New Fane Trail

Kewaskum, Wisconsin 53040

New Fane Trail

New Fane Trail Professional Review and Guide

"The New Fane Trail is one of a handful of mountain bike–approved areas within the bounds of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. The trail covers a mix of beginner to advanced terrain allowing riders to warm up on easier trails before tackling the more demanding rides. Four intertwined loops ranging from 0.7 mile to 3.1 miles are offered. What these trails appear to lack in terms of distance is more than made up for in terrain changes and tricky technical sections. Intermediate riders should be able to traverse the 3.1-mile yellow loop from beginning to end within 30 minutes. At several points along the way, riders have the option of shortening the chosen trail by switching loops and circling in a bit early.

Rolling meadows and dense forest are the main attractions. The forest is home to white-tailed deer and the occasional roving hawk, waiting to swoop down on unsuspecting field mice. Elevation Change: The majority of the ride is over flat land with some rolling hills that cover 30 to 40 feet of elevation. Most of the hills can be traversed rather easily by throwing the momentum of the previous downhill into the climb."

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Comfortable temperatures and the lack of mosquitoes make fall and spring the best times to explore this trail. Summer months are also good for riding, though hotter by far and with high levels of humidity. Early April into November are the suggested months for riding.
Kewaskum Chamber of Commerce 414-626-3336, 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 Kewaskum. Additional maps are available from the Wisconsin DNR or at the forest headquarters. Maps are also available at the trailhead.
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Jul 2018