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The Original

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 3.9 (8)

Original singletrack with lots of roots and rocks.


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Map Key

5.1

Miles

8.2

KM

Singletrack

1,701' 519 m

High

1,591' 485 m

Low

531' 162 m

Up

487' 148 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Need to Know

Restrooms are available at the Perch Lake Shelter.

Description

The Original singletrack remains at Washburn. Challenging hills will test your cardio and the roots and rocks will shake your bones. If you're looking for old school trail, this is it. The Original is best ridden in a clockwise direction leaving from the Perch Lake Shelter or Washburn Lake Road parking lot, as several berms and downhills were built to ride in this direction.

The Original includes several sections of trails known by the locals as the Hole Schotz and Jozway. These are not individual trails, just sections of The Original trail that have local reputations and are named after the trail builders. And there are also two side trails named Stone Soup and the Do-Over Loop.

The Hole Schotz section begins with a fast technical downhill ending at a bridge across a small pond. An intense climb then takes you to The Jozway and another flowy downhill. Machine-built trail then begins near Stone Soup and continues intermittently until the intersection with Kathy's Loop. Be on the lookout for rock ride-overs in the machine built trails. Connect with Kathy's Loop, Ridge, or Lake Trail to take you back to the Perch Lake Shelter.

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Shared By:

Brian Hegge

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 8 votes

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  3.9 from 8 votes
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Trail Rankings

#186

in Wisconsin

#8,444

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Photos

Rock ride over.
May 23, 2019 near Rhinela…, WI
Coming down the other side.
Jun 6, 2019 near Rhinela…, WI
Ride around the boulder to the right and your in Stone Soup.
Jun 6, 2019 near Rhinela…, WI
Trails split - Stone Soup to the right, The Original continues to the left.
Jun 6, 2019 near Rhinela…, WI
Up and over!
Jun 6, 2019 near Rhinela…, WI
Great flow in a rocky place.
Aug 10, 2014 near Rhinela…, WI

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Sep 16, 2020
Douglas Roberts
Very rocky and challenging. Rock gardens are not my thing, but if they're yours, this is a great place to come. Perch Lake is a gorgeous setting,… 5.1mi
Jul 4, 2020
Andrew Hovel
10.2mi