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Levis Mound

Average Rating:    (4.7 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 53

Great single track, cliff hanging, hair raising stuff. Some steep hills. Sandy, rocky. Technical to easy riding. Something for everyone. Definitely worth a visit.
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Latitude
44.47862563645519
Longitude
-90.72269439697266
Trail Directions
Off State Highway "95" southwest of Neilsville and east of Merrilan. West Central Wisconsin.
Trail Length
20 miles
Trail Level
Unknown
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Neilsville
   


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Review Date
September 15, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Alyssum ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I am new and old to the sport. Started out many years ago and then dropped it to have children. I have now been riding lots since last spring. Went to Gnomefest and really enjoyed these trails. I liked that it had so many levels. As a female I can honestly say that any beginner can ride these trails. I was able to work up to some intermediate trails and tried my hand at a difficult trail called Sidewinder. The sand was a challenge, but over the weekend I was able to negotiate it better. The upper Hermosa had a great switchback section that was almost like a switchbacks put into a halfpipe. Way Fun. The trails had great flow and rewarded you with great downhills after tackling your climbs. I will be back!

Recommended Route:
I liked the swamp cut to yellow jecket, then take the upper hermosa to the lower hermosa back to swamp cut. It was a good introduction to the trail system. Not too hard but not beginner.



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Review Date
October 21, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: cdkrenz ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Long flowy trail in the flatlands leading to areas of semi intense climbs as the peaks near. The entire trail system can be ridden utilizing only singletrack. There are areas of singletrack for beginners to learn but the more advanced riders will have a field day. There are long climbs followed by long flowing fast downhills. Make sure you come ready to ride. This is no ride in the park.

Recommended Route:
From the East parking lot off of Fisher Avenue grab a trail map and follow along. Take Upper Glen to Lower Glen and connect with Swamp Cut. From there follow Yellow Jacket all the way to the top. Once your at the top head out on Sidewinder. You'll see Sidewinder is not a mapped trail. Follow Sidewinder all the way around the hillside until you get back to Upper Hermosa. Stay on that all the way down to Hermosa and then Lower Hermosa. When Lower Hermosa ends navigate to Dead Turkey. Stay on Dead Turkey until you reach Toad Road and get ready to climb. Follow Toad Road to the top. You'll know when you're there. While you're up there you may as well take in the entire trail system that's been built on top of this giant mound. Once you're done exploring at the top find a route that takes you down and head back to the parking lot where you'll have some good brew waiting. Believe me, you'll have earned it!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Standing Rocks outside of Stevens Point is about an hour and a half east and 9-Mile in Wausau is about 2 hours northeast.



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Review Date
October 23, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: bykpedlr ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Levis Mound is the cat's ass! The trails at Levis/Trow offers something for everyone IMO, ski trail from easy rolling hills to steep ups and downs if you desire. Then there's the single track, everything from technical rocky benchcut to smooth and flowing. Good sand based trails that don't bog you down, eye widening cliff egde bench cut, awesome lookouts, camping at the trail head and a cheap trail pass. The crew at Levis/ Trow Mound have done an outstanding job, it's well worth the three our drive from Rockford!

Recommended Route:
Yellow Jacket, Goat Dance, Upper Hermosa, Dead Turkey, Switchback, Toad Rd.. Ride Toad rd. and Switchback CCW.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
John Muir, Blue Mounds.



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Review Date
September 8, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: RedMosquito ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
A very diverse trail. Most of the routes on the mounds were generally pretty technical, and not recommended for people who aren't fond of steep bench cuts. The trails connecting the mounds were pretty flat, but still enjoyable. I rode on Labor Day weekend for two days and only saw 4 other riders total.

Recommended Route:
Be sure to ride Cliffhanger, Toad Road, North Face, and Porky Point for the tech. Ride Yellow Jacket, Goat Dance, and the Hermosa trails for a good x-country ride.



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Review Date
September 7, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: rhenry14 ,  Racer

Summary:
Very cool place to ride and don’t imagine it ever gets crowded. Very well marked and most intersections with the helpful “you are here” marker.

Fair amount of sand, especially on the lower x-country ski trails, but really not to bad.

The upper sections of the mound(s) are single track, pretty darn technical and very fun. Be prepared to jump off your bike every once in a while, and hope that you’re not next to a steep drop off. Tough to get a good rhythm for any length of time but maybe that’s just because it was my first time here

Super views from the tops of the mounds.

Trailhead is right at the corner of 95 and J.

If you like to mtn bike, and are within 100 miles of this place, you should make the trip.

I’m from Chicago and I know I’ll be back.

Here is a great link that will tell you everything else you need to know, and has a bazillion pictures to get you psyched to ride.

http://www.morcmtb.org/trailreviews/outofstate/Wisconsin/levis.shtml

Recommended Route:
Northface, sidewinder, or any of the single track.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
IF you considering this or Black River Falls, do this one everytime.



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