Southern Loop: Monarch/Rowleys Bay/Newport
ElevationAscent: 212' 65 m
Descent: -181' -55 m
High: 694' 211 m
Low: 595' 181 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (3°)
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“A loop ride that is relatively flat and wide in this less commonly traveled state park.”— Elvin Chan
As the grass loop finishes, take note to head east as the section of Rowleys Bay Loop Trail that heads south is hikers only. (If the trail gets rocky/narrow - it's a clue you're on a hikers-only trail).
Heading east, you'll pass another hikers-only path on your right until you reach the multi-use Newport Loop Trail that turns right heading south. When you reach the end of the southern leg, you can take a westward out and back leg on Rowleys Bay Loop Trail that follows the coastline, but you'll need to turn back when you reach the hikers-only section. Otherwise, head northeast on Newport Loop Trail and stay on the multi-use trail as it turns eastward (and the hikers-only Ridge Trail splits north). The trail will turn north and then northwest, leaving the hikers-only paths to the east.
Finally, the Newport Loop Trail turns west (unless you decide to head north to connect to the northern loop trails). Look for the right turn heading north back to the lot on Monarch Trail - once headed north, take care to avoid the hikers-only spur on the right.
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Land Manager: WI DNR - Penninsula State Park