Highbank Road, Southern Wisconsin River | RL4WD 4x4 Dirt and Gravel Trail

Ryan Harden Updated April 25, 2019
 
6.9 (4)
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Highbank-Landing-92-1532082602
Highbanks
Highbank-Landing

Trail Specifics

Trail Type
  • Dirt/Sand
  • Gravel
Overall Difficulty
1 - Easy
Obstacle Level
LVL 1 ​0-5" 0-12cm​
Turning Radius
Acceptable for most RL4WDs
Width
2 Vehicle Wide
Average Encroachment
Some Brush
Trail Depth
LVL 1 ​0-5" 0-12cm​
Trail Grade
LVL 2 6-10°​

A nice scenic trail overlooking the river, farms, woods, and prairie.

Highbank Trail is a wonderful 2+ miles of scenic beauty. It has a few offshoots, one leads to Highbank Landing which is a lvl 2 waypoint that's hard to turn around at. 

 

If the Highbank landing trail is wet, consider walking down to the river to avoid trail damage. Do not go into the river (not a prepared bottom). There is a place to park right before the hill. 

 

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User reviews

4 reviews

Overall rating 
 
6.9
Fun Factor 
 
5.5  (4)
Scenic Value 
 
8.3  (4)
Stayed on the beaten path
Overall rating 
 
6.0
Fun Factor 
 
2.0
Scenic Value 
 
10.0
Another beautiful drive along the river.  
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Fun in the snow
Overall rating 
 
7.5
Fun Factor 
 
7.0
Scenic Value 
 
8.0
Drove the trail after a fresh snow fall. The trail goes along the river so it looked neat after the snow fall. No problems navigating it in the snow.
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Beware of the boat landing
Overall rating 
 
7.0
Fun Factor 
 
6.0
Scenic Value 
 
8.0
As Ryan said, the landing is the most fun part but also challenging due to turning radius and soft sand. I drive a 4 door Wrangler sport, but had only minor difficulties turning around at the landing. I like how scenic this trail is, it's also reasonably long. I would definitely recommend checking this out if you're in the area
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Overall rating 
 
7.0
Fun Factor 
 
7.0
Scenic Value 
 
7.0
The part of this trail that makes it most fun is the Landing. It's hard to turn around a 4 door but you can get right to the edge of the riverbank to launch a boat. As the listing mentions, this trail could easily be closed if someone were to rut it up so be careful, there is a loop just before this trail you can park on so walk it first and be sure you want to try it. It was fun watching the cows and horse of the adjacent farm. There are a few hills but nothing to write home about and nothing really to crawl either.
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