Perrot State Park

Tremplealeau, Wisconsin 54701

Perrot State Park

Perrot State Park Professional Review and Guide

"Perrot State Park's trail system lies in the center of the park surrounding the 500-foot-high Perrot Ridge. The trail entirely encircles the ridge and offers grand views of the Mississippi below, with boats bustling on its waterways and Burlington Northern trains moving along its shore. The off-road trail covers a wide path of grass and at times hard-packed soil. Because of the nature of the terrain, climbing is common, in some cases over rather extended routes. In comparison with other parks, Perrot puts mountain bikers right at the heart of the park’s true splendor, instead of pushed off to a remote edge.

The scenery is beautiful throughout, with the trail cutting through thick forests and occasionally breaking out into meadows of waist-high grass. The Mississippi is visible near the end of the ride as the trail sweeps around the southern edge of Perrot Ridge. All in all, the riding is excellent for those not as interested in technical terrain as in exploring the park’s beauty. Benches are set up at a couple of the more scenic meadows, allowing for a few minutes of stretching and relaxation during the ride. The entire loop will take an hour to an hour and a half for intermediate riders."

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Trail Information

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Trails are open from April 15 to November 15. However, erosion is a concern, and often after heavy rains or in the early part of the season when snow runoff is still affecting topsoil, the trails will be closed. It is a good idea to call ahead and check on the conditions of the trail.
Perrot State Park 608-534-6409, the 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 Trempealeau. Maps are available at the ranger station, located at the park entrance, and at the park office at the trailhead.
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Jul 2018