Tinley Creek Purple Paved Trail

Cook County, Illinois

Distance2.7mi
Elevation Gain77ft
Trailhead Elevation659ft
Top704ft
Elevation Min/Max659/704ft
Elevation Start/End659/659ft

Tinley Creek Purple Paved Trail

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. This trail connects with the following: Tinley Creek Blue Paved Trail and Tinley Creek Green Paved Trail.

Tinley Creek Purple Paved Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"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."

Tinley Creek Purple Paved Trail Reviews

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4/8/2007
Great scenery-lots of deer, birds etc. There are a lot of streets to cross, which I think is the most disappointing part of this trail. The 16 mile route is not the red route, make sure you check the posted trail map at the park if you want to take advantage of the longer ride.
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Cook County
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Moderate
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Sep 2018