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Lowes Creek County Park

Average Rating:    (4.75 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 8

You will find fast, rolling trails and virgin singletrack. Twists and turns will keep you on your toes as you work your way through Lowes Creek County Park. Open sections will give you the edge to hammer while the singletrack will test your technical skills with tight corners, rocks and logs. Lowes Creek County Park is working with the local bike group, CORBA (Chippewa Valley Off Road Bike Assoc) to build and maintain singletrack trails. The cross-country ski trails are also available for riding.
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Latitude
44.74661132182847
Longitude
-91.44744873046875
Trail Directions
Take US HWY 93 south of Eau Claire to Golf Road, turn right, go 1.5 miles to S. Lowes Creek Road, turn left and proceed 1.5 miles to the park entrance.
Trail Length
10+ Miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Eau Claire
Zip/Postal Code
54701
Country
USA
Web Address
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Review Date
July 10, 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: Pro4tundra ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Rode this trail 4th of july weekend for the WORS race. My favorite trail so far on the series. Little bit of everything, open track, singletrack, hardpack, pine needles, rocks, roots, stumps, fast descents, Steep climbs this place has it all. Looking forward to riding it again!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Standing Rocks
9 Mile
Green Circle



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Review Date
March 9, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: nickcaliva ,  Racer

Summary:
The folks at CORBA are some great peeps! Craig Manthe is one helluva awesome trail designer. He and CORBA have a good thing going here and everything you've read is spot on...one of my favorites in MN/WI. If you are in the Twin Cities area and have the time this is definitely one to check out (and on the way home go here: www.kinnioffroad.com/trails)

Recommended Route:
I always park in the lot off of Lowes Creek Rd. and take the trail North...but there is so much to offer I don't think it really matters. Not sure if it is

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Whitetail Ridge in River Falls, WI
Levis/Trow
CORBA has some other trails in the works...check their website.



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Review Date
July 24, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Egonz ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
If you are within a two hour distance of this trail, highly, highly recommended. I would put this one right there with Lebanon Hills and Battle Creek in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area. Just to emphasize, I've been all over riding trail, including some of the best in Cali (even though I didn't quite master the trails, just speaking to the background for what is going to come across as a little bit overstated review of this trail - believe it is not).

Bottom line is that this trail is all about flow. You can get about ten miles out of this ride - it is 1/8 pump track, and 7/8 well balanced technical cross country, with a few solid switchbacks, plenty of logs to jump, creek crossing, half of the trails are super narrow, and fun 1K climbs leading into pretty quick drops that flow smoothly into a quick climb or two. I think another way to describe this ride is that it is all about balance - first you better have your balance, or may fall into a ravine, and scores a B on all elements of riding as described above.

The only thing this trail doesn't have is hardcore, freestyle drops - but so what.

Props have to go out to CORBA - you give these folks epic geography, and they turn it into Levis +. I have never seen a track of land more optimally utilized. One of my favorites in the Wisconsin/Minnesota country.

Other recommended trails in the same area:

Battle Creek (Saint Paul MN), Lebanon Hills (Eagan MN), Levis (Wisconsin), LaGrange (Wisconsin)



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Review Date
August 4, 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: KBH ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
If I could ride an ideal park every day this would be it. I have traveled near and far to find a fun,fast, and wild multi terrain area. Pine trees~ got em. Steep climbs ~ got em. Single track~ its here. The list goes on an on. Eau Claire is not a great place to vacation..... but if you wanna ride something that is GREAT take a weekend to camp up here. I fell in love for the second time. My first love rode it with me & we had a BLAST.... Cat and mouse chasing all day long.

Recommended Route:
Every single inch of this park is fantastic



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Review Date
July 31, 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: genny1 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I rode Lowes Creek for the first time on July 29, 2006. This is a great 2+ hour trail cluster that is, as the reviewer noted below, alot of fun to ride. Twisty singletrack through the Wisconsin woods, with narrow turns, tight up-and-down pitches, some off-camber sections, rooty ridgelines, and a couple of creek crossings. The layout is a cluster of spur trails rather than a continuous loop, which offers flexibility in putting together the run of your choice. Put it together for an aerobic rating of 3 (limited climbing), technical of 4 (tight and rooty, with some logs, a couple fairly steep drop-ins), and overall 5 (trail-builders took what the terrain gave them and made - and are making - a great cluster of trails).

CORBA has trail markers throughout, and a map can be had off the hyperlinked trail webpages above (bringing map definitely helps). Also, bring $3 (as of 7/06) for parking in the County lot.

So, kudos to CORBA (and thanks to Laura -- a CORBA officer who responded quickly to an email sent to the organization for more pre-ride info about the trail). It's a fun place to ride now, and with room to grow, it looks like it is only going to get better!

Recommended Route:
Mix-and-match trails with no one set route. Enjoyed Fern Gully, Ridgeline, Rad, Split Rock, Nemesis -- they are all worth exploring.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
No other trails tried in/near Eau Claire. CORBA indicated Lowes Creek is currently only legal, posted singletrack in EC area.



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