Blue Mound State Park

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3.91 out of 5
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12
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↑ 1,200 ft
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1,521
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The trail is great for those with at least a little experience handling obstacles such as rocks and logs, as it is full of them. The really nice thing about this trail is it starts easy and gets progressively more challenging throughout its length. If you're a beginner, you can turn off and climb out or repeat the easy and/or intermediate sections. If you're more skilled (or hard headed) you get a break before the rough stuff the next time around. I've replaced my rear triangle, dérailleur, tires (to say nothing of tubes), etc. because of this trail; it will beat you and your bike up.
added by NoTraceGramcounter April 20, 2008
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  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (5 total check-ins)
  scooby34   on Oct 20, 2015
  Mark Larson   on Oct 17, 2015
  uberbania   on Sep 22, 2015
  Tim Heckman   on Jul 31, 2015
  SillkySlim   on Oct 1, 2012
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Gramcounter

September 23, 2015
uberbania Gramcounter  
 
Review: First time riding here. Not overly impressed with overload. Extremely rocky and several "oh hell no" moments on some of the climbs. Very poor signage, made me wonder if I was going the wrong way with the way some of the climbs were. No rhythm. Punishing climbs were answered with punishing downhill segments that left you with no momentum to flow into the next section. I'll stick to Alpine Valley, Muir, Emma, and Alpha. Way better trails for way less travel.

Similar Trail: Like trying to bike at a concrete recycling plant

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Granny Gear

September 14, 2015
Gary S Granny Gear  
 
Review: The trails are awesome, well-maintained, overall a great mix of technical and aerobic workout if you consider everything the system has to offer. The BMSP trail stewards of Capital Off Road Pathfinders, the local IMBA chapter, take good care of these trails and are constantly improving them.

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Granny Gear

August 16, 2014
 
Review: I drove an hour to check this place out. Was not disappointed. No major downhills or up hills but trails are loaded with rocks and tree roots that will make your teeth rattle and numb your arms hanging on to the bars. Do bring spare tubes and first aid kit. My bike and I happened to come out unscathed but surprised I didn't blow a tire pinching in rocks. If you do spill there is a good chance of getting cut. I was riding on full suspension bike and not sure I would even try my hard tail. Did all the single tracks in couple hours, Overload was the best with some decent up and down switch backs. thumbs up from me! Worth the drive but remember if you don't have a WI state park tag its going to cost to get in park and plus a trail fee as well.

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Bunny Hop

August 8, 2012
kurtish Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Like technical trails? If yes then you will really enjoy blue mound. A few grueling climbs on overload, other than that it's all tech with little climbing/decending. Really enjoyed Holy schist for the challenge that it provided. haha to the comment on bringing bandages...my girlfriend ended up with a bandaid stuck to her tire :D on the home stretch trail there is a dope rock launch on the left side of trail(on a moderate downhill after the last climb)...bust some sweet air and crack a cold one with a smile at the end of the ride!

Similar Trail: 9 mile

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Granny Gear

July 31, 2011
JMULLEN16 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Trail is a challange, rocks everywhere some

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Gramcounter

March 26, 2010
Roxy&Yeti Gramcounter  
 
Review: Have had the experience of passing several mountain bikers stalled with mechanicals in the past. This set of trails will chew you and your bike up. T-E-C-H-N-I-C-A-L. The more difficult craggy sections will have you feeling like a BEAST if you ride with commitment. Expect to fall. The rocks are SHARP so bring lots of bandages. I've ridden some tough trails and although there's little elevation at this place, it's a great set of trails to beef up your riding skills in a really compact area. People have ranked this as intermediate but I sure wouldn't take anyone but a seasoned pro on some of those really gnarly inner tracks. We have two boys, 14 and 16 who have both been riding since they were 3, and they'll tackle just about anything. This trail had them crying like sissies.

Similar Trail: Ho Chi Minh or Flowers at 9 Mile

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Bunny Hop

December 24, 2009
 
Review: Good trail, worth the ride especially if you are with in a day trip distance, but there are other trails in the region so you could make it part of a weekend package or if you just want to make it a one day ride during the weekend kind of thing. Some decent technical work on it- you wouldn't want to make it your first bike trip of the season if you don't stay in cycling shape all winter. If you ride it hard it will keep you hard.

* Review edited 12/23/2009

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Bunny Hop

August 30, 2009
simmons15 Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Make sure to check out the Over Lode Trail on the east side of the park. SWEET RIDE AND FAST!!!

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Bunny Hop

June 15, 2009
simmons15 Bunny Hop  
 
Review: This trail is a favorite of mine. WORBA has added several new trails and they are all just as technical and tough as the originals. The creek bottoms are extremely rocky and I have dumped the bike numerous times if I don't have enough speed going into it. Awesome trails!

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Granny Gear

September 28, 2008
akutny Granny Gear  
 
Review: Decent trail for both the moderately experienced and for the novice as there are two distinct sets of trails you can ride. One is the basic "I just cut the grass" fast trail with lots of elevation and speed and the other is the WORBA singletrack with good roots, lots of rough rocks, stream crossings (although it was bone dry this week), and enough elevation to make your muscles sore but not enough to make the determined MTB walk. Worth the trip from southern Wisconsin but keep in mind there is a $4 daily trail pass fee and a $7 in state, $10 out-of-state park pass fee.

Similar Trail: This is my first Wisconsin trail but I'd really recommend riding in NC - more variety, numbers and FREE.

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Blue Mound State Park MTB Trail 3.91 out of 5 based on 11 ratings. 11 user reviews.
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