Location: Eau Claire, WI
Singletrack mileage: 7 mi
Double track mileage: 2 mi
Map availability: Print or save to your smartphone the map below.
Winter biking: YES. Stay on single track and stay off groomed ski trails.
In 2008, the city of Eau Claire approved plans for a new community park on the northwest side of town. Park developers asked the Chippewa Off-Road Bike Association to develop a system of mountain bike trails at this 120-acre site near the North Crossing and the Chippewa River.
Through numerous volunteer hours, the trails at Northwest Park (NWP) have become an awesome reality. NWP has quickly become a favorite destination for winter fat-bikers as well as mountain bikers looking for a challenging and fun course to hone their skills on.
Here is a map of Northwest Park that shows existing trails as of Fall 2012;
How to get there:
From the North Crossing (WI Hwy 312), go north on Jeffers Rd. Take the first right onto E Prairie Ln. Go right on Arrowhead Dr and left on Van Es Pkwy. Trail head is at end of road.