can be down right nasty. It is very technical and a whole lot of fun. Some of the trails are still over grown and I would advise any one going out there to talk to one of us about meeting out there because other wise it can be a little confusing, working on that to.



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Review Date
February 4, 2006

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: bajoeyt ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Seanbike’s description is the most accurate to date. The other posts are too out of date. There are probably 8 miles of of rideable singletrack if you don’t mind getting hit by branches here and there, though trail conditions are improving weekly as more trail work is being done by the CAMBr’s Oswego Chapter (www.cambr.org). The singletrack is a long series of rollers ranging in height with some smoother sections. There are a few logs across the trail but the steepness of the rollers gives the trails its technicality.



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Review Date
January 6, 2006

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Seanbike ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Trail system has lots of potential. Don't listen to the guy who said he rode all of it in about an hour. I bet he missed half the trails due to the over growth. A local group is doing alot of maintenance to clear the undergrowth and make all of the trail system accessable. Trails are usually very dry even after rain, this was an old gravel pit and the soil has a lot of rock and gravel, duh. The trails are very winding and have a good number small rolling hills.

Recommended Route:
See baudler's directions.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Palos, Plainfield, Knoch Knolls, your back yard



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Review Date
July 16, 2004

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: baudler ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Here are better directions: If heading southwest on RT 71, turn North on Orchard, a quick left on Budlong, and a quick right on to OLD MINKLER. It was too dry when I went, the ground is pretty sandy adn hard to get good traction. It is also very wooded, most of the time you are being beaten by tree limbs. Probobly for more advanced riders.

Recommended Route:
Go past all the housed and park at the sign that says "Trail Head"



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Review Date
March 13, 2002

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: jimbo , from p-vill

Summary:
land fill that is only a couple acres. Not recommended. This is a novice level area. Rode all the trails and more in less than an hour. Funner than riding on the road.

Recommended Route:
no real route!



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