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      This system is made of fast track with some technical spots and challenging climbs. A lot of effort has been put into creating new single track in this trail system in the last couple of years. The first new section of single track can be found on the blue loop about a quarter of a mile beyond the Red loop trail head. This section offers tight switchbacks, logs and log piles all on a fast hard pack track. If you stay on the Blue loop, which is approximately 10 miles, you can look forward to some switchbacks, rocky, root laden terrain and a series of climbs to get your heart pounding. Those of you who are John Muir veterans will be pleased to know that the most of the geo-block has been removed from those climbs, making for a much nicer ride.
      Challenging climbs are abundant at John Muir on many of the loops. One of these can be found on the Orange loop which provides a long, technical, climb (rocks, roots and sand) and changes direction three times before you hit the top at the White/Red trail head. The White trail also has a long, heart pumping climb immediately after the Green loop split. If a short steep climb is what you 're after, bypass the White trail head, stay on the Green loop and give this monster a try. This climb is covered with geo-block as well as 3"-4" high rubber strips, spaced about 50 feet apart, the width of the trails on the steepest sections.
      For a great technical ride, and a shortcut to the Connector trail, check out the South Bypass. This is a new trail that offers switchbacks as well as an assortment of challenging obstacles to make most technical riders smile. It 's a short but excellent ride. Don 't miss this trail.
      The Red trail is a non technical short loop of 1.5 miles. It 's great for beginners or to be used as a nice cool down.
      All-in-all John Muir is a great trail system. These aren't the most technical trails in the state, but there are a total of over 27 miles of trails in the system with many loops to choose from. If that's not enough, take the connector to Emma Carlin and add roughly 15 miles. John Muir may be the most visited trail system in the state, with good reason; it 's well maintained, and provides something for everyone. If you're in southern Wisconsin, make sure you ride John Muir.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      AKA: Kettle Moraine South
      Land Status: State Forest
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      Caution as of Nov 25, 2022


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      Trails (view details)
      Trails Mountain Bike
      Trails Horse
      Trails Hike
      Trails Trail Running
      Trails Snowmobile
      Trails Nordic Ski
      Total Distance
      41 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      14 miles
      Total Descent
      2,279 ft
      Total Vertical
      198 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,029 ft
      Ridden Counter

      Photos of John Muir Trails Mountain Bike

      trail: White Loop
      30 |
      May 8, 2022 @ 4:56am
      May 8, 2022
      78 |
      Jan 28, 2022 @ 6:18am
      Jan 28, 2022
      84 |
      Jan 28, 2022 @ 6:09am
      Jan 28, 2022
      trail: White Loop
      62 |
      Feb 3, 2021 @ 12:24pm
      Feb 3, 2021
      80 |
      Jan 19, 2021 @ 2:23pm
      Jan 19, 2021
      116 |
      Oct 6, 2020 @ 8:37am
      Oct 6, 2020
      111 |
      Sep 18, 2020 @ 11:35am
      Sep 18, 2020
      109 |
      Sep 18, 2020 @ 11:35am
      Sep 18, 2020

      Videos of John Muir Trails Mountain Bike

      Kettle Moraine, John Muir Trails Blue Loop

      43:26 | 268 | Jan 4, 2021
      Kettle Moraine Skills Course with Kids

      1:39 | 446 | Jan 4, 2019

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      user #3428723BiblicaChanelwishlistregionJohn Muir Trails
      Mar 19, 2023 @ 5:29pm
      Mar 19, 2023
      user #3428723BiblicaChanelwishlistrouteRed loop
      Mar 19, 2023 @ 5:29pm
      Mar 19, 2023
      user #3416165KristinejyKPPwishlistregionJohn Muir Trails
      Mar 5, 2023 @ 6:34am
      Mar 5, 2023
      user #3026051EyeBikerwishlistregionJohn Muir Trails
      Mar 2, 2023 @ 6:57am
      Mar 2, 2023
      user #33659767wD2l23bwishlisttrailConnector - Muir to Emma
      Feb 3, 2023 @ 2:05pm
      Feb 3, 2023

      Recent Comments

      user #2433303kmk2199trailBlue LoopNowhere near a Black Diamond level...
      Sep 27, 2022 @ 12:12pm
      Sep 27, 2022
      user #1834124DoniwenreportPurple LoopThanks no nn
      Aug 21, 2021 @ 8:12am
      Aug 21, 2021
      user #2306884Essray22trailBlue / Green / Purple LoopTrails are hard packed with occasional muddy...
      Jul 19, 2021 @ 2:55am
      Jul 19, 2021
      user #1753917KkimberlingtrailBrown Loop / Purple LoopNo suspension needed for this trail.
      Apr 25, 2021 @ 7:41pm
      Apr 25, 2021
      user #1744576mkolptrailBlue / Green / Purple LoopTrail was open but quite muddy on the southern...
      Apr 2, 2021 @ 8:16pm
      Apr 2, 2021

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2521 miles971 ft7 miles161 ft
      Horse410 miles663 ft4 miles184 ft
      Hike3141 miles2,280 ft14 miles197 ft
      Trail Running2837 miles2,123 ft14 miles197 ft
      Snowmobile410 miles663 ft4 miles184 ft
      Nordic Ski34 miles154 ft4,137 ft69 ft
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