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Level: Advanced
Length: 25 mi (40.2 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +962/ -920 ft
Total: 234 riders

Mountain Biking Levis Mounds

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#1 of 387 mountain bike trails in Wisconsin
#59 in the world

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.

First added by tjkapanke on Oct 26, 2006. Last updated May 11, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: yes
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: yes
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: yes
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Getting there
From Black River Falls, go north on hwy 12/27 for 10 miles to Merrillan. Take a right on hwy 95. Go about 7 or 8 miles to fisher rd, turn left or north. (Where couny hwy J goes south to Hatfield, Fisher rd goes north) Go north on Fisher rd for about one mile. Trail center is first dirt/gravel rd on left. Look for brown sign.
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Rider questions

Q: Ok going to try again this weekend, April 27th- 29th, coming down from UP of MI. what conditions might we expect?
A: It's likely going to be muddy this weekend. We've had some heavy rains the last three days. Wakefield doesn't close due to wet conditions, but riding wet trails is strongly discouraged around here. Another nearby MTB park which does officially close for mud/snow/ice (Fountainhead) has a trail hotline. If they are closed, Wakefield is probably a mess too. Here is the number to call: 703-250-9124 Option 1.

Q: Looking to leave the snow in the UP of michigan and ride this trail system the weekend of April 6-8th. Is it open? and what conditions might we expect?
A: Their FB page says they're opening this weekend starting May 5th. (2018)

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  • Eric Matzdorf

    Passing thru and thought I was going to miss out on getting to ride here due to a good rain the night before. Turns out these trails are perfect after rain.
    The soil has a good amount of sand so they were great. In fact I did not encounter any mud the entire ride. There are a lot of exposed roots throughout, so be careful when wet. The whole network is worth hitting if you have the time.
    The new facilities are nice, bring quarters for the shower. There is camping right there too. The in road and parking area is good for larger RV

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  • stumpyfsr   ✓ supporter
    Reviewing Select Cut:

    This is a great trail as the rest of Levis Mound system. Could be wet sometimes. Twisty, no elevation change and fun.

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  • Bubblehead10MM   ✓ supporter
    Reviewing Goat Dance:

    Still a must ride as a part of the legacy IMBA Epic ride. This is the farthest back, and perhaps least maintianed part of the system, and is still a great ride with the "fun" of some lungbuster climbs. Watch out for sand pits in a few corners.

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  • Bubblehead10MM   ✓ supporter

    Levis is a wonderful, iconic and historic MTB site, with loads of trail variety. There's beginer trails circleing the mounds and plenty of dificult trail up and downt he mounds. Signage is good. I jus tlove every visit here. The only bummer is that there're a few sand traps, especially toward the back mound, like Goatdance and the Hermosas. digging in like a pizza cutter sucks.

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  • J-Dogg   ✓ supporter

    Great fun. Well maintained and marked system. Love the exposed sections on Sidewinder. New RR building includes coin op showers.

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  • Chris Chambers   ✓ supporter

    These trails are a blast!
    The trail head building burnt down this summer and is in the process of being rebuilt. There is porta potties there for now .. There are many trails and map plaques around to help get you around. There are no difficulty markings, so ride aware up on top of the mounds and don't be afraid to walk it. Very beautiful views! the trails are technical towards the top with lots of rocks and roots. There are some wooden features and bridges that are fun!

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  • Michelle Nelson

    It was a fun place to ride. The trails are well marked, but level of difficulty is not listed on the map. There is a day price of $8/ day or a yearly fee. I will definitely be going back.

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  • the_salaminzer

    Plenty of miles for a good XC ride. A couple difficult trails to test your skills. Camping right in the parking lot. A fun place for a weekend if you're into XC.

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  • Kelsey Walsh

    Best trail system in Wisconsin!!! Also the best old school singletrack system I've ever been to. Beautiful lookouts on Clarence that are hike-able or bike-able. The terrain is all sandstone, so you can ride almost everything - even in light rain. The trails have expert-level rocks, skinnies, berms, and bridges, but usually have a bail out to accomodate newer riders. Just a really wonderful trail system, with a truly amazing crew.

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  • Reet_TripOutside.com

    LOVED LOVED LOVED this trail. Not a lot of big climbs but lots of technical climb options and lots of flows trails as well

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  • campbikefishrepeat

    I was only there for a small while, but when I was it was amazing. its a great and challenging place to ride.

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  • Mtnbikr45

    Expansive trail with lots of cool views. Only downside is the amount of sand. Other than that, a fun and challenging ride.

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  • Cyclosaur

    My favorite trail so far. Trail can get a little hairy on the downhills, but I handled it just fine on my hardtail. Lots of good adrenaline on this trail, you'll feel very accomplished when done. The views from the top of the mounds are breathtaking. Beware of sand!

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  • jasfoto

    These are some serious old school trails. Fun but you have to earn them. Highly recommend wider tires and full suspension. Trails are very rooty and sandy. Wouldn't consider them to be very flowy at all. Once up on the mound the scenery is amazing and totally worth the trip from Minneapolis for the day. Trails don't seem to always match up with the maps posted along the trails. Might be out of date and need to be replaced. We got turned around a few times. All in all it was a fun trail system, but it did beat us up a bit. We will be back.

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  • brennanperuginiMTB

    These trails are legit, not so good for a family trip unless your hiking. This is a great trail for riders to gain bike control, endurance and many more aspects

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  • Damon White

    I was just looking at new or different trails to ride in Wisconsin and noticed that like 10 of the top trails in Wisconsin are really all here at Levis Mound. If the location says Neillsville, (sp.) then it's really Levis Mound. They are not separate trails. Upper Hermosa, North Face, Toad Road etc. are ALL part of Levis Mound. It's a great place to go mountain biking but Singletracks needs to know that what many are calling different trails are really all just part of the Levis network.

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  • stumpyfsr   ✓ supporter
    Reviewing Snodgrass:

    This is a short but fun trail, part of the network called Levis Mounds. Could be damp for a long time after heavy rain

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  • n25
    Reviewing Rgs Trail:

    Too easy to actually be very good

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  • Brendan Hobart

    This is my favorite trail in southern Wisconsin. There's plenty of mileage and range of difficulty to keep you having fun for a full weekend. I can't get enough of it. Personal favorite sections are upper and lower hermosa

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  • koreytm

    First time here and I was impressed! Lots of trail, good condition, flowed pretty well. Nice mix of technical, rocky, rooty sections and fast, smooth, fun sections. Fairly sandy, but not too bad. Can't wait to come back!

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