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Intermediate Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
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Hidden gem and surprisingly challenging.


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0.5

Miles

0.8

KM

Singletrack

896' 273 m

High

838' 255 m

Low

77' 23 m

Up

78' 24 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Features Drops/Jumps

One Way Only: This is designated as a directional trail.

Need to Know

The trail system is accessed via the paved Glacial River Trail that runs from Janesville to Jefferson and is just southeast of the Highway 26 and County Road W overpass. Parking is available just to the north along County W next to the Jefferson County Highway Department Depot. No trail or parking pass required.

Note that the short-staffed county parks department doesn't always come out to close the trail if conditions are poor. Please stay off the trail after rains or while the trail is still damp.

Description

After warming up on a quick loop on the Beginner Trail, try your mettle on several built features on this short but sweet intermediate/advanced trail. Note that while all features are avoidable, this is not a trail for beginners.

Start by riding the Beginner Trail (green) from the trailhead, make two sharp climbing turns and then when you see the sign for the Intermediate (blue) Trail, take the trail to the right. Keep your speed up to hit the small, rollable jump at the start of the trail. Weave downhill through tight forested turns to a flat section with multiple trail features.

Start off with a boulder challenge, two narrow bridges, then a narrow snake, and -- finally -- a quadruple roller coaster (pick your speed carefully!). As you head back uphill to the start, you'll find one more concrete rail challenge to test your balance.

Back at the start, you'll have a big smile on your face and a heart beating out of your chest.

Volunteers from the Jefferson County Bicycle Club in cooperation with the Jefferson County Parks Department developed and maintain this trail system.

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Shared By:

Eric Compas

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I have to avoid trees, too?!?
Jun 29, 2020 near Jefferson, WI
Harder than it looks -- I've fallen off more than I've finished it.
Jun 29, 2020 near Jefferson, WI
Turn off from the main paved Glacial River Trail to the mountain bike trails.
Jun 29, 2020 near Jefferson, WI

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