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Level: Intermediate
Length: 13 mi (20.9 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +1,360/1 ft
Total: 73 riders
 

Mountain Biking Standing Rocks

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#79 of 382 mountain bike trails in Wisconsin
#3152 in the world

Mountain bike trails are open daily from May 1 to November 16. Trails are closed to bikes starting on November 17 through April. Trails are also closed to bikes anytime excessively wet conditions exist during the bike season. Approximately, 15 km (10 mi) of xc ski trail are open for biking. Beginning in 2003, P.A.S.T.A. (Point Area Single Track Association) has added over 13 miles of single track of various skill levels. There are plenty of climbs, roots, and rocks that wind throughout the wooded park. Mountain bikes must stay on designated trails at all times. All single track is signed and one way only. Trails are very well marked. There is a $3 trail use fee, or $20 for the season.

First added by katahdin on May 11, 2020. Last updated May 11, 2020. → add an update
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Head east on Hwy 10 out of Stevens Point. Turn south on Hwy J for five miles. Turn left (east) on Hwy B for about 1 mile, turn south on Custer Road for a little over a mile. Turn left again (east) on Standing Rocks Road. In about 1 mile looking for parking for mountain bike trails (well marked) on the left.
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  • Chris Chambers   ✓ supporter
    *****

    The new blue machine built flow trail here is fun and fast with ride arounds on most features and jumps. The original trails there are also fun single track good overall mileage for me !

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  • ptktechnician
    *****

    I live in Stevens Point and i visit these trails quite often. perhaps once or twice a week and these trails are very flowy, if you're good at riding technical, flat, single track. there are a lot of short burst climbs throughout the trails and it makes them quite snappy if you can maneuver you bike efficiently. biking here is all about being efficient. If you want to build up endurance and your ability to ride over rocks and roots, come here and ride the back half of the trails. the front half is the easier portion and is great for beginners. some of the trails can be ridden without brakes because they flow so well. I love it here.

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  • tomorrowclear
    ****

    The low ratings for this area are jokes. I suspect they originate mostly from the fact that Standing Rocks is more technical than most of the places here. I would argue that, mile-for-mile, it's more technical than Nine Mile. There are a ton of roots and many rock gardens, living up to its name. Another nice feature is that these are one-way trails and numbered, so it's hard for even a first-time rider here to get turned around. There have been times in the past where there's been discussion among the traibuilders whether the trail should be tamed a bit more. I hope not. If you're looking for something a little less technical nearby, Hartman Creek is a great option.

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  • andrewhanneman13
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    This trail system is the opposite of flowy. If that's your kind of thing I'd definitely stay away, but if you're into technical riding this is the place to go. There aren't really man-made features, most of the trail is natural. There are lots of roots and rocks, especially on the black diamond trails, trail 13 and the optional part of trail 10. some of the climbs can be unforgiving and really leave you needing to catch your breath. There are a few short fun decent, but expect mostly up and down riding. Personally I normally park on tower road and do trails 6-14 since trails 1-5 have some particularly brutal climbs. I've been riding Standing Rocks for about 3 years due to proximity. This system can be brutal at times, but if you like running over stuff and challenging climbs its the trail system for you.

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  • Cyclosaur
    ***

    Its not a bad trail... Its not terribly exciting either, just a lot of work and no reward. Its really hard to work up any speed. Feels like 10lbs of s**t in a 5lb bag. There is some new trails being built and reworked. The new trail section is fast and fun, while still being technical. I hope the rest of the system follows suit. Oh! hit those huge ski hills on your way back to the car, those are great, lots of speed to put a grin on your face after grunting thru the slow singletrack.

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  • Tommy Boy
    ****

    I've now been to Standing Rocks 4 times and am now comfortable without a map in my pocket. I like the trails here because they are quiet and when I ride early, I hardly ever run into anyone else except in the parking lot. Blue trails have a good flow and get more difficult, similar to Hartman Creek. Red trails I liked the most. More difficult and more technical, similar to 9 mile. Black trails were difficult for the tires I have on my bike. Lots of sliding on big tree roots and the uphill rock gardens were more difficult than I had remembered. Similar to Ho che min and white knuckle at 9 mile. I'll definitely go back.

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  • Chris Daniels
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    Best thing about this trail is you can show up your first time and not even worry about where to go. Trails are one way, signage is a simple ascending numbered system and on trail more or less flows to the next with a handful of XC ski trail connectors. The terrain is a nice variation from one trail to the next. You'll flow through the pines one minute and the next your hammering over Rock and root with a whole new set of trees. Great little trail.

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  • hollyanne99
    ****

    Loved the flowy beginning of this ride and then entered quite a few miles of roots & rocks making for a ride that borders on fun & too much jostling. My legs felt more beat up at this distance (1 loop is 13.6 mi) than the same mileage on other trails. These were well marked as it was my first time and easy to continue riding fast through each intersection. I would definitely ride here again if in the area, as it helped tune my technical skills!

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  • tonyfoto08
    ****

    This is my local trail I ride on the weekly. It's perfect for a quick ride if you only have time for a few trails during the day, or if you want to bomb through the whole thing. Make sure to keep to the the left on trail 10a if you like to play on rocks otherwise stick to the shortcuts on the right for the smooth route. 11a is my personal favorite. It's mostly a down grade through the whole trail with some fun jumps if you're watching for them. Traffic is pretty low and you'll find you have the trails to yourself on most days. The parks dept are kind of Nazis about rain. If a thunderstorm rolls through plan to call and check if it's open before going 2-3 days after.

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  • ScorpionHimself
    ****

    Similar to 9 Mile, but many more consistent hills and better and longer flow on the trails. Trails only go in one direction, but one can jump trails or head to new ones using ski trails. As expected being in central sands country, be alert for patches of loose sand or gravel on some of the switchbacks.

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  • dgw2jr
    *****

    We drove up for Nine Mile but Standing Rocks was the highlight of the trip. Lots of flow! The climbs and descents make sense here and allow you to carry speed with some cleverly placed boulders that you can use for ramps. Not near as many mosquitoes as there is at Nine Mile.

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  • kkrause111
    *****

    Great single track courses that wind through the woods. It is more smooth and flowy than other trails and it is easy to take short cuts if you get tired. If you do all of the single track, it is around 20 miles of trail.

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  • Paul_Leverich
    *****

    Great singletrack system that is well marked. The end of each trail leads you to the next. If you want some pedal bashing, chain slapping fun this is the place. Tight turns, rocks, and roots. If you have the death before dabbing mantra this place will test you.

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  • JMULLEN16
    *****

    Trail is great, all around fun to ride. Trail is open* Review edited 8/24/2011

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  • Gike
    ***

    mtn bkr said it best. This is a nice facility. Lots to do besides bike. road riding. disc golf. ski hill. swimming. Something for everyone.

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  • MtnBker26
    *****

    It was a well marked trail. Lots of technical areas with roots and rocks that will clench your desire to keep coming back for more. Its a great great trail for a beginner like myself and technical enough for expierence riders to have fun too

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