Best Mountain Biking in Wisconsin

This list represents the most popular mountain biking in Wisconsin. Use this list to plan your next Wisconsin mountain biking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 John Muir Trails

    4 Reviews

    Palmyra, WI

    The John Muir Trails, nestled in the heart of the Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest, are the gem of Wisconsin mountain bike trails. They are the best kept, most extensively ridden, ...
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    The John Muir Trails, nestled in the heart of the Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest, are the gem of Wisconsin ...

  • #2 Elroy-Sparta State Trail

    5 Reviews

    Elroy, WI

    This is an exceptionally beautiful trail with the added interest of three railroad tunnels along the route. Five pleasant trail towns are oriented toward “trail tourism” and cater to all types ...
    •  34 miles
    •  Guide

    This is an exceptionally beautiful trail with the added interest of three railroad tunnels along the route. Five pleasant ...

  • #3 High Cliff State Park

    3 Reviews

    Sherwood, WI

    High Cliff State Park overlooks Lake Winnebago on its northeast shoreline. High above the water, a massive memorial statue of Red Bird, chief of the Winnebagos, stands guard over the lake. This ...
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    High Cliff State Park overlooks Lake Winnebago on its northeast shoreline. High above the water, a massive memorial statue ...

  • #4 Devil's Lake State Park

    4 Reviews

    Baraboo, WI

    Mountain biking at Devil’s Lake State Park takes place high on the East Bluff of this ancient glacial canyon. The park is famous for its glacial remains including stunning examples of erratics ...
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    Mountain biking at Devil’s Lake State Park takes place high on the East Bluff of this ancient glacial canyon. The park is ...

  • #5 The Quarry

    3 Reviews

    Madison, WI

    The Quarry is, amazingly, the only sanctioned set of off-road bike trails within the Madison city limits. Madison is the classic college town with a massive campus and student body at the center ...
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    The Quarry is, amazingly, the only sanctioned set of off-road bike trails within the Madison city limits. Madison is the ...

  • #6 Cable Cluster

    5 Reviews

    Cable, WI

    The Cable Cluster is located at the heart of the CAMBA system. The name Cable is synonymous with great mountain biking, and the Telemark resort— which serves as one of the two trailheads for ...
    •  47 miles
    •  Guide

    The Cable Cluster is located at the heart of the CAMBA system. The name Cable is synonymous with great mountain biking, and ...

  • #7 Greenbush Trails

    2 Reviews

    Plymouth, WI

    The Greenbush mountain-biking trails are some of the best in the state. The four loops in this densely wooded section of the Kettle Moraine State Forest are all challenging in their own way. ...
    •  0.7 miles
    •  Guide

    The Greenbush mountain-biking trails are some of the best in the state. The four loops in this densely wooded section of ...

  • #8 Glacial Drumlin State Trail

    1 Reviews

    Waukesha, WI

    You’ll experience a variety of scenery, from rolling glacial hills to vast marshes to great rivers, along the Glacial Drumlin State Trail. Also of note; a glacial lake, a bison herd, and five ...
    •  52.4 miles
    •  Guide

    You’ll experience a variety of scenery, from rolling glacial hills to vast marshes to great rivers, along the Glacial Drumlin ...

  • #9 Levis/Trow Mounds

    2 Reviews

    Merrillan, WI

    The trails in this section of Wisconsin, just north of the Black River State Forest, are among the most exciting and rewarding in all the state. This cluster is one of the most overlooked in ...
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    The trails in this section of Wisconsin, just north of the Black River State Forest, are among the most exciting and rewarding ...

  • #10 Lapham Peak Trails

    1 Reviews

    Waukesha, WI

    The mountain bike trails currently open in the park were relocated, in the fall of 1997, to a set of farm fields across from the main park grounds on County Highway C, to protect the park's hiking ...
    •  4.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The mountain bike trails currently open in the park were relocated, in the fall of 1997, to a set of farm fields across from ...

