Petrifying Springs

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.86 out of 5
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Intermediate
15.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,200 ft
↓ 1,700 ft
708
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
Trails are everywhere! There is a nice single track down hill with berms, bridges and jumps just north of hwy A that starts near the golf course entrance but on the opposite side of the road. Also there's a long trail that's extreme going from the south edge of the golf course all the way to the entrance of the golf course on "A". You can start from either side I would suggest near the golf course entrance ad follow it back to find the other end, It will be backwards but it's difficult to find the start otherwise. The trails are not packed at all. you might also want to find a local to help you find all the trails to get your best riding experience!
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Does it cost to ride and park at the trail? -Jeff Barber

A: No. It's all free

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Epic


July 27, 2018
 
Review: Overall the trails were just average Wisconsin riding. That said, there were two short sections that made the whole trip entirely worth it. If you cross the road to the park, you'll get to one of them. A flowy downhill run along the side of a steep drop towards the creek below, this segment will push your bike handling skills to your limit as obstacles seemingly come out of nowhere at high speed. The other great section was a trail running from the top of the hill up and over a few small ridges to the area below. It was just a very satisfying track with some boostable roots and nice armored sections.

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Granny Gear

June 12, 2018
 
Review: Notice to the users of the trails on the UW-Parkside property, which is adjacent to Petrifying Springs Park: Campus lands are governed by state statute Chapter 18 Conduct on University Lands http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/admin_code/uws/18.pdf The campus grounds are natural and scientific area. Altering the landscape, and the building of structures is prohibited. Bicycle riding is prohibited on university lands when and where the intent is to perform tricks or stunts and those tricks or stunts may result in injury to any person or cause damage to property. Thank you for your cooperation on the matter (2018_06_12).

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Gramcounter

August 28, 2017
KM332 Gramcounter  
 
Review: Excellent park to ride. I was really impressed with these trails. The whole park can easily be hit in about 2 maybe 3 hours. Tons of elevation gain ranging from shallow slow inclines to straight down drops, off the ridge that encompasses the park. The ridgeline has several different routes going up and down. I could have spent a few hours in this section alone. We rode the afternoon after a morning rain. Some of the trails down by the creek were too muddy to pass, although most were dry and easily accessible after the morning showers. We had a good rain that morning so I was shocked when we arrived to find the trails still operable. Don't let showers scare you away from riding here, this place seems to drain well and dry out quickly.

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Granny Gear

August 21, 2017
Rhythmark Granny Gear  
 
Review: These trails are not established,but have existed for 20 years here. Mainly hard single track,Miles of trails un marked. The park system doesn't recognize these trails and are not established {no signage, or maintenance . All maintenance is done by local hikers and bikers, Note - you will get fined if caught manipulating the forest- Un experienced mtbs, will find these very difficult, if you are expeirenced, its a real joy and will test your skills!! Single track, jumps, drops, fallen trees, rivers , Hills..etc. all the trails loop back to the parking areas.. year round -Tuesday nights- around 7pm-= night rides can rage from a few people to 30... good way to meet other riders and learn the trails. Parking off of JR. by Water spring//summer beer garden. I give it a 5 based on these are great training grounds, if you can ride here you can pretty much ride anywhere.

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Granny Gear

June 3, 2017
 
Review: I enjoy the trails. Fun for everyone. Great place to learn and keep up on skills too.

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Bunny Hop

May 14, 2017
 
Review: No signs, very confusing, but the dirt is fast and tacky. If your close , this trail is cool. But I wouldn't travel for this one. It's more of a hiking trail that you can bike on.

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Granny Gear

September 14, 2016
 
Review: There are enjoyable bits to this trail however there is absolutely no signage to indicate where the trails are and how difficult the sections are. I would definitely recommend going with someone who knows the trails for your first couple of visits because they can point out all the good spots and you won't have to wonder around aimlessly like I did. There are a couple of jumps and raised bridges that are quite fun and overall the trails are good with the only downsides being poor maintenance in places and the lacking of signs or maps.

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Gramcounter

July 16, 2016
DJHorne Gramcounter  
 
Review: Awesome, flowing, single track with a number of small wooden bridges and some small hills races along Petrifying Spring creek/river through UW Parkside. Many different tracks to ride, so you won't get bored!

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Gramcounter


March 13, 2016
 
Review: I was pleasantly surprised to find the mtb trails at Pets when I moved back to the area after 20 years of living in Colorado. When I first heard about them I didn't really expect much, but after riding a bunch of the trails I was able to find I'd have to say they are pretty good for the area. I was surprised at some of the technical sections, and hill climbs, or steep drops. There are actually some areas which are pretty damned hard considering it is a pretty flat part of the state.

It seems like if some reviewers think it is too boring or tame they must be staying in the wide hiking paths and not exploring the hillsides.

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Granny Gear

February 11, 2016
BoTaylor Granny Gear  
 
Review: I love these trails, my first time mountain biking was on these trails! I ride them year round and they are awesome they lack upkeep at times but to my knowledge riders are the only people that take care of the trails. I'm confused on several of the other reviews left such as the fine? I know officers that ride the trails too don't listen to that nonsense and ride on.

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Petrifying Springs MTB Trail 3.86 out of 5 based on 22 ratings. 22 user reviews.
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