Ice Age trail West Bend Segment - Trail, West Bend, Wisconsin

Ice Age trail West Bend Segment - Trail, West Bend, Wisconsin

DESCRIPTION

very very technical, and if in there alot may huge hills and very tight single track, off of main trail dontbe afraid to take any of the little trails that almost look like deer paths. all the little paths are very very cool.

USER REVIEWS

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[Aug 28, 2010]
Travis
Cross Country Rider

Very technical, climbs are steep at times and usually covered with rocks and roots. Lots of fun single track between the main trail. Trails seem to change by the week with all the trees falling down!

Customer Service

Start at either Culvers or the main lot. Once you get to the main trails try the long rooty/rocky climb off the two track near the north east section. Its a good one!!!

Similar Products Used:

New Fane and Greenbush.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Sep 09, 2007]
mudforlunch
Downhiller

These are some rad trails. I just move back here from Colorado and I was impressed by this one. Everything is uphill or downhill, almost no flat straightaways. Good technical singletrack, with some tight turns. Easy to get a little turned around, but its small enough to go and explore. I never really see too many people riding these either. Watch out for mosquitos and trees. Thats about it.

Customer Service

Park at culvers off 33 and go up the hill. Theres actually three chunks of trail networks separated by two roads, but if you keep going youll end up in the park. Theres trails crisscrossing everywhere, I still havent ridden everything yet. Good DH chunks on the bluff side of the park. If anyone has decent maps of these trails I would like to get a hold of them.

Similar Products Used:

Northern Kettle trails, but this is the best one in the area.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Sep 11, 2006]
willijad
Cross Country Rider

A fast and scenic trail, tucked neatly in the heart of west bend? What else do you need? The trail runs roughly 3 miles north to south, and is one of the only hidden gems of washington county (excluding port washington). Trail is of a moderate difficulty, but can easily accomodate the most inexperienced riders. More skilled riders should stick to the back trails, however, and look for trails that appears to dive straight over the sides of hills. If unsure of skills, at least attempt some of the spider trails, as the views they afford are more than worth the difficulty. Riding these trails after/during a rainstorm is an absolute blast, but shouldn't be tried by those afraid of dismounting suddenly.

Customer Service

Park in the Culver's parking lot on highway 33 in west bend (western most stretch), and bike up the hill located at the back of the restaurant near the drive through window. This route allows for one of the best warm-up climbs around. Take the trail north and eventually wind up in the glacial hills parking lot. This is where you should begin to expore the back trails. Have a blast!

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 02, 2006]
mapex-master
Cross Country Rider

The Ice Age Glacier Trail is what i ride mainly. Good excercise, thrills, and scenery! I don't exactly know where all these other reviews are at but i have a good idea. Where i start is on the road across from The Sunburst Ski Are and is used as a horse trail and snowmobile trail. There is a large parking lot in an open field on the left hand side of the road if you're coming from west bend or keawaskum and you'll have 2 pay i think 5 bucks 4 parking and 7 for riding on a bike (to the dnr trail services)(i dont pay much attention 2 is as i am only 14 and get dropped off 4 the day trek thru the woods). Now first of all there are many places to start, but i recommend the place i said. You will find yourself on just a rocky rugged trail w/ many hills but once you cross the second road and wind up in some type of gravel pit (which also serves as a parking lot where you can start orleave off riding again). Once you begin this marker you can easily find many paths that branch off and explore for years and not get bored (all along the "Ice Age Senic Drive" you can find where these tributaries branch off). NOW... if you read the map at the way beginning you will realize that this starts at kewaskum and ends all the way at elkheart lake somehow and you should pay here if you dont want 2 get a ticket for riding w/o 1 if your sixteen or leave your car there (...because... just last week i was sitting in a parking lot 2 another tributray trail and the dnr stuck a big fat ticket on the guys car 4 not paying 5 bucks). If you take time exploring you'll find im not just rambling on 4 no reason (it is quite fun)(especially the trails that branch off). Thats about it if you can desipher what i just typed u'll have fun.

