There are places you can just keep going back to over and over again and never be bored returning to. For me Tomlike Mountain is that place. From the first time I stepped foot on the Herman Creek trail and climbed up to its summit 2 years ago to the 6th or 7th time I climbed it last Saturday. This place always draws me back. I am genuinely excited each and every time I wind my way up the 10 miles to crawl over the spine of this gem of a location.
20 miles and about 4000 feet of climb
There is a nice trail system just around the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus. It's mosty single track with lots of switch backs. You can string together about 10 miles of trail between the various sections of trail which are all labled.
Highland, IL - All single track, zig-zagging 4.5 mile lollipop. Great for repeats