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We rode from Ringle to Weston. Nice ride
This is an awesome trail with tons of parking along the way. The segment from Algoma to sturgeon bay is maintained better but is also busier. The Algoma to Kewanee segment has more spots of grass vs gravel but is way less busier. Only thing that make this trail better is the upcoming fall colors!
The trails conditions have been improved from what it seems. The grass is mowed and no tree debris. The crushed stone fades away as you head into Oneida. According to this the 6 miles of trial is there.. Maps says it’s suppose to goto Hobart but it does not, it ends in Oneida, but seems like there should be more. Either way it’s a decent little trail that’ll be cool come fall.
We completed this trail in multiple legs.
July 26, 2022
We started at the Trailhead in Howard, Wisconsin. There is an outhouse. We rode from the trailhead to approximately 1/2 way between Green Valley Road and Elm Road. 30.16 miles. The Brown County surface is crushed limestone, some of it packed. Shawano County is crushed pea gravel. Both counties were well groomed. The path in Brown County is wider in some areas.
July 28, 2022
We started on Ash Circle off of Hwy 22 headed East toward Pulaski, after 15 miles we turned around about 1/4 mile past Elm Road. The first five miles there was frequent horse dung. There is a restaurant on the trail that had a horse tie out. Other than that the trail was clean with no high weeds. Surface was gravel, somewhat packed. There were no facilities on this leg. A tornado came through this area in June, 2022, the trees were cleaned off the trail. Total ride was 30 miles.
August 3, 2022
We started the ride near Herman Street & Grunewald Street, parking across the street from the Long Branch Saloon where there is a Memorial Shelter with picnic tables & a covered open shelter. It is parallel to the trail. Headed East toward Shawano turning around at county HHH. Total ride was 30.64 miles. On this APP "trailhead and water" was indicated, neither existed. About 4 miles of the ride was on a county road. It is the portion of the APP map that veers off. The trail in the village of Shawano is paved. The trail is clean with no high weeds. The Railroad station in Shawano has bathrooms. There was no tree damage on this section from the June tornado. 30.64 miles
August 4, 2022
We started at the same location across from the Long Branch Saloon heading West to Shepley. This segment had tree damage from the June tornado. It was sparse until after the covered bridge. Approximately a 3.5 mile stretch with frequent downed trees that had been cleared from the path. The clearing left the terrain difficult to manage, lots of sticks and uneven path caused by the heavy equipment used to remove the trees. There were 4 sections of approximately 1/8 mile each of torn up trail due to the heavy equipment and sticks left on the trail. The trail was marked with signage that this segment was closed, we did not see it on the way out. As the trail is used for snowmobiles, hopefully it gets fully cleaned up by winter. 30 miles.
August 30, 2022
We stayed at the Ho Chunk Casino. The trail was easy access from this starting point. We headed East to Shepley then West to Eland. We took a small detour heading North on the Wiouwash State Trail to Birnamwood. This leg was 8 miles round trip. That small leg was not well maintained. We rode on grass at the start for about a football field, if you didn't know the trail was there you could actually miss it. The two trails supposedly intersect. After returning South we then proceeded on the Mountain Bay Trail heading West toward Eland. The trail was crushed packed stone. Shawano County was weedy and not well maintained. In many areas you had only a small dirt path on each side of the trail that was free of weeds. Once you reach Marathon County the surface changes. It was very well maintained and almost free of any weeds or any growth on the trail. We turned around at the 1/4 mile long bridge, before reaching Hatley. There are no facilities on this segment. 30.02 miles of which 8 were on the Wiowash Trail.
August 31, 2022
We started at the trailhead in Weston on Municipal Street. There are indoor facilities and picnic tables. About 3 miles in there is an outhouse just off the trail on the right. We headed East crossing the 1/4 mile bridge. Then returned West. The surface is excellent and well maintained. There are donated benches frequently along the route. The trailhead in Ringle has an outhouse, however it hadn't been serviced in some time when we were there. The trail is mostly wooded with some open areas. 25.83 miles.
The segment from Weston to Eland was the best maintained on this trail.
Total ride, 176 miles less the 8 on Wiowash 168 round trip on Mountain Bay.
