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Minooka Park Loop

 4.4 (40)

5.1 Miles 8.2 Kilometers


100%

Singletrack

359' 109 m

Ascent

-359' -109 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

1,094' 333 m

High

954' 291 m

Low

Conditions


All Clear 9 days ago
Mostly Dry - A fair number of damp sections. A few light muddy corners that should not be ridden through. Definitely rideable though. History

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

Jan van den Handel II

Dogs No Dogs

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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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Aug 14, 2018
David Diamond
Warm evening fatty ride. Very dry with amazing traction. 10.2mi
Aug 7, 2018
Jim Stern
Has a bike rinsing station!
Jul 29, 2018
Matthew Weege
10.8mi
Jul 16, 2018
[ J s ]
[ J s ] First time through the loop .. Stumpy ate up the intermediate loop. Great trail and will be back again and again. 5.1mi — 1h 30m
Jul 12, 2018
Jan van den Handel II
Rode the trail with Jeff today and he pushed the pace. What a great ride. 5.1mi
Jul 11, 2018
Jan van den Handel II
Track is dry and clear. 26F,29R,100S 5.1mi
Jul 4, 2018
Jan van den Handel II
One short blue lap.Saw a doe and fawn. 3.3mi — 0h 25m
Jun 24, 2018
Jan van den Handel II
2 laps of long blue. 35:42 for the first and 37:33 and a crash in the right hand burm after the corn field. 10.2mi

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 40 votes

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did this ride for first time today. As a newbie I found it to be challanging. Only my second time doing this type of ride. Did Hoyt park area last week. Minooka has plenty of tight turns and you have to be aware whats coming up. I also do not have proper tires so I did alot of sliding. Banged into a few trees and tipped over a few times. Really a good work out. I'll be baaaack. Jul 23, 2015

 
Fun trail. Wish they would make a trail segment about 3 to 5 miles long that doesn't have rocks to climb over or place your wheel perfectly coming around a blind corner. I like the technical, but I also have a wife and daughter who don't. They really enjoy a simpler ride through the woods. One similar to the shortest trail at John Muir. Windy, through the trees, no real dangers to speak of. If they could add that on, it would be great for everybody! I do agree with an earlier post...it is doable by pretty much everyone so go and have fun! Jul 4, 2016
Jamien Corso
Muskego
Jamien Corso   Muskego
I just started riding again after about 10 years off the bike. Minookas trails were great for me to get started again. I would say they are quite technical, tight, and tons of fun. Great mix of up and down parts with enough tight tree parts to keep you on your toes. They also have some great rock piles and other obstacles to keep you busy. I would say these trails will keep riders happy from beginner to more advanced. May 3, 2018

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