Peninsula State Park

Fish Creek, Wisconsin

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Peninsula State Park was developed in 1909 from a protruding section of Door County that was, until that time, heavily logged and farmed. The area is a geological wonder made up of sandstone and limestone which accumulated millions of years ago at the bottom of a prehistoric sea. The area, along with the rest of Door County, is part of the Niagara Escarpment, the massive shelf of rock that extends from Lake Winnebago to Niagara Falls, New York. The terrain the mountain bike trails cover has more recently been scoured and compressed by glaciation, the same glaciers that carved out the surrounding waters of Green Bay. Sighting a red-tailed hawk perched along the trail is not at all uncommon. Elevation Change: While there are quite a few flat stretches, small rolling hills make up the majority of the terrain. Small climbs are commonplace, none over 30 feet in elevation.
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by Colby Thor Waller (Falcon Guides)

Peninsula State Park was developed in 1909 from a protruding section of Door County that was, until that time, heavily logged and farmed. The area is a geological wonder made up of sandstone and limestone which accumulated millions of years ago at the bottom of a prehistoric sea. The area, along with the rest of Door County, is part of the Niagara Escarpment, the massive shelf of rock that extends from Lake Winnebago to Niagara Falls, New York.

The terrain the mountain bike trails cover has more recently been scoured and compressed by glaciation, the same glaciers that carved out the surrounding waters of Green Bay. Sighting a red-tailed hawk perched along the trail is not at all uncommon. Elevation Change: While there are quite a few flat stretches, small rolling hills make up the majority of the terrain. Small climbs are commonplace, none over 30 feet in elevation.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Fish Creek
Distance: 8
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Moderate
Season: May 1 through November 1. The season here is a little shorter than most state trails because of erosion control. The area often floods and trail closings are not uncommon. Call for trail conditions before making the drive.
Local Contacts: Door County Chamber of Commerce 414-743-4456, Peninsula State Park 414-868-3258, Wisconsin Department of Tourism 608-266-2161, and Wisconsin Off-Road Bike Association 608-222-5608.
Local Maps: The trail area is shown on the USGS 7.5-minute quad for Ephraim. Maps are available at the ranger station at the entrance and through the DNR.
Driving Directions: Directions to Peninsula State Park

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