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Minooka Park Loop

Intermediate

Trail

5.1 mile 8.2 kilometer loop
100% Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 348' 106 m
Descent: -346' -106 m
High: 1,094' 334 m
Low: 954' 291 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (1°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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Trail shared by Jan van den Handel II

A fun piece of urban singletrack that almost feels like it is in the country.

Jan van den Handel II

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Family Friendly At a slower pace, sections of this ride are perfect for kids learning to mountain bike.

Overview

This ride makes a mid-length loop with entertaining up and downs, tight trees, and wide open sections. This loop will challenge newer riders while keeping skilled riders interested with variety and opportunities to let it fly.

Need to Know

Some notes about the trail: The trail is for bikes only, but does cross walking and equestrian paths, so use proper trail etiquette. If you come across a horse, stop and speak in a calm voice so as not to startle the horse.

Description

From the trailhead at Parking Lot 5, take the singletrack. The Green Loop and Blue Loop start out together. The ride starts with a gentle climb that soon levels out. Continue through the twists and turns and you'll come to a split in the trail. The left fork takes you on the Blue Loop (intermediate loop) and the right fork takes you on the beginner Green Loop.

Next up is some nice singletrack through the woods. Trail construction is still going on, so you may find a slightly different route or some altered features. The Waukesha Bike Alliance volunteers continue to work adding more trail, fun berms, rollers, rock gardens, and other fun features to add some nice spice to the ride. You'll find some very tight trees to navigate through. There are also some tight climbing and descending turns. These can be fairly technical for a newer rider, but you never go too far without crossing a section of doubletrack or another bail-out if needed.

Once you meet back up with the Green Loop, you are not far from the meadow section. Here you can let the bike run! See how fast you can rail the corners and see just how much traction your tires have! Most of this section of the trail is smooth singletrack. At a slower pace, it is perfect for kids learning to mountain bike. Continue along the trail until you get to another fork. The left fork takes you back to the parking lot and the right fork takes you back to the trail for some more fun.

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Check-Ins

May 9, 2020
Karel Bajger
Apr 3, 2020
[ J s ]
Any updates on trail condition?
Nov 14, 2019
Kent Deardorff
Conditions are perfect. An inch or so of soft fresh snow.
Sep 28, 2019
Darrin Purcell
short loop only 5 miles but circled a few times...really enjoyed the trail 12mi — 2h 00m
Aug 9, 2019
Gregor Wilke
5mi
Jun 2, 2019
M Tilley
1st time. Great ride! 5.6mi
Apr 21, 2019
Mary G
First time out, beautiful weather, perfect ride! 8.8mi — 1h 15m
Feb 2, 2019
Al Mesa
running 3 PSI on my fatbike arrived at 10:30 a.m. this morning and it was completely not rideable, totally not packed down, loose snow, bad conditi… 0.1mi

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 54 votes

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Photos

Watch out at this section, 2 narrow trees
Jul 5, 2015 near New Berlin, WI
Autumn colors.
Oct 30, 2016 near New Berlin, WI
Exiting the "Bus."
Sep 4, 2017 near New Berlin, WI
Pop in and out of the trees multiple times.
Oct 30, 2016 near New Berlin, WI
A rider working through the "Bus."
Sep 4, 2017 near New Berlin, WI
"Bus" feature on the extended Blue section.
Sep 4, 2017 near New Berlin, WI

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