This trail/sidewalk may keep you off the road, but be prepared for many deep cracks, seams, driveway and curb cuts. Jarring would be an apt description of the quality of the ride.
Ahnapee State Trail (Sturgeon Bay to Algoma—32 miles RT) We rode this trail round trip from the Algoma end starting just about 7 miles outside of Algoma). The trail is listed as a combination of asphalt and crushed stone. This is a stretch—it is really mostly weeds with two single tracks of crushed stone. The only asphalt is at the surface transitions when crossing over roads. So not ideal for recumbent trikes but we managed to still enjoy the scenic ride despite conditions. It was a lovely day—almost cloudless with a pleasant breeze. We left the trailhead around 10:15AM. We stopped at the Forestville Dam Park for a health break and a few photos. The trail took us past rich marshland with huge cattails—just about ready to burst and spew their seeds, grassland, shady forests and small swamps. We spotted a few turtles in the swamp but got chased by some nasty biting flies so we hurried on. We stopped just shy of Sturgeon Bay where the trail ends and street riding begins—enjoying some well-deserved Lara Bars before heading back down the trail. We only encountered a few hikers and fellow bikers, so we had the trail mostly to ourselves with the exception of some busy Robins (I think), a great blue heron or two, a garter snake, chipmunk and rabbit. We returned to our car about 1:30 PM. The trail actually extends all the way into Algoma but it didn’t appear very interesting...especially since it runs through the more “industrial” part of the town.
Downed trees from Bowler to Eland. I hope they can clear them so this August I can bike it again.
Very nice trail. The asphalt part is perfect. Going away from green bay it turns to gravel. Not much to see there and you won't run into many people.
We took this trail today. July 13. Starting in Oneida. Approximately 3.5 miles in a tree was down covering the trail. On the other side of that another tree was down. We turned back around. Attempted to ride from the connecting point of the Newton Blackmour. That portion also sustained tree damage. About 1.5 miles in a tree was down you could see two in a row. Trail itself is not very well-maintained there are a lot of low hanging trees on the short part portions we were able to ride. Give them some time to clean this up. As it is also used by snowmobilers I suspect they will get it done before the winter season.
Surface nicer than expected of non paved trail. Be aware of four mile road ride( quiet) heading into Shawano. Trail blocked by large tree 100 yards west of Bowler covered bridge.
we picked up the trail in Algoma and took it to Sturgeon Bay.. what a ride. We were lucky with almost perfect cloudy but warm day with sun showing up once in a while. Highly recommend it !!!
On day one, we rode from Algoma to Sturgeon Bay. There is a trail head in Algoma. Round trip was 35 miles. From Algoma, about 4 miles in, there is an outhouse building with pit toilets. We missed it on the way north, it is on the right. Approximately, 8 miles north there is a boat launch & park area with bathrooms. There is one more but I do not recall exactly how far north. My estimate it is about 10-12 miles north. You will see a wooden fence on your right, with a sign "rest room with an arrow pointing forward," We expected to see another directing us to the restroom but did not. The reason is that the sign was on a fence facing north, we didn't see it until the return trip. Riding north, you wouldn't expect the restrooms to be behind the wooden fence, as it appeared the fence was part of a large business on the other side. That being said, there are multiple stops for bathroom breaks along this route.
Near the end we saw a dog park, where they conveniently had an outhouse. We didn't go further to find the end of the trail as it required riding on a county road.
The trail is relatively flat with some minor grade changes. The surface is well maintained.
Our second day we rode from Algoma to Luxemburg, for a total of 33.75 miles round trip. We started at the Algoma Trailhead. The trail was rather grassy, with a small area on each side with crushed stone. It could use a bit of TLC and perhaps lots of grass/week kill, with only mild grade changes. The only porta potty is at the Casco Trailhead, about 12 miles in.
The third day we drove to the Casco Trailhead (traillink app doesn't have it listed in the description, you wouldn't necessarily know it was there.), and rode to Kewaunee for a total of 25.5 miles. The only porta potty is at the Casco Trailhead. We did not find the Kewaunee trailhead. The trail was clean and not grassy. Mild grade changes.
All total that is 94.25 miles round trip, for 47.12 in one direction.
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