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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System Trails (44)
System Trails (44)
Snodgrass
The Rock Xc Ski Trail
Warm Up Xc Ski Trail
Lucy's Loop
Warm Up Singletrack
Rgs Trail
Select Cut
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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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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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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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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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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September 22, 2014
 
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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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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July 1, 2014
 
Review: Fun trail, alot of hills for central Wisconsin

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

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May 31, 2014
 
Review: What a fun trail. Great views, fun features, abundant wildlife. Really enjoyed riding around then up and down the mounds. Very challenging sections, yet ride-able. Very easy sections, yet scenic and enjoyable. I will be back every time I travel to Wisconsin.

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March 29, 2014
 
Review: I've ridden here a few times and have always had fun. The trails are all ST that meander through the forest and up and over the "mounds." They aren't overly challenging. Just your usual northwoods roots, rocks and assorted water hazards. I did get chased by a badger once so watch out for the wildlife.

Similar Trail: Rock Lake (WI), Kettle-Moraine (WI)

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Levis Mounds MTB Trail 4.38 out of 5 based on 40 ratings. 40 user reviews.
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