The Chippewa County forest offers a technical mountain biking experience. The absolute wilderness lets riders experience adventures through steep hills and valleys, over rocky terrain and circling glacial lakes.
The Hickory Ridge mountain bike trails are contained within a large tract of Chippewa County Forest land that has been utilized for recreation for a number of years. This same area includes 27 kilometers of cross country ski trails, groomed by the Friends of Hickory Ridge. It is with the cooperation of the Friends of Hickory Ridge that the mountain bike trail system was started a number of years ago. The topography, soil type and landforms make this area perfect for future mountain bike trail development. CORBA has begun investing a lot of time and energy into expanding these trails, as the substantial acreage, will make for epic singletrack experiences.
Approximately 11 miles of existing, mapped, signed singletrack trails exist at Hickory Ridge.
NOTE: New trail construction update August 2013: Burnt Wagon Trail construction underway, starting at the south end of the lake, proceeding counter-clockwise. When complete, Burnt Wagon will connect Shangri La to Northside trails.
Singletrack Trail Map: The below map highlights the singletrack trail system as of fall 2012.
Here is a map to the Hickory Ridge Ski Trail parking lot (located on 225th Ave.):