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Off road trails near Chicago, Illinois - Jeep & 4x4 offroad trails

Want to go offroading near Chicago, Illinois?

Where2Wheel will help you find off road trails near you!  We only cover Jeep trails, 4x4 trails, truck trails, and OHV trails.  Keep reading and we will point out off road places near Chicago, IL.

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Alright, we are talking about off road trails near Chicago, Illinois.  Last warning, the off road trails mentioned are Jeep trails and 4x4 trails large/wide enough to fit a passenger vehicle - no ATVs or dirtbikes talked about here.  The first off road trail near Chicago, IL is River Road Rally Park located 50 miles north of Chicago for a drive time around an hour and ten minutes.  River Road Rally Park is a smaller off road park, but a great option for anyone around Chicago because of it's close proximity to the Windy City.  One defining feature of River Road Rally Park is that the trails are cut extra wide so that trucks can enjoy the trails just as much as Jeeps can.  To see more info about River Road Rally Park and gather details before planning your trip, visit their website here.  You can see what other wheelers are saying about River Road Rally Park and other off road trails near Chicago by visiting the Where2Wheel trails map here.

The next off road trail near Chicago, IL is The Cliffs Insane Terrain Park located 74 miles southwest of Chicago for a drive time of approximately an hour and twenty minutes.  The Cliffs Insane Terrain Park offers more than 300 acres of wheeling with tons of hills, ravines, and rocks to play on.  The Cliffs Insane Terrain Park is open every weekend 9am to 5pm, Friday through Sunday.  To learn more about The Cliffs Insane Terrain Park, visit their Facebook page here.  Reminder, you can browse the offroad trails map anytime for free on Where2Wheel.  There is a good chance that since writing this article that new off road trails near Chicago, Illinois have been added, so click here to view the W2W map and check the area for yourself.

The last off road trail near Chicago, IL is Badlands Off Road Park located 125 miles south of Chicago for a drive time of about two hours and twenty minutes.  A two plus hour drive might seem like a bit of a hike, but it's a small price to pay to wheel one of the most iconic off road parks in the United States.  The Badlands Off Road Park has more than 800 acres of wheeling heaven, and they have been very careful to create a variety of trails that allow every different vehicle build level and driver experience level to find more than enough terrain to enjoy.  Check out The Badlands' website here for more information about planning your trip.  Don't forget to visit the Where2Wheel off road trails map to see all the off road trails near Chicago, Illinois as we do have more trails closer to Chicago.  We also have a great community of offroaders on W2W, so be sure to check out the news feed and groups sections of Where2Wheel as well.

Lastly, feel free to create an account on Where2Wheel; it's free to use and you can find other offroaders in your area that you can hit the trails with.  If you do enjoy using W2W and want to support us, please either tell your offroading pals about the site or sign-up for a premium account, which takes ads off the map for just $2.99/month.

Thanks for reading about some of the off road trails near Chicago, Illinois.  For more off road trail information you can visit Where2Wheel.

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