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Upper Lake Mountain Bike Trail - Main Loop

Intermediate
 2.5 (6)

A wooded singletrack with creek crossings and short technical climbs.


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Map Key

1.8

Miles

2.9

KM

Singletrack

713' 217 m

High

610' 186 m

Low

135' 41 m

Up

132' 40 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Family Friendly This trail is super easy to get to and hard parts can be skipped by riding on the paved trails. Be aware that some sections are technical and may prove unsafe for youngsters.

This trail is built in a valley so be mindful that riding in rainy / wet conditions will damage the trail for everyone. If you are making a rut, stop riding.

Description

The Upper Lake Main Loop is a unique trail as it is located in the heart of the city of Port Washington. Designed to flow next to the interurban paved bike trail, this trail features some challenging turns and climbs along off camber sections to challenge riders. The trail follows a small creek and crosses the creek several times during the ride.

You'll encounter the first crossing over a wooden bridge that is shared with light pedestrian traffic. From there, the trail drops into the woods and you'll find yourself twisting and turning and getting a little wet while crossing the creek. At its north end, the trail crosses a road, Hales Trail, so be mindful of the signage and check for traffic. You'll have another creek crossing in this northern section.

The trail then loops back south with an exciting and challenging downhill section. At the bottom of this section be aware that there are some very flowy rollers, but you'll need to stop in order to cross the Interurban Trail and continue on the southward singletrack. This crossing is marked on the map and is also marked with a stop sign on the trail.

After this, you'll be riding singletrack all the way back to your start. Remember that Port also offers two beaches that are open to fat biking and has great coffee shops and restaurants downtown to enjoy before or after your ride.

Contacts

Shared By:

Matt Stenson

Trail Ratings

  2.5 from 6 votes

#26350

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  2.5 from 6 votes
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Trail Rankings

#432

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#26,350

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Photos

Pumping down the rollers
Nov 25, 2016 near Port Wa…, WI
Fat bikes
Nov 25, 2016 near Port Wa…, WI
Bridge over Sucker Creek at the beginning of the trail.
Nov 4, 2016 near Port Wa…, WI
A tour of the Port Washington trail system.
Apr 18, 2018 near Port Wa…, WI
I understand the trail may have crossed the creek a few times previously but has now washed away on both sides leaving up to 30-ft drops on either side taking the tail with it BEWARE!
Sep 29, 2018 near Port Wa…, WI
I counted at least 6 trees across the trails in the small portion I was able to get to. I took photos of them all but will only upload this one.
Sep 29, 2018 near Port Wa…, WI

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Aug 31, 2019
D Carlson
Jun 29, 2019
Gregor Wilke
This trail no longer seems to be maintained. It's remnants are there, but it is not worth a trip here. 2mi — 1h 00m
Sep 29, 2018
Lucas Ingersoll
Trail is in poor condition. Do not ride until updated.
Nov 24, 2017
Jim Boulay
Sep 25, 2017
Cody Hough
Needs improvement
May 18, 2017
Matt Stenson
5mi
Mar 7, 2017
Matt Stenson
4mi
Feb 25, 2017
Matt Stenson
frozen trails 5mi