Where To Ride

Off-Road Motorcycle Recreation Area Trails
This listing, arranged in alphabetical order by county, describes over 400 miles of trails that will be available for spring, summer, and fall motorcycle riding. You will find below a brief explanation of the trail and the local contact. For the most current information on trail conditions, maps, and opening and closing dates, please contact the office indicated. Most of the trail sponsors produce a quality map that is suitable for on-the-trail use. You can also go to the DNR or USFS websites.                              PLEASE OBEY TRAIL SIGNS AND SPEED LIMITS AS POSTED.
Future trail use will depend on compliance with local regulations. Land use issues are causing closures all over the country. The Madison Motorcycle Club is working hard to observe and fight land closures that affect motorcyclists. Be a part of the solution, not the problem!
Dyracuse Mound Motorcycle Recreation Area 15 miles south of Wisc. Rapids (Archer Dr. east of State Hwy 13). Contains 2 ATV courses, 2 motorcycle courses, trails, shelter, toilets and parking. Admission fee is charged. No camping in the park.
Contact: Town Clerk, Town of Rome, 1156 Co Trunk D, Nekoosa, WI 54457(715) 325-8013
Chequamegon National Forest Dead Horse Run Trail
Approximately 70 miles of forest trail on moderately rolling terrain. Trailhead is located approximately 3 mile north of Loretta (State Hwy 70) immediately off of County Trunk GG.
Contact: Glidden Ranger Station,Chequamegon N.F.Glidden, WI 54527 (715) 264-2511
Chequamegon National Forest Valhalla Area Trails
Approximately 45 miles of trail connecting the Valhalla Winter Sports area.
Contact: Washburn Ranger District, Box 578, Washburn, WI 54891(715) 373-2667
It is the policy of the national forest that trails not specifically closed or gated to use are available for off-road motorcycle or ATV recreation. There are several trail systems signed and improved for ATV use. See Ashland, Bayfield, Price, & Taylor counties.
Note: National Forest policies change — check with the Forest Service for maps of permitted-use trails!

18 miles of trails called Knobby Ridge. There are multiple “one way” loops of various difficulty. They have camping, two “youth only” loops of ¼ and ½ mile in length. They also have bathrooms and water. The Intensive Use area is really just a small motocross track but the kids love it! Daily fees are $6 for adults and $3 for kids. You can also buy a yearly pass. The best part is that they don’t close in mid October like Jackson county does!

Approximately 8 miles of looped trail on county forest lands 3 miles south of Crandon.
Contact: County Forestry Dept, Courthouse, Crandon WI 54520(715) 478-3475

JACKSON COUNTY (Jackson Co/Black River State Forest)
Approximately 95 miles of ATV trail on state and county forest land – can be used by STREET LEGAL, PLATED dual sport motorcycles only. Camping is available at County facilities and State Forest Campgrounds. IN ADDITION , there are approximately 20 miles of looped single-track trail designed for off-road motorcycles. The motorcycle trailhead (Crawford Hills Motorcycle/ATV Park) is located on the north side of Hwy 54 approximately 12 miles East of Black River Falls. Off-road motorcycles must have a valid off-road county use decal to make use of the trails designated for combination ATV/motorcycle use.

Contact: Jackson Co Forestry Dept, Courthouse, 307 Main St.Black River Falls WI 54615(715) 284-0224
or DNR, Black River Area Office, 910 Highway 54 East, Black River Falls WI 54615(715) 284-1426

Bong State Recreation Area
6 miles of looped trail on gently rolling terrain in a special use area. A state park permit is required for car parking in the recreational area.
Contact: Bong Recreation Area, 26313 Burlington Rd., Kansasville, WI 53139(414) 878-5600

Cheese Country Trail
47 miles of abandoned railroad grade extending from Mineral Point (Iowa County) to Darlington (Lafayette Co.) to Monroe (Green Co.). The trail surface is relatively flat but passes through scenic terrain. For general info hit Green County Tourism page. Riding Sticker locations are here. Trail maps and info are available on the http://www.tricountytrails.com.

18 miles of abandoned railroad grade extending from Amery to Turtle Lake and into Barron County. The trailhead is located in the City of Amery.
Contact: Polk Co Parks Dept, 100 Polk Plaza, Box 623Balsam Lake, WI 54810(715) 485-9294

Chequamegon National Forest Flambeau Trails.
60 miles of signed trails on moderately rolling terrain. Trail access sites are at Blockhouse Lake parking area, and forest trail parking located on
State Hwy 70 east of Fifield. Camping with trail access is available at Sailor Lake, Smith Rapids, and Newman Lake Campgrounds.
Contact: Park Falls Ranger District, Chequamegon N. F.Park Falls, WI 54555(715) 762-3294

Chequamegon National Forest Perkinstown Trail
20 miles of trail on gently rolling terrain. Trailhead is located approximately 15 miles west of Medford on State Hwy 64 (north side of road).
Chippewa Campground is adjacent to northern end of trail.
Contact: Medford Ranger District, Chequamegon N.F.Medford, WI 54451(715) 748-4875