Down Under Trail - Trail, Merrill, Wisconsin

Down Under Trail - Trail, Merrill, Wisconsin

DESCRIPTION

Rolling hills with some raw single tracks. Solitude and lots of it. Very little use. Horse and Deer Flies will force you to ride strong.

USER REVIEWS

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[Aug 28, 2008]
bitflogger
Cross Country Rider

This is actually called Underdown.

http://www.discoverlincolncounty.com/underdownmap.htm
http://www.bikes-n-boards.com/maps.htm

There are nice additions and improvements since I last frequented this forest.

My 5 rating for aerobic difficulty is because you can spend a lot of time and cover a lot of ground here, 3 rating for technical would be because this isn't a place with huge nasty climbs or hurt yourself areas as much as a place for fast flowing between trees, moving up the ridges and fast down. Overall 5 because it's a worthy place where you get a great work out and frequent grin factor in the riding.

Customer Service

Right now (8/2008) recent logging where E, V, F and U are close makes for some navigational challenges.

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There are several nice trails not far from the Hwy. 51/39 corridor and Washburn Lake is probably the closest to this trail network. I generally come here from our cottage near by, but it's a perfect 2nd of 2 days for somebody coming from the south were you can ride Standing Rocks and 9 Mile on day 1 and Underdown on day 2 of a weekend.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 09, 2007]
markscotch
Racer

Trail has been added to and upgraded. Over 8 miles of real good single-track. Solid ride.

Customer Service

Watch the signs.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Feb 18, 2001]
Martin

Lots of rolling hills, some steep but just enough to set a strong pace. Scenic little lakes and streams along the route. Some cross-country trails mixed with single track and logging roads. Get a map. However, don't get frustrated if you get lost. All trails eventually run together.

Customer Service

The Longest, the 25 mile loop or 30 depending if you get lost. Plan all day but take some grub and if in summer take bug dope. This trail defines cross-country at it's essense and don't be afraid to get a little muddy. Watch out for Blacky (Bear) they tend to waddle where you least expect them. This trail is raw and shared by only a few. The best reward awaits he thirsty at the end of the trail there is a great spring well pump. Hits the spot after a long hard ride.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Apr 08, 2001]
Tim

April eighth 2001, still too much snow to ride it. I will return in a few weeks. Oh yeah, it isn't Down Under Rec Area. It is Underdown Rec Area. If you're looking for signs to the former you won't find it.

Customer Service

I didn't get to ride it but I did find it despite the WEAK directions given by the person who originally posted this trail.

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
[Sep 28, 2001]
Whitey

These trails are mostly old logging roads. Good for all riders. One long steep climb but most hills are small. Some declines are full of loose rocks and ruts, so be careful. Many miles of trails and roads to ride so plan a full day or days of riding and/or camping. There are also many small lakes to swim or camp on. Perch or mist lakes are probably the best.

Customer Service

Go with someone who knows the trails because they are not marked clearly and the trails are not maintained well. Start by horse trail for maps.

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
[Apr 07, 2002]
scot

On the horse trails map there are two areas marked water, they mean it (100 yds. and knee deep). Also one or two weekends a year the horse people have group rides. They chop up the trails a bit, but worse they bring dogs (mean farm dogs), and leave lots of gifts on the trails. If you see more than two or three horse trailers at the trail-head I recomend you keep going and come back after the next hard rain.

Customer Service

If you can stay on the mtb route from their map and the ground markings then you win! If you can get the horse (better) or x-c (best) map.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
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