Customer Service

All what i just typed is about my recommended route but i do recommend that you go w/ some1 else cause there are some strange folks that wonder those woods that like little boys like me. NOTE: some chick camping in mauthee lake's camping area was killed on 1 of the trails in '05.

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There are lots of trails, you will have 2 look on the beginning trail map cause i have no idea of the name but the are is filled w/ trails. some are NOT 4 bikes (but 4 horses) and that's what i usually do cause the bike trails are fairly short and just loops but in the beginning place where u pay 2 ride you will find that it says it is ok 4 biking even though later on u c no biking signs. (just disregard them. the whole trail system is confussing). Good Luck, you can not get tired of these trails in one season. but i recomend you find the dnr trail map (i'd post a link but i am still currently trying 2 find the site w/ it). enjoy it!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jul 26, 2004]
KuNgFuDeViL
Cross Country Rider

Fun set of trails with lots of roots and rocks. The main trail has it's thrills but the best part of the ride is finding the tight singletrack paths that branch off the main trail. Most of these trails are pretty technical and a few of them have some really nice climbs that will get your heart going. If you park at Glacial Blue Hills make sure you go across the street and check out the Ice Age segment that leads out towards the Culvers on 33.

Customer Service

If you've never been out here take the main trail first and then go again and explore all of the side trails.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Sep 21, 2003]
wb_mtb_rider
Weekend Warrior

A heavily wooded, very hilly park on the north side of West Bend. EXPLORE THE SIDE TRAILS... The main loop is O.K. but the best part of this area are the side trails. I have ridden these trails many times in the last few years and I am still finding new trails. They are not marked and some of them dead end, but you will also find some awesome,technical single track trails.

Customer Service

Go up the hill at the back of the parking lot to the top of the quarry. Take one of the trails back into the woods. Explore trials around other quarry on the on the east side of the park.(along the highway)

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Take the trail across the road that you entered the park. This is about a 2 mile loop of single track that has some very rocky sections.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Sep 05, 2003]
FRBiker
Weekend Warrior

Nice trail system. Provides a good late afternoon ride. The main trail is pretty benign. A little bumpy. I have ridden it hardtail and FS. Enjoy it more on the FS due to the rocks. The spur trails provide a bit more of a challenge. I have found four loose gravel shoots all about 75ft long. Possible to find a few drops around 3-5 ft and a few climbs that will get the thighs burning a bit. It's a nice system to learn basic bike handling skills on.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 30, 2003]
Destroy
Cross Country Rider

Very technical with sharp loose dirt turns, steep bumpy hills, some smooth flat areas, one cool switch back section and lots of stones everywhere. Very intense bumpy sections in south end of trail, both uphill and downhill. North end main trails are easier but has more cool side trails. Side trails are plentiful with usually slower and greater skill needed to master them.

Customer Service

Start at the Culver's Restaurant drive through window and head straight NE about 50 ft. to connect to the south end of the trail. Then just follow the trail north. You'll end up at Hwy D evenually, the northern end.

Similar Products Used:

none yet

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jul 27, 2003]
NurseAnna
Weekend Warrior

A technical trail in a heavily wooded area with a lot of embedded and loose rock as well as plenty of exposed tree roots. Lots of climbing and shifting. Mostly single track. Caution: two way traffic. It a challenging, bumpy ride.

Customer Service

Clear protective eyeware and mosquito spray is a must regardless of the route taken. Park off of hwy 33 in the Pick n Save parking lot and treat yourself to Dairy Queen or Culver's after the ride!!

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 07, 2003]
dr. zak single track attack

i think this park is actually called Glacial Blue Hills & the w bend segmt of Ice Age Tr. runs thru here. usually IAT not for biking but i think mtbing this sexn OK, i did anyway. not as hard as josh promulgates but some good trailwork, i defin. recommend it. if, as he suggests, u try the 'deerpath' -like track, don't fall down the precipice. it's a very small area but u can spend a good couple hours fooling around here. don't miss the single track on other (south) side of road from the parking lot. county ordinance says: no masturbating within 20 yards of the parking lot, you meatheads.

Customer Service

if u care you'll find it

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4
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