October 14, 2013

Mountain Biking in Late Fall: Two Trails to Try

Late fall might just be the best time of the year to be out on the trail: the trails are dry and the crisp cold air makes for comfortable riding. Plus, on most Wisconsin trails, you’ll find very little traffic in the fall. It’s a great time to be biking.

Biking in the fall

There are a few things to remember when riding in the fall. Dress in layers – you can quickly get overheated, and there’s nothing fun about being all sweated up while you’re riding. When riding in the fall in Wisconsin, it’s a good idea to wear something bright in areas where there might be hunters. And, don’t forget to bring along something warm to drink at the end of the ride.

Looking to get started? Here are two of Wisconsin’s best late-fall mountain biking trails.

Standing Rocks County Park, Stevens Point Area

Bike 10 miles of scenic cross-country ski trails and 13 more miles of challenging single-track trails at Standing Rocks County Park, located just minutes from downtown Stevens Point. Mountain bikers will be challenged by the rugged terrain and steep climbs. It’s a great ride that serious mountain bikers will love. Learn more about Standing Rocks County Park.

Madeline Lake Trail, Oneida County

This set of trail loops is one of the best mountain biking opportunities in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. The rolling hills and dense forest make the Madeline Lake Trail a joy to ride. In late fall, when the leaves are gone, you’ll have great views of the beautiful lakes scattered throughout the area. Don’t miss this great ride. See a map of the Madeline Lake Trail.

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