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Pilcher Park

Average Rating:    (3.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

Mix of singletrack and doubletrack, some technical sections. Great for all levels of riders.
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Latitude
41.530812582848135
Longitude
-88.00924301147461
Trail Directions
From I-80, Exit Rte. 30 (Lincoln Hwy). Head west. First stoplight, Gougar Rd., turn North. Pass park conservatory, first left into park (Flowing Spring or Flowing Well).
Trail Length
I don't know -- 5 miles, maybe
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
New Lenox
   


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
April 26, 2010

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: ubrv8 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Like the other reviewers state Pilcher has a variety of trails. I prefer the single track in the northwest corner. If you are looking to either extend your ride or for a nice warm up and a safer place to park. The Hadley Valley Forest Preserve is just North of Pilcher Park across Route 6. There is a big easy loop that connects to the Pilcher Park trails at the intersection of Route 6 and Farrell Road.

Recommended Route:
Park at the Gouger Road entrance to Hadley Valley Forest Preserve run once around the loop to warm up than down to Pilcher via the connection at Farrell road then both the upper trail and the outer loop are good. If you take the Valley Road trail watch out for the washed out culverts.



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Review Date
April 4, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: ImChuck2 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Pilcher park has trails that can keep you going for close to two hours on a variety of terrain. There is a paved trail through the length of the park for a leisure ride surrounded by some nice single track with log jumping, stream crossings and terrain to get your heart pumping. There is lots of poison ivy in the area so stay on the trails, they are clear. There is a lot of ground to cover if you know the park and a side trip to the site of an Old French fort. This park is under utilized and under appreciated. If you like Palos, I highly recommend you check this out. e-mail me for more info.



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Review Date
August 26, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: otto , from joliet

Summary:
overgrown areas durring summer lots of stinging nettle
new trial been added gravel nice and slow to ride with girlfriend very little hills.

Recommended Route:
some nice swingle track area on the northern part of the park. close to home.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
palos, challenge park



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Review Date
August 17, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Flash , from Tinley Park

Summary:
Small but good for a quick ride after work or to beat the crowd at palos over the weekend. Never very crowded. More challenging towards the northwest end. Look out for the random hood rat toking up in the woods.

Recommended Route:
Come in on rt 30 and park by the creek on the right. Your car is safer than the east end. Don't park by the flowing well!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Palos



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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)
 


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