Rivers Edge Trail | Southern Wisconsin River | RL4WD 4x4 Dirt Trail

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Ryan Harden Updated September 27, 2019
 
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Trail Specifics

Trail Type
Dirt/Sand
Overall Difficulty
2
Obstacle Level
LVL 2 6-10" 13-25cm
Turning Radius
Acceptable for most RL4WDs
Width
Single Vehicle Limited Passing
Average Encroachment
Some Brush
Trail Depth
LVL 2 6-10" 13-25cm​
Trail Grade
LVL 2 6-10°​

A beautiful lvl 2 trail down on the Wisconsin river that has 3 water crossings, multiple viewing spots and more. 

The Rivers edge trail on the Wisconsin River is one of the most scenic on the Wisconsin River. The name of this trail comes from the trail being nearly as low as the surrounding water. If you look out your side window, you'd swear you were on a boat. It's very rare to see prepared bottom creek crossings over a trail in Wisconsin, and this trail has 3 of them (when there is water flow). Please be ultra careful on this trail and do not go off the trail itself. We've observed side trail damage so please don't add to it. 

 

 

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7.5
Fun Factor 
 
8.0
Scenic Value 
 
7.0
The beavers and wind has been busy on the trail. 2 spots there are trees across the trail. Both are just east of the Rivers Edge lookout. The small tree was passable since I didnt have my saw with me. There was a tree next to it that looked like it was ready to come down too. Depending which way it falls, it may block the trail too. The second tree was a little further down the trail. Big tree. 
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8.5
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7.0
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10.0
This is still my favorite Trail along the Wisconsin River. The water crossings the views the wildlife you just can't beat it.
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NICE!
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
Entered from Wightman Rd. First north than to the south. Nice trail for 1st off-road with new to me vehicle.
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Rivers Edge - portion of the 7/14/19 recruitment ride
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9.0
Fun Factor 
 
8.0
Scenic Value 
 
10.0
Combination of dirt/sand road with two water crossings that had a hard bottoms.  2WD trail as it was dry.  However, this rating would go up and 4WD would be required if it were wet due to mud.  The participants enjoyed the water crossings.
ALERT - stay on the road as there is standing water and mud immediately off of the prepared surface.  Towing/winching would be required.
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8.0
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7.0
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9.0
Trail was in very good shape this weekend. A nice shaded ride on a hot day. Trail was a little muddy in spots but not bad. The water crossings were fun
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