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11.2 mile 18.0 kilometer loop


Ascent: 840' 256 m
Descent: -833' -254 m
High: 1,044' 318 m
Low: 883' 269 m


Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)


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Eleven miles of flowy variety through the Wisconsin woods.

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This trail is 11 miles of nearly everything WI riding has to offer. It blends mostly flowy singletrack through the forest with short sections of serious, yet doable climbs, some short rock gardens, and some deep sandy stuff (The Beach). It has a little of everything that riding the upper Midwest has to offer. You might not find the kitchen sink out here but you'll find the steep Hells Kitchen.

The beauty of this trail is that it is part of a MUCH larger system of trails that includes the Muir Trails, Emma Carlin Trails and the 6 mile Connector - North and Connector - South trails that connect them.

These trails are continuously upgraded by the local volunteers by adding bermed corners, better drainage, and improved routes. The entire system improves every year. There is an active riding scene here including a couple of races per year.

People drive from pretty far away to spend weekend days exploring all that this trail and its neighbors have to offer. Doing so is well worth your consideration.


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Dec 30, 2018
William Calkins
Fun 10.8mi
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Oct 13, 2018
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13.1mi — 3h 10m
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Robert Cribb
Jun 24, 2018
Lots of rocks 11.2mi
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Mark Larson
Fitchburg, WI
Mark Larson   Fitchburg, WI
Blue is good! If you want to skip the more tedious southern half, I recommend the Rainy Dew Trail which is a great trail through the pines and then a bench cut trail to the fastest, flowiest part of blue. May 19, 2018
Ray Krause
Pleasant Prairie, WI
Ray Krause   Pleasant Prairie, WI
We are looking to get a group hike on the Blue Loop in early December. Some feedback we have gotten indicates that this trail is dominated by bikes and not recommended for hikers. I would appreciate any feedback on this trail. Thanks Nov 10, 2018
Replying to Ray Krause - you can certainly hike it but what you heard is correct. The trail is used heavily by mountain bikers. Stay alert because some cyclists really fly down these trails. The bike traffic this time of year is light compared to summer so, if you’re going to hike it, now through winter is the best time other than times when it’s wet and bikers avoid it. Nov 11, 2018

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