Perry Creek Trail

Black River Falls, Wisconsin 54615

Perry Creek Trail

Perry Creek Trail Professional Review and Guide

"The Perry Creek Trail is one of the most pleasant rides in Wisconsin. What starts out looking like a fairly uneventful afternoon of riding quickly turns into a beautiful look at nature in a quiet corner of the Black River State Forest. As the trail winds through the forest, first along the base of Castle Mound, then later high above Perry Creek, the immersion in nature pulls riders farther and farther along. The path seldom pitches, and only in two places near the turnaround is there any climbing involved. The trail first passes beneath high tension lines in a clear cut field, but the route quickly becomes more scenic. Midway along, the path begins to hug the edge of Perry Creek, its crimson tint resulting from the red clay beneath its clear water.

The trail seldom strays from the creek and, as the journey goes on, the scenery gets more stunning and unique. At times the bluffs rise 40 feet above the waters as they flow quickly toward the Black River. The ride is best suited for beginners, families, or riders not wanting technical challenge but instead scenic views from the saddle. The path is two-way and is not ridden in a loop but instead in an out-and-back manner. The entire trail will take under an hour at a quick pace but is best ridden more slowly, with plenty of breaks to walk down to the water’s edge or sit atop the bluffs in the quiet woods."

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Trail Information

Black River Falls
Nearby City
Trail Type
Technical Difficulty
Physical Difficulty
The trails are open April to November. Spring is a nice time to see the creek at its fullest and fastest. Fall brings spectacular changing colors.
Black River Fall Chamber of Commerce, Wisconsin Department of Tourism 608-266-2161, and Wisconsin Off-Road Bike Association 608-222-5608.
Local Contacts
The trail area is shown on the USGS 7.5-minute quad for Black River Falls
Local Maps

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Jul 2018