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Alpha Trail

Intermediate
 3.5 (37) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A great after work ride with some tight sections.


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Map Key

2.8

Miles

4.5

KM

95%

Singletrack

804' 245 m

High

702' 214 m

Low

188' 57 m

Up

190' 58 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (1°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Allowed

Features -none-

Family Friendly Nothing crazy technical; so kids can enjoy the trail as well.

Mountain bikes ride counterclockwise. Please do not use this trail when wet.

Overview

These are non-motorized, multi-use trails. All trails are beginner to intermediate level. Generally flowing, not flat but no major climbs.

Need to Know

Two trailhead options:

Park in the Golf Course parking lot
6352-6434 S 92nd St
Franklin, WI 53132

The Rock Sports Complex
7900 W. Crystal Ridge Drive
Franklin, WI 53132

Description

Welcome to the Alpha Trail, a 4-mile singletrack narrow trail, that has only a few steep or rocky segments to accommodate beginners.

This trail system was improved by and is maintained by Metro Mountain Bikers in association with Milwaukee County Parks. Metro Mountain Bikers are the Milwaukee chapter of International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA). Metro Mountain Bikers are dedicated to promoting and preserving environmentally responsible mountain biking opportunities. This trail is one of a system of free trails being developed in Milwaukee County by Metro Mountain Bikers.

Trails are free and open to the public from dawn until 10 PM, but may be closed for special events.

Trails are designed for use by mountain bikes. Make sure you have the appropriate equipment and skills to use these trails. Helmet use is STRONGLY recommended.

The nearest water, rest rooms, phone and concessions are located approximately .2 miles to the southwest at the Whitnall Golf Clubhouse, or at The Rock Sports Complex. The nearest Bike shop is:

Wheel And Sprocket
7044 S Ballpark Way
Franklin, WI 53132
414-529-6600

Contacts

Shared By:

Doug Carlson with improvements by Marty Weigel and 1 other

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  3.5 from 37 votes

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  3.5 from 37 votes
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Nice relaxing ride on the Alpha Trail this last fall.
Feb 16, 2016 near Hales C…, WI
Just as fun in the winter as in summer!
Feb 21, 2016 near Hales C…, WI
Alpha Trail
Aug 27, 2013 near Hales C…, WI
Alpha Trail
Aug 27, 2013 near Hales C…, WI
Bottom of the lift at the Rock
Aug 27, 2013 near Greendale, WI

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Jul 25, 2020
Keara Kangas
Jul 6, 2020
Len Johnson
4mi
May 13, 2020
Gregor Wilke
Muddy near the creek, hasn't rained in awhile. These spots must remain pretty soggy most of the year. 4mi — 1h 00m
Sep 15, 2019
Brad Spaugh
Very muddy at bottom and flooding. Fun ride though 2.8mi
Aug 1, 2019
Patrick Jacunski
Jul 17, 2019
Mitchell Ferencevich
Good fun trail but used to be so much more.. still good but miss the old days before The Rock took over much of the trail. When it rains need to wa… 5.6mi
Jul 14, 2019
Brian Steinseifer
1h 00m
Jun 23, 2019
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Hit the upper half before the rain arrives. Large pockets of wet mud everywhere.