John Muir Trails
High-quality single-track mountain bike trails that are rough, natural surface trail system within an hour Madison and Milwaukee and two hours of Chicago make these trails the most popular in the state. Add top-notch trailhead facilities, ample rider services in area communities, plus the attractions and hospitality of the region and you've got an unbeatable riding destination. A big part of the attraction is one-way trails in the challenging terrain of the beautiful Kettle Moraine State Forest. The one-way trails make the experience seem almost private. You may pass or be passed by a few people, but you won't believe you're sharing the trails with a thousand other riders. The rugged terrain, hills and kettle-like depressions make for some tough riding, and may not be for everyone. But for riders looking for challenging, technical riding - this is the place. These trails are not suited for road or touring bikes, or bikes with trailers. During the winter, these trails are open to hikers and snowshoers. Fat-tire bikes do use this trail in the winter as well.
Five different loops ranging from 1.25 miles to 12 miles. Parking, water and vault toilets are available. A state park vehicle sticker is required. Anyone 16 years and older riding a mountain bike will require a state trail pass as well.
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