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Whitetail Ridge Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.5 (21)

An outstanding trail maintained by Kinnickinnic Off-Road Cyclists (KORC).


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4.9

Miles

7.9

KM

Singletrack

1,126' 343 m

High

973' 297 m

Low

316' 96 m

Up

295' 90 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Don't ride when trails are wet.

Description

This singletrack loop has some good climbs mixed in with nice, flowy downhill fun. Roots, rocks, bridges and wood berms...this trail has it all! Look for the trail map at the trailhead and use the MTB Project mobile app to stay on track.

To get started, park in the cul-de-sac near the daycare and proceed up the hill to the trailhead to look over the map. Once you're ready to proceed, head into the woods and you'll notice some manmade features on the left. Head past the wooden coaster skinny. The Beginner Loop begins to the left, and the end of that trail is just a little ways up the hill.

Continue up the steep slope and take the sharp left back into the woods. From here, you'll soon have two choices - left or right. A right shortcuts around three of the best miles out of the course, but avoids a more technical section (left).

If you proceed to the left as mapped, you'll encounter a rugged off-camber section that provides a challenge and a good view. Roughly 1.5 total miles into your ride (assuming you took a left at the fork before), you'll now encounter a choice to either continue on the main trail or enter the Black Loop (indicated by a sign). The black section beginning here is more technical yet, providing a challenging scamper across several off-camber rock sections with technical climbs and descents.

In either case, the two trails (black and blue) come back together a ways down the blue trail beyond the split. From here and for the next few miles, the roots are fewer and more spaced out so your speed can really start to pick up. The trail meanders through the woods and even down the edge of a cornfield until it jumps back down to where you had the option to avoid the more challenging section about a mile into your ride. (See above where I mentioned cutting the best three miles out of the course).

Continue left here at the fork and enter the "Hurt Locker" filled with roots and rocks. From here on, you won't have many trail splits but have fun and use some caution on your first trip through! It really flows!

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Bryan Glover

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  4.5 from 21 votes

#425

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  4.5 from 21 votes
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#425

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Riding the wood berm to a small drop is no problem, even if you’re 60 Plus!
Sep 6, 2018 near River F…, WI
Fall
Oct 10, 2017 near River F…, WI
One of the many boardwalks with rocks scattered throughout this section of the trail!
Sep 6, 2018 near River F…, WI
Riding one of the larger Rock pile features on this trail System!
Sep 6, 2018 near River F…, WI
Fall colors
Oct 10, 2017 near River F…, WI
Fall at WTR
Oct 10, 2017 near River F…, WI

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Sep 4, 2020
Aiden Rohde
Beyond gorgeous. I wish there was more. The best of a midwest biking 5mi — 0h 41m
Jul 13, 2019
Wes Steingraber
1st time on these trails and super excited to do it again! 7.9mi — 1h 35m
Jun 26, 2019
Sandra Gilmore
Nice trail system and well cared for 6.3mi
Aug 31, 2018
Chuck Hutchens
They made a lot out of a small area and keep adding to it. Really nice trails. Right and twisty. Fast and rolling. Features. A bit of everything. 6.8mi
Jul 21, 2018
Jeffrey Dunn
Trails are in awesome condition. Very fun to ride, great mixture of challenges. 9.8mi — 1h 30m
Sep 16, 2017
Carrie Larson
Aug 31, 2017
Tyler Folsom
6mi
Aug 18, 2017
Tyler Folsom
6mi