3 miles
762 ft
-781 ft
Avg time

Over Lode Details

  • Riding Area
    Blue Mounds State Park
    Blue Mounds, Wisconsin
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Global Ranking
    #25296 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Begin by crossing the road at the first gravel crossing on Gneiss & Smooth. From there, take a left and fly down the ski trail until you see a fork to the left. Stay right, but slow down because the singletrack starts just after the fork, on the left side.

The trail weaves up, down, and along some very nice contours. The end result is a trail that is often very fast. Experience what it feels like to fly on two wheels.

There are several climbs, some longer than others. There are also a few ascents that will test your lungs, legs, traction of your rear tire and your rig's ability to climb.

There is currently a loop at the northeast end of the trail that is meant to be ridden clockwise, but the downhill side of it follows an old road bed that is loose rock, so use caution.

After the loop/crossroad, the trail continues down and then plunges off a steep but short drop and follows along Ryan Creek, crosses it via a bridge, and then comes the most challenging climb on the trail.

There is some more flowy trail, a road crossing, another descent and climb, some rocky goodness, another road crossing, and finally the trail meets back up with Gneiss & Smooth.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Over Lode bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -19 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,227 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,555 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,544 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,525 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,422 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Jul 18, 2018
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 80%
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
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Trail Difficulties
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • region Riding Area
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Over Lode Trail Reports

      Jul 18, 2018 @ 4:05pm
      Jul 18, 2018
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      • 0 rides
      6 Months
      • 7 rides
      • 44 miles avg distance
      • 45 rides


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