Devil’s Head Challenge

Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913

Devil’s Head Challenge

Devil’s Head Challenge Professional Review and Guide

"This tour visits an area with many geologic quartzite remnants that date back to prehistoric times and offers the cyclist the temptation of several scenic challenges. You leave from a town nestled along the river that was named after a French explorer. Riding counterclockwise, this metric century follows the river to the west and then coasts down to a town that is home to the Mid-Continental Railway Museum, where you can see a rare survivor of steam trains, the 1907 Chicago & Northwestern locomotive No. 1388.

You will then circle back to the east, ride below the ridge, and travel along the southern cliffs of Devil’s Lake State Park. Next you’ll cruise south down to the Wisconsin River and enjoy free passage across it by ferry. On the other side, take a circle tour around Gibraltar Rock and then through a village the Indians named for its good fishing. After returning on the ferry, the challenge will demand your energy reserve as you climb up the ridge, passing a Scottish estate. Once at the summit, adjust your cadence and cruise back into Baraboo."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Spring through fall
Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce
Local Contacts
DeLorme: Wisconsin Atlas and Gazetteer: Page 35 A6.
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Jul 2018