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.

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#1. John Muir Trails


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, and…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Wisconsin"
Palmyra, WI - Mountain Biking - 10 miles Best Trail in wi - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#2. Elroy-Sparta State Trail


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 of user…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Wisconsin"
Elroy, WI - Fishing, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Walking - 34 miles Best Trail in wi - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#3. High Cliff State Park


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 is one…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Wisconsin"
Sherwood, WI - Mountain Biking - 3 miles Best Trail in wi - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#4. The Quarry


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 and a…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Wisconsin"
Madison, WI - Mountain Biking - 3 miles Best Trail in wi - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#5. Cable Cluster


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 this clus…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Wisconsin"
Cable, WI - Mountain Biking - 47 miles Best Trail in wi - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#6. Devil's Lake State Park


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 in the…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Wisconsin"
Baraboo, WI - Mountain Biking - 6 miles Best Trail in wi - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#7. Greenbush Trails


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. The entir…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Wisconsin"
Plymouth, WI - Mountain Biking - 0.7 mile
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#8. Levis/Trow Mounds


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 all the l…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Wisconsin"
Merrillan, WI - Mountain Biking - 12 miles
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#9. Lapham Peak Trails


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 pat…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Wisconsin"
Waukesha, WI - Mountain Biking - 4.2 miles
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#10. Glacial Drumlin State Trail


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 crossing…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Wisconsin"
Waukesha, WI - Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking - 52.4 miles
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#11. Military Ridge State Trail


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 trail…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Wisconsin"
Verona, WI - Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking - 42.2 miles
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#12. Bearskin State Trail


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 granite…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Wisconsin"
Minocqua, WI - Fishing, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking - 18.2 miles
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#13. Governor Dodge State Park


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 some of…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Wisconsin"
Dodgeville, WI - Mountain Biking - 10.1 miles
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#14. Emma Carlin Trails


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-mile-long…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Wisconsin"
Palmyra, WI - Mountain Biking - 5.5 miles
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#15. Capital City Trail


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 to th…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Wisconsin"
Madison, WI - Fishing, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking - 6.8 miles
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#16. Interurban Trail


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 segme…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Wisconsin"
Cedarburg, WI - Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking - 25 miles
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#17. Chippewa River State Trail


Scenic highlights at broad river bends and lush bottomland forest await you on the Chippewa River State Trail. The trail connects to the Red Cedar State Trail via an impressive 860-foot-long trestle,…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Wisconsin"
Eau Claire, WI - Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Walking - 25.2 miles
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#18. Bugline Trail


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 surface…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Wisconsin"
Menomonee Falls, WI - Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking - 13.7 miles
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#19. The "400" State Trail


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 touris…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Wisconsin"
Reedsburg, WI - Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking - 29.5 miles
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#20. Cam-Rock County Park


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 of Rockda…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Wisconsin"
Rockdale, WI - Mountain Biking - 5 miles
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