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Petrified Springs

Average Rating:    (3.71 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 48

This trail system has a mix of different challenges. Some good single track with technical areas as well as moderate down hills are throughout. Trails are excellent for local close to home rides when your on a limited time schedule.
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Latitude
42.64810165693524
Longitude
-87.8683090209961
Trail Directions
I-94 North exit to Hwy E heading East. Continue East until you arrive on Hwy 31( Greenbay Rd.) Turn Left heading North until you arrive at Hwy A and turn an immediate Right into Petrified Springs Park. Trails run all throughout park so, you can begin anywhere.
Trail Length
10-15 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Kenosha & Racine
   


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Review Date
November 25, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: NomadBiker ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
It takes a little while to figure out the trails because of all the forks, but overall this is a great place to ride. Once you begin to figure out the trails, it is pretty easy to string together a great 7-10 mile ride.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Crystal Ridge



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Review Date
June 1, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Tarekith ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
After hearing about this place from many friends, I was anxious to check it out. WOW, I don't know why this place gets so many "so so" reviews, having ridden Palos, Deer Grove and Kettle, I think this place is easily more technical and challenging. There's some great descents, and trails criss-crossing everywhere for you to explore. I spent three days here this past weekend, and found new stuff to ride all the time. The trails were well maintained, free from ANY trash, absolutely scenic, and good for all skill levels, though I think intermediate riders will benefit the most from it.

Best part was the crowds, on Memorial Day weekend, I only saw two other riders the entire time, and both were incredibly friendly and willing to show me their favorite trails. There's about 10-15 miles of trails, but they can be strung together many new ways to keep things interesting.

I think a lot of people just haven't explored more of the smaller trails, as this place should be getting far better reviews than I've seen so far.

Recommended Route:
Take 31 north to Route JR (Petrifying Springs Rd.), turn left into the first entrance to the park and park anywhere. Where the parking lot road crosses the river, take the trail on the east side of the river. Follow it along the river for some fast, curvy single track, if you take a wrong turn at one of the many junctions, no biggy, just back track til you see the river. Stay along Hwy A when it dumps you out on the road, then catch the trail again on a short uphill 50 yards up the road. More trails all over the park though.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Skokie Lagoon for ladders, jumps and more freeride terrain. Palos for technical singletrack, Des PLaines River Trail for long smooth training rides.



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Review Date
November 29, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: MBM ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
UW-Parkside has recently changed their policy and will allow biking on their trails..The signs are being changed, and will only restrict motorized vehicles. Please tread lightly.

Recommended Route:
none

Other recommended trails in the same area:
none



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Review Date
January 3, 2004

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: CheeseHead ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
It looks like UW-Parkside is patrolling the woods with ATVs to enforce the new signage they put up. And some property owners to the north of the road have put up new signs and a fence (that you can get around if you want to). I'd stay away from these trails all together.



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Review Date
October 11, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: hondashadow86 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Overall this place is ok nothing too technical. Pretty scenery in the fall with color changes no bugs near the creeks at this time of year. Becareful at busy times with hikers and kids. Too many people out on the trails kills the mood. Seeing the salmon running up the creeks(way back in the woods) was a nice touch. Best part of this ride is that its free no charges like trail fees. Park anywhere is fine "Best" place to park is near the Springs (where you can fill up spring water at.)This is a good place to start from because the trails are practically right there at the edge of the parking lot.

Recommended Route:
Off of county Rd. A in Kenosha county East of Greenbay Rd. Also can take Wood Rd. and turn West onto county Rd.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Kettle Moraine South
Bong recreation area
Cliffside park (Racine county)



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