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Level: Beginner
Length: 16 mi (25.7 km)
Surface: Doubletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +107/71 ft
Total: 13 riders
 

Mountain Biking Anvil Trails

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#174 of 382 mountain bike trails in Wisconsin
#9,957 in the world

Desolate, rugged, and enclosed by pines on all sides; and in this case enclosed by water. Paths cover a wide variety of surfaces, from wide doubletrack paths on the West and North trails, to narrow cross-country ski paths on the Ninemile and Lake trails, to rough and challenging singletrack on Devil’s Run.

First added by ninseinightgrl on May 10, 2010. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From Eagle River, take State Highway 70 east for 9 miles to Parking Lot #1 on right (south), which can accommodate 20 vehicles. Or take State Highway 70 east 8 miles to Military Road (FR 2178), and turn right (south) to Parking Lot #2 on the left (east), which can accommodate 12 vehicles.
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  • hollyanne99
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    Boring, doubletrack trails. There is some climbing involved. Nothing technical about it and no singletrack. It's a way to avoid riding on the road.

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  • dbltap22
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    This was a fun flowing trail. The easy and easyist are double tracks. Well groomed. There are two tough climbs right out of the gate. Likely we took the wrong starting point. But fun as heck. Its a beginner in terms of obstacles. But intermediate in terms of hills. You can get some cardio and bomb the hills.

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  • dbltap22
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    Fun trail. I did the intermediate and easy. It's a fun trail. I never saw pavement. Double track on the easy. A bunch off uphills. But you also get downhills. Good cardio. And you can crash it.

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  • esams
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    These trails are definitely not single track. They remind me of wide logging trails. I was very disappointed.

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  • [email protected]
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    Cool area surrounded by trees. The ratings are not to correct; I think they are rated for xc ski. At best the hardest is intermediate. Still has fun. We connected the system to the east as well. That was more fun.

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  • Kevin Statz
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    Rode the Anvil trails - they are not very technical, the easy and intermediate trails were completely challenge free. The advanced trail (Devil's Run) was very challenging - the climbs are super steep and the downhills very fast. These trails had not enough difference between the easy and intermediate- the advanced trail was fun and very challenging. A few log piles or something to spice up the intermediate trails would be good. Glad we got to ride them.

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  • djzaber
    *****

    Excellent trail in old growth forest remnant with rare wildlife, single track fun, some technicalities and connections to the poorly maintained USFS trails just to the south. A very worthwhile place to spend half a day then go north to Anvil Lake for a swim.

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