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Kickapoo Valley Reserve Mt Bike Trails

Average Rating:    (3.63 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 8

Mostly tractor trail double track cut through the rolling hills. all up and down with a bit of everything. big climbs and great descents.
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Latitude
43.63980217371652
Longitude
-90.60338973999023
Trail Directions
From downtown Ontario, go to Wildcat mountain state park and pick up a mt bike trail map.
Trail Length
15+ miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Fire Roads
City/County
Ontario / La Farge
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Review Date
November 22, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: TDSMW ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
The Kickapoo Valley Reserve is an amazing area that lends itself to extrodinary outdoors experience. Due largely in part to Mother Natures fury and recent flood events, there is an entirely new section of shared use trail being built on this property. Spring of 2009 is the projected open date. There will be interesting and unique features for both bikes and equestrians. The trail is designed and built to the highest standards in sustainability, however as all of us know, no trail is sustainable if used in wet weather. Lean on your peers to ensure no one uses any trail in wet weather. This will benefit everyone in the long run.
I encourage you to contact me directly if you have any questions regarding this new segment of trail.
jackie@traildesign.com

Recommended Route:
Newly constructed trail located between Dutch Hollow to the south and Hay Valley Road to the north. Remember please wait until the trail is officially open. Projected open date Spring 2009. Check Kickapoo Valley Reserve website for the most updated trail information.



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Review Date
July 6, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: chefZ ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Just took this trail last weekend and had to contend with washouts and copious amounts of sand on the riverbottom. Due to the fact that most of the trail is double tracked, it can be very fast. VERY FAST PLUS BIG WASHOUTS MEANS BEING EJECTED OVER THE HANDLEBARS! There is evidence of a lot of recent repairs after the flooding in SW Wisconsin, making this trail more enjoyable. I would suggest starting outside of La Farge and biking towards Rockton. Be careful where the trail connects with county P by Blackhawk Rock- logs were placed in the trail as water diversions and have become very difficult to ascend. The trail has become a bit more technical with the washouts and should prove to challenge almost any level or rider. Try it out!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Single track in Sidie Hollow, HPT in La Crossse, Perot State Park



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Review Date
October 14, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: ~martini~ ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Due to recent events here in this south west wisconsin reverve, mountain bikes are now considered to be legal users of all trails in the Kickapoo Valley Reserve. This is a VERY good thing.

These trails are the best trails that no one, but NO ONE, is riding or knows about. All of the single track(about 18 miles of it all told) is what once was Horse trail only. After a recent conversation with the land manager out there though, they want to open the trails up to multiple use.

Recommended Route:
Start in Rockton at the Rockton Bar. Go across a bride over the Kickapoo river and find the trail head snaking off into the woods up the hill side. Follow this to Hungry Horse Hollow and cross county P and follow the trail back west to Hwy 131. Along both of these sections you'll find expansive views(do a Picture search, I'll have photos of these trails up soon), and sweet, sweet sections trail. Ride when its dry of course. If its been wet, there are chances that the horses have been on it and ripped the trail up a bit. At Hwy 131, turn south and head back to Rockton. Here you can pick up another 6 miles of trail if you take a right at the intersection with Couny P. This trail will take you back north for a ways on single track(Watch out for roots on this one), and bring you back to Hwy 131 via an old farm access road. Take a right and head south to Rockton again. Hwy 131 has nice wide shoulders marked as a bike Route! These trails are amazingly fun!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Ash Creek near Richland Center, Human Power Trails in LaCross, Levis/Trow Mound, Blue Mounds.

Soon to be under construction, Duck Egg County park 7 miles Northwest of Viroqua.



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Review Date
September 22, 2004

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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3.67 of 5, 3.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Schmuck ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Rode this trail once, and most likely never again. It's one of the most beautiful areas in Wisconsin and the trails are in a great location and offer a lot of hill climbs. But due to the arch nemisis of mountain bikes, that being the horse, these trails are in horrible shape. It felt like riding a plowed field with a splash of horse manure just to add to the expierence. We rode it for about 5 miles, and could not take it anymore. We took to the highway for the rest of the way. The highway is perhaps the best strech of paved road to ride a bike. Highly recommend it on a road bike. But skip the mounatain bike trails for sure. It's too bad because this could be one of the best trails in Wisconsin if it weren't for those oversized rodents they call horses!

Recommended Route:
Hwy 131 along the Kickapoo river on a road bike.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Levis Trow/Mound, Neilsville WI



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Review Date
February 14, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Technically Singletrack ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Maybe you caught a bad time. There is a lot of horse traffic and if you catch it after a rain or something it can get nasty but if you get it in good weather there are great fire roads with large climbs and descents 300-400 ft. Also the raods were recently repaved in the area with nice bike lanes so you can get some great road biking in too.



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