Kickapoo Valley Reserve For Mountain Biking
The 19th most popular mountain bike trail in Wisconsin.
Thursday 18 August 2016 06:04 GMT
Near La Farge, the 8,500 acre Kickapoo Valley Reserve has miles of hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails.
The Kickapoo Valley Reserve Visitor Center is located at S3661 State Highway 131 in La Farge.
There are approximately 24 miles of designated bike trails on the Kickapoo Valley Reserve. Trails are open May 1, through November 15, depending on the weather. Visitor permits are available through the Reserve office or self-registration stations through the property.
Used as a portion of the state snowmobile trail in the winter, the bike trail runs the entire length of the Reserve. Although not a single track trail, the mountain bike trail presents many of the challenges that serious off-road bikers find appealing. You'll encounter steep uphill climbs, hairpin turns, and rapid descents as you travel through hardwood forests and open meadows with breathtaking overlooks along the way.
The use of mountain bikes allows the more adventurous set to access the remote areas on the Reserve seldom visited by others. However, there are places where the bike trail runs concurrent with equestrian trails; and hikers may be encountered at any point on the system.
Overall, Kickapoo Valley Reserve is the 19th most popular mountain bike trail of all 20 mountain biking rides in Wisconsin.