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Level: Easiest
Length: 18 mi (29 km)
Surface: Doubletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +134/130 ft
Total: 10 riders
 

Mountain Biking Bearskin State Trail

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#161 of 401 mountain bike trails in Wisconsin
#14,509 in the world

Level, compacted granite surface with abundant shade makes the trail a pleasant, easy ride through the north woods. You can find a few single tracks leading off the main trail closer to Blue Lake and the town of Minocqua. Bearskin trail is shared by joggers, walkers and cyclists of all types. In the winter it functions as snow mobile track. Excellent for getting distance in the safety of the woods with subtle rolling hills along the way. The farther south you ride, the more remote and quite the trail becomes.

First added by searsandrewj on Jul 11, 2015. Last updated Apr 23, 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
Both trailheads are near State Highway 51 and have parking available. The north trailhead is in the town of Minocqua and the south trailhead is near the intersection of County Highway K and Highway 51 in Oneida County. The South Blue Lake rest area is at the center of the trail and has water, rest rooms, picnic tables and grills.
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  • Spanky
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    This is in no way singletrack. It's gravel multi use trail for hikers and bikers in spring, fall, and summer and snowmobiles in winter. I could have taken my road bike on this its that smooth. I guess it has nice lake views and access to some restaurants if you ride far enough. Walkers don't care for bikers and have a hard time saying hi, and there is a trail fee. Also it doesn't have singletrack off of it, they are trails from peoples houses and cabins getting to the trail across private property.

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  • skclements
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    This is not a technical MTB trail, just a nice, wide, retired railroad track converted into multi-use trail. Smooth gravel the full 18 mile length with minimal intersections with roads which makes it great if you want to get some miles and pretty views. Quite peaceful and beautiful and more secluded as you rollout farther from Minocqua. I've spied a few trails that lead off from it, but haven't dipped in yet. Along the way you'll have access to eateries, bathrooms, and scenic rest spots for picnics etc.

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