18 miles
Distance
1,443 ft
Climb
-1,443 ft
Descent
1,309 ft
High Point

Park at the trailhead near Boulder Lake Campground. This 20-mile adventure warms up with some intermediate two-way singletrack through quintessential northern Wisconsin wilderness, passing between deciduous and coniferous forests and through prairies.

The trail splits into one-way singletrack after you've ridden Big Daddy, Cinderella and Drama Queen. Shortly after entering the one-way section, you'll encounter some advanced technical features that make excellent use of the car-sized boulders that dot the landscape. After that, it's a ridgeline ride through some deep woods.

You'll emerge from the singletrack onto an old forest road (Old Grave Road), which features a primitive campsite located next to the Oconto river. Burn through the forest road to get to the next singletrack section, Bear.

Following that, you'll ride a heavily-wooded section called Scout, which was apparently built by a boy scout. Scout brings you to highway 64. Across the highway, there's a section of singletrack that is moderately technical, making use of the naturally rocky terrain as you wind your way through the forest to the end of the trail at Eickhoff road.

Turn around and head back from whence you came. On the way back, you'll arrive at another one-way section which follows another heavily wooded ridgeline. You'll climb Bee Sting Hill and ride through the Gravity Cavity. This section features some quick descents followed by short, punchy climbs before spitting you out onto the two-way singletrack back to the trailhead.

Despite the fact that this trail is quite remote, it is extremely well-marked and impressively maintained (at the time of this writing). Definitely worth the trip deep into da Nort Voods.

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Trails in Route

Bee Sting Hill2,618 ft
Gravity Cavity1 miles
Flat Water1,345 ft
Bear4,137 ft
Buck Snort2 miles
Psych Test2,799 ft
Scout2 miles
Drama Queen2,146 ft
Cinderella3,707 ft
Big Daddy3,176 ft
Campsite3,517 ft
Bear Claw1,247 ft
Nicolet north of 642 miles

Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
More Stats for Nicolet Roche mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,158 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,189 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,189 ft
  • Grade max
    -21.125%
  • Grade min
    32.073%
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,916 ft
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