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High Cliff State Park Professional Review and Guide
"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 of the most beautiful locations in Wisconsin regardless of what season mountain bikers choose to visit. The main trail, the Red Bird Trail, runs the length of the main cliff wall and covers 3 miles—1.5 miles out and 1.5 miles back—over a mix of 5-foot-wide dirt and limestone paths. The entire circuit takes a half hour to cover, but riders will no doubt want to stop and sightsee along the way. Many small side trails lead off the ledges and down into rock formations surrounding the lake. If the intent of the ride is to get out and do some climbing, ride back down to the main lot and come back up on the road, a killer climb that takes you from the lakeshore to the top of the bluff over the course of a mile."
--Colby Thor Waller, Mountain Biking Wisconsin (Falcon Guides).
Easy ride with little technical ability needed. Great place for beginners or if bringing children. In a few of the rocky areas, there are a few 2-5 foot drop offs that can be ridden.
The cliffside trail is good, but the horse path is not that great.
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