  • #11 Military Ridge State Trail

    2 Reviews

    Verona, WI

    The Military Ridge State Trail affords beautiful views from the ridgetop, passes through interesting trail towns, and provides access to Blue Mound State Park and Governor Dodge State Park. The ...
    •  42.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The Military Ridge State Trail affords beautiful views from the ridgetop, passes through interesting trail towns, and provides ...

  • #12 Bearskin State Trail

    1 Reviews

    Minocqua, WI

    Ride from the thriving resort town of Minocqua into the heart of the Northwoods wilderness, enjoying scenic lake views and a fine city park near the Minocqua trailhead. Surface: Finely crushed ...
    •  18.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Ride from the thriving resort town of Minocqua into the heart of the Northwoods wilderness, enjoying scenic lake views and ...

  • #13 Governor Dodge State Park

    1 Reviews

    Dodgeville, WI

    The trails at Governor Dodge State Park are consistently cleared of debris and overgrowth throughout the year by rangers and volunteers. This care helps to make the off-road trails found here ...
    •  10.1 miles
    •  Guide

    The trails at Governor Dodge State Park are consistently cleared of debris and overgrowth throughout the year by rangers ...

  • #14 Emma Carlin Trails

    2 Reviews

    Palmyra, WI

    The Emma Carlin Trails can easily be described as the little brother to the nearby John Muir trails, a little smaller and less established, and hanging on by a shirttail in the form of a 5.5 ...
    •  5.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Emma Carlin Trails can easily be described as the little brother to the nearby John Muir trails, a little smaller and ...

  • #15 Capital City Trail

    0 Reviews

    Madison, WI

    Access to Olbrich Gardens, views of the State Capitol building, Lake Monona, and the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center are highlights of the Capital City Trail. Soon it will connect ...
    •  6.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Access to Olbrich Gardens, views of the State Capitol building, Lake Monona, and the Monona Terrace Community and Convention ...

  • #16 Interurban Trail

    1 Reviews

    Cedarburg, WI

    You’ll enjoy idyllic views from the Cedar Creek bridge in Cedarburg, a beautiful village with nineteenth-century character and interesting cafes and shops. Surface: Crushed stone on the northern ...
    •  25 miles
    •  Guide

    You’ll enjoy idyllic views from the Cedar Creek bridge in Cedarburg, a beautiful village with nineteenth-century character ...

  • #17 Bugline Trail

    0 Reviews

    Menomonee Falls, WI

    This is a surprisingly secluded trail in a sprawling metropolitan area. An active quarry and three parks enroute add to the interest. Surface: Crushed limestone, wood-planked bridges; natural ...
    •  13.7 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a surprisingly secluded trail in a sprawling metropolitan area. An active quarry and three parks enroute add to the ...

  • #18 The "400" State Trail

    0 Reviews

    Reedsburg, WI

    The “400” is a pleasant trail with many river crossings and five towns en route. The easternmost link of a 100-mile rail-trail system, it’s near Wisconsin Dells, one of the state’s most popular ...
    •  29.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The “400” is a pleasant trail with many river crossings and five towns en route. The easternmost link of a 100-mile rail-trail ...

  • #19 Cam-Rock County Park

    2 Reviews

    Rockdale, WI

    Cam-Rock County Park is a small parcel of land set in forest bordering the vast fields of farmland native to southwestern Wisconsin. The park itself is located to the north of the small town ...
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    Cam-Rock County Park is a small parcel of land set in forest bordering the vast fields of farmland native to southwestern ...

  • #20 Copper Falls State Park

    0 Reviews

    Mellen, WI

    For those interested in getting away from it all, why not go big and really do it? Copper Falls is as far out of the way as they come, located just 30 miles off the Lake Superior shore in the ...
    •  7.5 miles
    •  Guide

    For those interested in getting away from it all, why not go big and really do it? Copper Falls is as far out of the way ...