Around Town - Trail, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

Around Town - Trail, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

DESCRIPTION

This trail is mainly on the south side of town. It helps to ride with a local or someone familiar with these trails as you can hook up a great ride. Lots of single track, but you have to ride some roads. There is a nice fast loop around the airport with some nice little chunks of single track interspersed in the woods. Domtar Paper Co. land along the river holds several nice sections of single track. There is ferngully and the below the dam fast stuff. (beware of other trail users, usually dog walkers and fishermen.) From there you can cruise through the backside of the Y camp and then back onto paper company land. Save the last stretch of the only real technical stuff for the end. This can be accessed off of hwy Z just west of the bridge by the golf course. Just look for the trail leading into the woods, but watch out for oncoming traffic. Maybe the greatest part of the ride is that it can be done several times in an afternoon. If you are heading to Wausau (nine mile) or to Levis Mound. Stop by and check it out. Some of these trails are used for a WORS race. Check with either of the two local bike shops for specifics. I have never measured the length of the trails but I can make it a nice 90 minute ride from my garage door and I live a half mile from the county park. The single track is tight enough to scare a beginner but not to death. If you are doing a central Wisconsin weekend or stuck with the inlaws. You have several great riding options nearby. Make the campgrounds at South Wood County Park your base camp for a weekend of riding at Levis Mound (1 Hour west) Nine Mile (40 Minutes north) Standing Rocks (20 minutes east) and bring your discs for the tight but fun 9 hole course at the park.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 07, 2010]
FnCommie
Cross Country Rider

Oh hey, the trail is Kaput! Trees, EVERYWHERE! PLEASE email me if you have the muster to help clear them. I had one friend who cared, and now he does not... One of the bridges was floating out to sea last time I "rode" this trail(mostly walked, stupid oxygen machines). It would be worth repairing this trail if you live in crapids and riding is your one solace...

Customer Service

The only part that is kept up is the North side trails on Nepco county park land. I read my old review(only two years ago!) and was floored by how much this trail blows now...

ha ha seriously, this trail is so bad I felt like crying!

Similar Products Used:

Levis; i repeat do not go there!

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 28, 2008]
yokelcrazyonbike
Cross Country Rider

This trail is actually decent, but is in disrepair and segmented. I hope to clear some of the logs and add a bridge or two by summers end. Some of the trail has been or will be destroyed by soulless sprawlers(fern gully and the y camp area are now privately held). There's two chunks down by the river(near the river damn and the Nepco damn) still available(off Cty Z) between fern gully and Y camp. The majority of the trail is to the East of the Hwy. 13 bridge on the North and South shores of Nepco Lake. There are roots and narrow spots in the trail with a little steepness to provide some challenge and pleasure.

Customer Service

We usually start off at the South Side entrance that is just past the Hwy 13 bridge by the Welcome to Rapids marquee. There are a couple of single tracks that go East following the lake or a ridge. Eventually you have to cross Four Mile Creek at a log crossing. This is where the trail gets tricky, thanks to "lets put houses everywhere" mentality. This chunk needs a chainsaw bad too. After crossing head West towards the point. The trails in this immediate area offer some of the best trails around. Ideally you'll find your way out to Crystal Brook. Off of Griffith, on your left(south) right after the Four Mile Creek bridge, is the entrance for the ramaining trail around Nepco. We used to ride from town, hit up the airport trail, river trail, cty z trail, fire road Y camp trail to the South Side entrance, but selfish greedy maniacs said, "f yo couch". We usually park @ Nepco and ride the highway divider to the South Side/Shore entrance and loop it back to the lot.

Similar Products Used:

standing rocks, nine mile, and of course levis(but don't go there).

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
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