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Level: Intermediate
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +298/296 ft
Total: 67 riders
 

Mountain Biking Quarry Ridge Park

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#13 of 381 mountain bike trails in Wisconsin
#316 in the world

Quarry ridge is on a small area about .75 mile by 500 yards. There's a 4 major trails running length wise, (Lake side, Dizzy, Bottoms Up, and Rewind.) Plus Sandy Climb at the NE end conecting all 4and low to high. Runing cross wise (and therefor top to bottom) there are several expert/DH trails. (Three Sisters, Tunnel, and Sandy bowl.)

Before you go
  • Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • Restrooms 
Getting there
Us 18/151 to Fitchburg to
McKee Rd (SW of Madison 1.5 miles from 12 free way) Go W then S on Fitchrona rd. (B4 supper Target) Keep going pst under pass to parking on Left. trail starts in woods South of the field and lake. There's a track S from parking, down the blvd, leading in. Or follow the paved path to the gravel road past the lake to start Sandy Climb.
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Fitchburg, Wisconsin

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Intermediate | 2 mi
Easiest | 48 mi
| 1.9 mi

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A: Yes, it's free.

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A: Pretty quick for most trails...trail conditions are updated frequently here: http://www.madcitydirt.com/index.php?action=trailconditions

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  • stumpyfsr
    *****

    This trail is small yet very fun to ride. Even climbing feel easy. Signs on every intersection, impossible to get lost. Gotta check it out if in the area

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  • Renaeslatky
    *****

    Really fun. Trails for all levels. Some really gnarly drops and technical loops, some fast flowy loops with banked corners, a mellow lake-view loop, plus a bunch of wood features to dork around on. Something for everyone, from the kids to the experts. Awesome trails, great signage and well-maintained.

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  • Collin Buth
    *****

    I give this spot a 5 because it is very untypical for Wi. it does have some fun and challenging XC trails but what sets it apart are its gnarly downhill line. multiple short but technical DH runs. very fun.

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  • Matthew Bonner
    *****

    This trail is an awesome change of pace from the typical XC Wisconsin riding. Beware, as it is technical. To make sure you're safe, the builders put a skill filter at each of the trailheads. Next to the feature there is a sign that says if you can't complete this feature, you will not be able to ride the trail. This virtually eliminates any fear of getting hurt and makes the whole experience more enjoyable. The trails themselves are excellently maintained and a blast to ride. Berms, jumps, and a host of other features make you feel like you are shredding Whistler or Park City. My favorite trail there, Sandy Bowl, is a giant sandy slickrock section with a number of trails running off of it. The nearly infinite number of lines makes any rider feel like they are a kid in a candy shop. The only downside is that there are only a few miles of trails. That said, they are very fun to re-ride. This trail is a must do if you are anywhere in the vicinity.

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  • dmoser30
    *****

    Very nice trail system. Seems to be getting added to and the flow is great, all the berms are fun with the jumps here and there. The drop in bridge os pretty thrilling if your coming in from the ridge, take your time getting used to due to the rock drops and technical skill with handling some areas. Lots of fun!

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  • Dennis Boettjer
    ****

    overall good riding. large rock in some parts, other parts small bumpy rocks. one large jump, a few other obstacles too
    video here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-GDhFjbKnc

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  • Tyler Courtney
    ****

    Quarry Ridge is a fantastic array of single tracks. Quarry Ridge is technical, both with up hills and down hills. The fun thing about this place is there are so many "hidden trails" that everytime I visit I find a new little route or line I can try.

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  • mjamesreuter
    *****

    Good local park. Really fun to ride out to Quarry Ridge from Madison if you are looking for a bit of a longer ride. Hit the new Seminole Highway trails along the way and if it's at a non busy hour ride the singletrack along side the Southwest Commuter trail. This cool little system has been expanding with new routes to the top and more flow happening on the way down. One nice sandy climb to clear that can get pretty techy and some fun flowing downhills along with a fun sandbowl that has some good lines. Pretty dynamic trail considering its location and size.

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  • Hap Proctor
    ****

    Big tip of the hat to the folks that developed these trails with such limited space. A couple of short loops with trails diverging off the upper ridge like ribs for several short downhill rides. A decent climb and a few wooden features; all in all quite a bit of fun in a small area. Bathroom facilities onsite.

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  • diesel_DG_stompz
    ****

    Surprising amount of trail and trail variety at this small park. I visited Quarry Ridge from my homestate of CO without huge expectations. Once I got started, I decided to try and do as many of the available loops at least Two Times. I would call this ride a complex little knuckle of intersecting loops. The beginner rated trails can be fun for all levels (intermediate and above just pushing to do it a little faster). Dizzy is named what it is for a reason. These are all fairly short sections with different options at each intersection to climb up again or continue back to the trailhead. I looped around quite a bit, trying the different climbs and downhills. Each has their own kind of fun, whether fast, smooth and flowy, or technical, with features or even open, craggy sandstone, pick-your-own line. I was able to spend about an hour and half before feeling I'd done it all. A great visit. Not certain that this trail would warrant frequent returns from someone above beginner level, but definitely worth experiencing.
    Thank you SingleTracks.com for introducing this to me.

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  • Mer
    *****

    Very nice trail and a lot of fun for a newb. The climb around the left side is a killer and I had to dismount but it was a great workout with a mix of hills, some small jumps and twist sections.

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