Level: Advanced
Length: 0.6 mi (1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Connector
Elevation: +0/ -42 ft
Total: 5 riders

Mountain Biking Dark Side

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#100 of 388 mountain bike trails in Wisconsin
#4,574 in the world

Recently redone in 2018, Dark Side is now hot slice of gravity-fed flow trail. Expect berms, jumps, and buffed out machine-built tread. Just don't get too rowdy!

First added by Greg Heil on Aug 6, 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 I-90 take exit 5. Go south into LaCrosse. Stay on that road, it turns into Losey blvd. Go about 4 miles to Main st. Take a left on Main and go straight up the bluff. Main turns into Bliss Rd. Go all the way to top of hill and make left on county rd. FA. Go one mile and park in gravel lot next to weather station.
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Elliott Holt (on Aug 3, 2019)
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Good (on Aug 3, 2019)
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  • Jared13   ✓ supporter

    Rockier than Skeeter / Abyss / French Connection / Bob Trail section of HPT. Ob-1 has quite a few switchbacks with rocks and one hairy (AWESOME) downhill section with large, flat rocks. Log obstacles and rock obstacles also. They usually have routes around them. Dark Side has quite a few switchbacks also and a few larger log piles. Unfortunately, Pud-N is no longer used.

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  • Greg Heil   ✓ supporter

    Definitely at least a single black diamond rating, if not almost a double in places. This is a super fun, technical trail that has been really well designed. Awesome mountain biking!

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