6 miles
884 ft
-883 ft
Avg time

Washburn Lake Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Global Ranking
    #16422 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

It's best to ride this loop clockwise. That's head north and east first from Perch Lake Shelter. That way you're going downhill when you hit the excellent berms and bridges exemplified by Joz Way, and same for the return to shelter near Perch Lake.

Joz'Way on the east side has some great berms, and other parts of the east side feature bridges and spots to pump your bike. Joz Way is named after trail builder Al the owner of Bikes-N-Boards in Rhinelander.

The RASTA crew keeps at the good work. You'll encounter some old school singletrack on fall line but see new work is designed well. Each year the old school trail in need of work gets improved.

Kathy's loop within the main loop is new and the suggested way to make the loop.

The inner loop near Perch Lake shelter can be a good way to start. If that's too rocky or steep you'll know what is ahead.

You can mix the cross country ski trail and Kathy's loop to the Perch Lake finish for a beginner or fast route.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Washburn Lake bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,580 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,691 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,588 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,589 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,771 ft
  • Avg time
  • view trail stats
Avg: 4.5 (2 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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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • 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
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • 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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      6 Months
      • 5 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance
      • 28 rides


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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Northsupply (Jun 15, 2018 at 18:16)
       Great trails! Lots of rocks and old school type singletrack. Really great trail signage and maps along the way. $5 trail fee required which kind of stinks as the trails are volunteer built and maintained. The nice fishing dock is free though.

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