Levis Mounds

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19
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↑ 3,200 ft
↓ 3,000 ft
700
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IMBA epic ride. Many trails to choose from. Goat dance, cliff**er, switchback, and toad road are all good. Easier singletrack around base of mounds and moderate to very difficult up and down the mounds. Rocks, sand, and roots will challenge any rider on the climbs. There is also a trailhead building with bathrooms and maps of all the trails. NASTI has done a great job marking trails and I hear there are new ones in the works. Bottom line: You won't be disapointed.
added by tjkapankeBunny Hop October 26, 2006
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: What are trail conditions in September ? -Herchis27

A: Absolutely amazing. Went right after Labor Day 2 years ago and there was maybe one other group plus a few hikers all day.

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West Levis Xc Trail
Root Route
Sidewinder
East Levis Xc Trail
Dump Singletrack
Jackrabbit Draw Xc Ski Trail
Bad Bear
Test Track
Pine Run
Levis Loppet
Trow Trail
Pile Driver
Oak Island
Flat Lander
Moundbounder
Koch's Cooker / Sardine Hill
Clarence / Top-of-the-mound Trails
Porky Point
Upper Glen
Lower Glen
Swamp Cut
Dead Turkey
Upper Hermosa
Lower Hermosa
Corkscrew
Northface
Cliffhanger
Switchback
Toad Road
Fox Hole Hill
Yellow Jacket
Buck Hill
Secret Trail
Goat Dance
Fisher Ave. / Rouse Rd. / Gorman Ave.
Atv Trail
Hermosa
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Reviews (42)
 

Granny Gear

July 23, 2015
 
Review: I spent couple days riding around on all the trails and repeating most. Lots of rocks, roots and sand. Climbs were not to intense but plenty of up and down. Signage and maps were well posted through out the trail system. Had something for any level of rider. Flat wide trails, single track narrow on hill sides. I had a blast, not much there for any jumping. I put around 30 miles in 2 days. Well worth the drive there (3 hours for me). Only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is i didn't care for the sand in my drive components and if you don't have a WI trail pass it will cost you $5 a day. If you go make sure you go to the northern part of the trail system too. Excellent views, good climbs and a couple of down hills. Will go back someday.

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Granny Gear


June 19, 2015
BB1963 Granny Gear  
 
Review: This is a challenging and well managed trail system that has a little bit for everyone . There is a fun little obstacle course with bridges and teeter-totters near the trail head, and plenty of easy to intermediate single tracks through the hilly forests surrounding the mounds. For the rider who wants a better challenge, there are some very technical cliff hangers complete with narrow bridges across gaps in the limestone cliffs, steep rocky climbs, and fast descents. The trails are very clearly marked and allow two way travel through most of the system, with one trail that is single direction only. As an intermediate rider, I was able to make it through nearly all of the trails without having to walk the bike, but I did end up getting out of the saddle for a few of the hairiest spots. I brought a full suspension mountain bike as well as a fat bike , and had a lot of fun on both. The area also attracts a lot of ATV riders for those of you who might like to give that a try, and there are some very nice campgrounds and lakes if you want to dip a few few worms after your ride.

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Poseur

February 8, 2015
 
Review: The best trail in Wisconsin I have rode so far. It has something for everyone including true advanced areas.

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Gnarly


December 15, 2014
 
Review: Very fun trail. Probably the most climbing you'll do in WI which isn't saying much, but that just means there is something to enjoy on the way back down. The flow is nice and they've done a good job maintaining it while adding some man-made stuff along the way. Atop the mounds, there are some great views of the surrounding. Singletracks listed this as the best trail in WI and I agree. It is a bit of a stretch for IMBA to label it as epic, but for some it might be.

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Trailblazer


October 19, 2014
 
Review: Blazing fun between upper Hemrosa, cliffhanger, switchback, goat dance, and sidewinder a great trail. If your looking for an easier ride try dead turkey or lower glen. just an outstanding trail. definitely worth an 100 mile detour.

Similar Trail: None like it

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Granny Gear

October 8, 2014
 
Review: Meh. These trails are overrated. I rode them 15 years ago and thought that, but reading good reviews for so long convinced me that I was wrong, so I went back a couple weeks ago.

Hope you like sand, cuz there's a ton. Only a couple big patches, but it's the little patches that were maddening - every time I got the chance to carry a little speed, I'd hit a little patch that was just big enough to steer me right off the edge of the trail.

Things I liked - the firmer ground around the base of the mounds, Goat Dance (a quiet lollipop that you have to ride a few miles to get to), and the exposure on Sidewinder.

I'm in the Milwaukee area, so I'd rather just ride John Muir, several loops at Minooka, or head to Nine Mile if I was forced to drive a few hours.

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Gnarly


September 22, 2014
gregval Gnarly  
 
Review: Wife and I finally got a chance to stop by, after visiting family in Milwaukee.
Road most of the IMBA Epic loop. Wow, great ride. From slightly rooty, flowy trails at the base, to challenging climbs and descents up/down the mounds, this really is an epic location. (We have ridden all over the west; IA, SD, TX, OR, AZ, NM, MT, CA, WA, live in CO.) This is as good as any of the 50 locations we've ridden. Great maps, trails very well marked.
Even met the guy who has planned/built most of the trails over the last 25 years; and he is still riding them. (I would guess he's about 50 yo.)
SO, if you get a chance to stop by, make sure to do that, and spend at least 3 hours riding. You could easily enjoy for a few days.

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Bunny Hop

August 6, 2014
 
Review: Rode these trails on my drive from Colorado to Copper Harbor, MI and glad I stopped by.

Trails are really fun with just enough technical to keep me interested. Some sandy spots but nothing un-ridable. Even some reasonable climbing (which I did not expect to find in Wisconsin). When I was there there were quite a few bugs so bring your bug spray. Was planning on camping there ($13/night), but the bugs convinced me to stay in a hotel for the night.

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Bunny Hop

July 1, 2014
JayReav1 Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Fun trail, alot of hills for central Wisconsin

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Bunny Hop

July 1, 2014
JayReav1 Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Fun trail, alot of hills for central Wisconsin

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Levis Mounds MTB Trail 4.38 out of 5 based on 42 ratings. 42 user reviews.
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