Standing Rock Trails Professional Review and Guide
"The Standing Rock Trails near Stevens Point are named for the glacial erratics that dot the surrounding forest and cover some areas of the trail. Erratics, or “hitchhikers,” are rocks that caught a ride south in the ice of glaciers, which scooped them up in one area and deposited them in another. In some areas of the state the rocks ended up perched precariously atop bluffs or other erratics. At Standing Rocks the rocks are doing just that, standing.
Many are the size of a Volkswagen; others, like the ones encountered on the trail, are much smaller and just add some challenge to the terrain. The mountain bike trails cover 10 miles along the western shore of Bear Lake and in the surrounding forests. The deer population is high in this area of the state and several may be spotted during each ride. Some of the better-traveled portions of the trail are on single- and doubletrack, but the majority of the riding is on the forest floor—uneven grass, rocks, and worn patches of soil. Some of the hilly sections, especially climbs, are filled in with red gravel and riders are asked to stay on this to prevent further erosion of these high-use areas."