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Deer Grove Bicycle Trail - Palatine

The Deer Grove Bicycle Trail is a Class I bicycle trail located in Cook County that winds through meadows and forests of the Deer Grove Preserve. The 1800 acre park with picturesque rolling forests, wetlands, wooded ravines, meanding creeks, and two lakes is northeast of Chicago. Travel North on 53 (290) and exit on Dundee Rd. Drive West on Dundee to Quentin Rd. Turn right North about 1/2 mile. Parking on right is the paved paths and on the left side is the tuff stuff.
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  1. Deer Grove Mountain Bike Trail - The mountain bike trail differs from the paved trail also reviewed on this site. It runs on 3.5 miles of dirt track on the east side of Quentin Road and another 6 miles on the west side. The west section runs through deep woods and has more challenging terrain, including rocks, roots, ruts, a number of roller-coaster hills, and lots of turns. See my site for photos and more info.
    Ride rating: Intermediate
    Ride distance: 10 Elevation change:
    Singletrack=25% Dirt Road=10%
    Chuck a 58 year old Cross-Country Rider from Chicago's NW suburbs URL: Chuck's Backpacking Bonanza and More
    Posted on 02/17/04 Alert moderators of this post
  2. Deer Grove East - The Deer Grove East trail is about 4 miles long with a 2.7 mile paved loop. The trail winds its way through these forests past picnic areas in Deer Grove East. The trail also extends across Quentin road linking it to Deer Grove West. Watch out for roller bladers that use this trail.
    Ride distance: 4 miles Elevation change:
    Jim a 32 year old Cross-Country Rider
    Posted on 11/13/99
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