Petrified Springs - Trail, Kenosha & Racine, Wisconsin

Petrified Springs - Trail, Kenosha & Racine, Wisconsin

DESCRIPTION

This trail system has a mix of different challenges. Some good single track with technical areas as well as moderate down hills are throughout. Trails are excellent for local close to home rides when your on a limited time schedule.

USER REVIEWS

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[Nov 25, 2010]
NomadBiker
Weekend Warrior

It takes a little while to figure out the trails because of all the forks, but overall this is a great place to ride. Once you begin to figure out the trails, it is pretty easy to string together a great 7-10 mile ride.

Similar Products Used:

Crystal Ridge

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[May 28, 2007]
Zack Schibler
Weekend Warrior

There are trails for every skill level. There are log rides, steep downhills, and even just flat riding throughout the woods. Trail is super fun to ride. Tons of trails, I just recently found some new trails this weekend.

Customer Service

Park in the parking lot closed to HWY JR and go north towards the bridge and take the wood chip trail and just follow that path. Also park in the Parking lot closest to HWY A and look to the east, and there is a trail up in the woods.

Similar Products Used:

Gander Mountain trails

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 01, 2005]
Tarekith
Cross Country Rider

After hearing about this place from many friends, I was anxious to check it out. WOW, I don't know why this place gets so many "so so" reviews, having ridden Palos, Deer Grove and Kettle, I think this place is easily more technical and challenging. There's some great descents, and trails criss-crossing everywhere for you to explore. I spent three days here this past weekend, and found new stuff to ride all the time. The trails were well maintained, free from ANY trash, absolutely scenic, and good for all skill levels, though I think intermediate riders will benefit the most from it. Best part was the crowds, on Memorial Day weekend, I only saw two other riders the entire time, and both were incredibly friendly and willing to show me their favorite trails. There's about 10-15 miles of trails, but they can be strung together many new ways to keep things interesting. I think a lot of people just haven't explored more of the smaller trails, as this place should be getting far better reviews than I've seen so far.

Customer Service

Take 31 north to Route JR (Petrifying Springs Rd.), turn left into the first entrance to the park and park anywhere. Where the parking lot road crosses the river, take the trail on the east side of the river. Follow it along the river for some fast, curvy single track, if you take a wrong turn at one of the many junctions, no biggy, just back track til you see the river. Stay along Hwy A when it dumps you out on the road, then catch the trail again on a short uphill 50 yards up the road. More trails all over the park though.

Similar Products Used:

Skokie Lagoon for ladders, jumps and more freeride terrain. Palos for technical singletrack, Des PLaines River Trail for long smooth training rides.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 29, 2004]
MBM
Weekend Warrior

UW-Parkside has recently changed their policy and will allow biking on their trails..The signs are being changed, and will only restrict motorized vehicles. Please tread lightly.

Customer Service

none

Similar Products Used:

none

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jan 03, 2004]
CheeseHead
Weekend Warrior

It looks like UW-Parkside is patrolling the woods with ATVs to enforce the new signage they put up. And some property owners to the north of the road have put up new signs and a fence (that you can get around if you want to). I'd stay away from these trails all together.

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RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
[Oct 11, 2003]
hondashadow86
Cross Country Rider

Overall this place is ok nothing too technical. Pretty scenery in the fall with color changes no bugs near the creeks at this time of year. Becareful at busy times with hikers and kids. Too many people out on the trails kills the mood. Seeing the salmon running up the creeks(way back in the woods) was a nice touch. Best part of this ride is that its free no charges like trail fees. Park anywhere is fine "Best" place to park is near the Springs (where you can fill up spring water at.)This is a good place to start from because the trails are practically right there at the edge of the parking lot.

Customer Service

Off of county Rd. A in Kenosha county East of Greenbay Rd. Also can take Wood Rd. and turn West onto county Rd.

Similar Products Used:

Kettle Moraine South Bong recreation area Cliffside park (Racine county)

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 26, 2003]
swimmergreg
Cross Country Rider

The trails are nice especially if time is of the essence. I live across the street and it's great. FYI - I just received notice from Kensoha county that UWP is going to do some major excavation in there including the removal of the dam and installation of two culverts. To get back with the heavy equipment there is likely to be some serious damage (at least in the short term).

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Are there any other hills in Kenosha or Racine County?

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
[Jan 11, 2000]
Michael

These trails are a lot of fun. Mostly single track with some good technical challenges. Keep your eyes open because trails will pop up every where. Trails are on both sides of the river. There are also trails in the park area north of Hwy A (good single track, not just wood chips). These trails are usually muddy because of the river and continually changing. Provides good riding even in winter.

Customer Service

Leave the parking lot with the Spring water and go on the wood chip trail by the softball diamonds. This will lead you into the single track.

Similar Products Used:

Kettle Moraine, Crystal Ridge Ski Hill

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Apr 24, 2001]
todd

The creek trail described above is probably ridden the most but there are many others not to be overlooked. At the opposite end of the parking lot from the spring water pump next to the foot bridge there is another track heading roughly in a northerly direction....roots, rocks, etc......fairly simple with a few interesting sections. Now the fun part. When you get to the end of the track you are about in the middle of the park. Cross the road and keep your eyes open. There are numerous little uphills heading towards the golf course. Once there you can ride along the golf course. It has been almost a year since I rode this section......it was pretty tough then but I was just getting back in the saddle. Will update after this weekend........ENJOY

Customer Service

same as above

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Great riding if you don't want to travel very far. Also no fees.

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RATING
4
VALUE
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[Apr 27, 2001]
todd

to get to the more techical parts. when you come out of the trail that started at the footbridge, go to the road and turn to your right. Continue on road until you cross the creek. there will be a trail on the left. just a little ways back that trail you will see a fence on the right and a little up the hill. there are many ways up....pick one .....when you get to the fence choose a direction.......I usually go right and have problems staying on my bike.......enjoy.

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4
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