Tinley Creek Purple Paved Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Cook County, Illinois. It is within Tinley Creek Forest Preserve and Yankee Woods. It is 2.7 miles long and begins at 659 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is two miles with a total elevation gain of 77 feet. The Yankee Woods Picnic Shelter Grove 2 picnic site can be seen along the trail. There are also a parking, meadows, wetlands, and scrubs along the trail.
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"Tinley Creek is a well-maintained, established forest preserve no more than half an hour southwest of Chicago. It's one of eight designated bike trails in the forest preserve district of Chicago's Cook County. There's plenty of parking and facilities. The preserve has something for both pavement pounders and fat-tire fiends. Its hills are essentially made up of glacial drift left behind from the last ice age. As the glacier receded, topographic ripples collectively formed a ridge now covered with wood with prairie. Geologists call this area Tinley Moraine. This ride does anything but stay true to the path of Tinley Creek. It's a path built for speed, with smooth pavement and nothing to slow you down except a few street crossings. Open flat prairie, partially cleared woods, and forest areas stretch through Tinley. You'll ride away from Arrowhead Lake with open parkland and roadside views. The trail remains very flat at its start, but remember to slow down before crossing 135th Street: This street is busy near rush hour on weekends. Things to see: Prairie."
--Christopher Percy Collier, Short Bike Rides in and around Chicago (The Globe Pequot Press).
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