Rawley Point Trail

Wisconsin

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Rawley Point Trail Facts

States: Wisconsin
Counties: Manitowoc
Length: 5.9 miles
Trail end points: Sandy Ridge Dr. and Sandy Bay Rd./County Road O (Two Rivers) and Point Beach State Park
Trail surfaces: Crushed Stone
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 7146198

Rawley Point Trail Description

The Rawley Point Trail is a winding, hard-packed limestone pathway from the harbor town of Two Rivers on the shores of Lake Michigan to Point Beach State Forest. The 6-mile, sometimes hilly, trail offers scenic views of the lake, beaches, dunes and forests.

At its northern endpoint, you'll arrive at a highlight of your journey: the Rawley Point Lighthouse, which has been operated by the U.S. Coast Guard since 1853. At 113 feet, it is one of the tallest lighthouses on the Great Lakes.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available in Point Beach State Forest, off County Road O.

Rawley Point Trail Reviews

OK trail

s

I rode this trail today and thought it was pretty good,but it has some issues that I didn't like. The trail was kind of rough,and it was tough to keep up any speed because there were not too many straightaways. There were mud spots I had to carefully go through,spots in the path that would narrow down to a foot,and a lack of signs for the bike trail. I definitely prefer paved trails over crushed limestone and the many roots popping out of the ground. It was worth it to try the Mariners Trail and the Rawley Point Trail,but there are much better trails in the Milwaukee area like the Bugline,Hank Aaron Trail,and the Oak Leaf Trail.

Fun ride with lots of curves

s

This trail is densely shaded almost the entire length as you wind through a forest with large old trees, perfect for the hot weather we had that day. The crushed limestone surface is hard packed, so mountain bike tires are not needed. However, super skinny road tires might be slightly dicey in a few stretches. There are no large hills, just small ups and downs and lots of curves - a nice contrast to rail trails that are very straight.

Leaving the car at the beach in Two Rivers, we followed the brown trail signs in town for a few blocks then went north to the end and back, about 14 miles, in a little less than 2 hours with no problem.

Highly recommended.

Great for Warm Days- Great connection with Mariner Trial to the south

s

On this late June day it was expected to be 90 degrees in Southern Wisconsin. Temps here by the lake were wonderfully cooler with a nice breeze off the lake. This matched the nicely cooler temperatures of the Rawley Trail in the cool woods. Biked from Manitowoc to Two Rivers and then the Rawley to Point Beach State Park Concessions/Lodge for lunch and back south to the start. 30 miles up and back. Baymont Hotel is on the lake and on the Trail in Manitowoc - trailhead is downtown by a nice coffee shop (Manitowoc Coffee - M-Sa 7-7, closed Sunday). We started at the Baymont. Rawley Trail is mostly a wider trail with pea gravel - very nice and you can sneak in a lot of side by side riding if it's not busy. Nice option to have lunch at the north end open I believe 11 am to 4 pm for food - may want to check before leaving. Linking these trails made for a nice mostly flat 30 mile, 5 hour trip at about 10 miles/hr with a lot of stopping to see the sites and flowers along the Mariner Trail, which included about 30 min for lunch. Someone else recommended this combo of trails and it did not disappoint.

Fun for everyone

s

Twisty rolling fun with your fat bike or perfect kid size hills for the little ones to ride with you. You can take the trail down to Two Rivers for lunch or a picnic along the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline

Accordion

Up & Down But Not Too Steep

s

We enjoy an up & down trail with no steep, long hills. The Rawley Point Trail checks both boxes. A fun ride thru the woods. There's ice cream @ the lake, always a plus.

Fantastic!

s

The scenery was great! There was not a ton of bikers but you could tell it can be busy. I was not expecting it to drop 20 degrees though. I live in Oshkosh and it was 80 by the time we got there it was 60 so that was a shocker!! However, it did warm up when we got in the woods. I wish it was closer because I would bike that trail and the mariner trail everyday! Beautiful town and trails!

starting out

s

this is the first summer I have been biking and this trail is great, 1 or 2 moderate hills the rest are small and it is a terrific ride. if you are just starting out biking this is a great ride.

Beautiful ride

s

My husband and I just rode the Rawley Point Trail and loved it. If you have done the Peninsula Park trail in Fish Creek you will love this also. It has some hills. You end up at Point Beach overlooking Lake Michigan.

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