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Hartman Creek State Park Loop

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 4.3 (38) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A great MTB tour of Hartman Creek State Park singletrack.


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Map Key

9.4

Miles

15.2

KM

100%

Singletrack

1,037' 316 m

High

938' 286 m

Low

488' 149 m

Up

489' 149 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Overview

These trails are mostly flowy singletrack with a ton of curves, some obstacles on the black loop, and beatiful mature forest.

Description

As shown, the ride turns left onto the green trail, left onto the blue, and then left again to follow Hartman Creek - black trail. Once through the black loop, turn left to follow the blue loop and left again to finish on the rest of the green loop.

The green loop is the easiest difficulty, rolling and flowy. There are smaller hills with low grades, and the trail is smooth with few roots which lets you carry a lot of speed, but this loop also has plenty of twisty turns to mix it up. The blue and black loops are accessible from the green and slightly more challenging, with longer hill climbs and faster downhill sections.

As of fall 2013, there are two technical man made features on the black loop, a double teeter totter and dragon's back. The "dragon's back" is shown in the pictures and best described as a roller coaster bridge. Both features have bypasses. There are also a number of log jumps on the blue and black loops.

The trails are well groomed by the state park personnel and there is decent signage. If you're here in the summer, pack your swim suits to hit up the beach when you're done with the ride. There are also nice shower facilities in the park to rise off.

DNR trail map available here: dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name…

History & Background

Put in by the Cronies Trail Crew: facebook.com/pages/Cronies-…

Contacts

Land Manager: Wisconsin State Parks

Shared By:

Ryan Peterson 1

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  4.3 from 38 votes

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Photos

The dragon?
Oct 4, 2013 near King, WI
Long "dragon's back" rollercoaster skinny on black trail
Sep 14, 2017 near King, WI
The amazing double teeter-totter on the black trail.
Sep 14, 2017 near King, WI
Doesn't take long to see that it's harder than the Green Trail!
Jul 16, 2017 near King, WI

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Nov 12, 2022
Elliott Kasprzak
Fun ride through the woods. Solid XC route, could be ridden on a rigid bike without many issues. 8.5mi — 1h 00m
Jun 3, 2022
Gregor Wilke
Dead on a Friday night. Fun, sandy, and love the rollercoaster and the double teeter-totter. 10mi — 1h 15m
May 21, 2022
James Carter
Busy on a Saturday, but a good place to ride when trails in the Madison area are closed. 15.4mi — 3h 00m
Nov 1, 2021
Caleb Justman
Jul 10, 2021
Chris Dolan
Jan 7, 2021
Michael Pahl
5.2mi — 12h 05m
Nov 1, 2020
Donny Lang
Oct 18, 2020
Bob Albright
Loved this trail, what a beautiful fall day, felt like I had the park to myself. 9mi — 1h 30m