Length: 40 mi (64.4 km)
Surface: Doubletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +102/168 ft
Total: 5 riders

Mountain Biking Military Ridge State Trail

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#275 of 381 mountain bike trails in Wisconsin
#12382 in the world

Military Ridge State Trail is a 40 mile "rail trail" from Dodgeville to Verona. It's a "rail trail" because although it rides like one, the grade was not built for the railroads. Instead, the grade is the remains of a pre-Civil War military route across Western Wisconsin. Besides the awesome history, this trail provides great access to some of the Driftless Zone's (a hilly area oddly not plowed over by the glaciers) best state parks (like Blue Mound State Park, which has a great MTB trail system) without actually having to pedal over the hills of the Driftless Zone. Beautiful farmland will also accompany you along the way. Lastly, the trail gradually descends from Dodgeville, so if you want a little extra help from gravity, it won't be hard to find.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
From the middle of Dodgeville, take Bequette Street north. The trail is right across the street from Subway after King Street.
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