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Stern's Woods

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 2

Light cross country riding, not to many trails. Singletrack. Some little downhills nothing too big. Very little to no signing. Mostly intermediate to beginner trails.
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Latitude
42.23766862211922
Longitude
-88.341064453125
Trail Directions
Many access points, main enterence is off of East Hillside Rd. Head and hop on a trail. You can also access the trails from Veterans Acres Park, through their trail system. Another is from the Prairie Trail Bike Head off of East Hillside Rd. Look for a trail through the pine trees on the right.
Trail Length
5-10 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Crystal Lake
Zip/Postal Code
60012
Country
USA
   


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Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

Review Date
October 3, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: DB Herb ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
On the legal trails there's some laid-back, scenic loops with rolling hills, pine forests, praries and high-tension wires. The surface isn't ideal (woodchips, gravel, grass and uneven dirt) a road bike would not fare well, but you can still get some good speed on the hills. The Illinois Prarie Path runs north on the east side of the park with some fun paved hills.
The illegal trails are very cool. Dirt single-tracks around the north and east end of veteran acres, through the pine forests and plenty steming from the sterns forest trail including one that swoops into a other-worldly, natural pine forest. in the heart of sterns woods are some extreme hills with rocks and roots galore.

Recommended Route:
Park at the lorraine st. lot. warm-up with some loops around veteran acres then hit some of the tougher stuff in sterns woods.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Illinois Prarie Path for some bland mileage



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Review Date
April 23, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: oar7744 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Stern's is the closet riding destination to me that actually has decent trails. It doesnt have much but you could spend a day out there easy. Short 5 sec downhills. XC that just gos and gos. Lots of fun!

Recommended Route:
Just flow with it. You'll end up on the main trail sometime. All the trails lead somewhere that will get you home.



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