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Level: Intermediate
Length: 3 mi (4.8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +559/ -565 ft
Total: 30 riders
 

Mountain Biking Sylvan Hill Bike Park

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#39 of 389 mountain bike trails in Wisconsin
#1,704 in the world

One of a kind all encompassing bike park at Sylvan Hill. Normally a tubing hill in the winter time is now a gravity oriented summer bike park built by Rock Solid Trail Contracting out of Copper Harbor, MI.

Trail layout is a 1.3 mile long outer loop, downhill w/ some XC flow at the bottom and return climb. Inside the main loop are three progressively harder downhill only runs ranging from .25 to .4 miles in length.

Sylvan's Run outer loop downhill is relatively tame in difficulty but has lots of rock options on the side to spice things up. Some nice flow along the lower hill with boardwalks and a view of Jim Moore Creek.

Intermediate downhill run, Bad Rabbit, has a series of tabletop jumps with bermed corners. Rollable for most but plenty of air can be had.

Advanced downhill run, Twisted Oak, has a 2-3' rock lip jump at the entry you must clear to ride. Tabletop's are much larger with raised lips that encourage you to go faster to clear them properly.

Expert downhill run, Fish Hook, has a 5-6' rock lip gap jump you must clear to enter the trail. All jumps require a lot more speed to clear.

At the top of the park is a large pump track and small skill area for added fun.

First added by mblock78 on Aug 28, 2017. Last updated May 11, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: yes
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Trailhead located at the north end of Coates Lane. From downtown Wausau take 6th street north to Hwy 52 east. Go to north 18th Street, turn left to curve to Sell St. then Coates Lane on the right. Drive to end of Coates Lane, parking on left or overflow in Wausau East high school ball field parking. 3138-3298 Coates Ln Wausau, WI 54403


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Q: Is this lift access?
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