Bicycle Routes & Trails
Menominee River Century Loop – (25, 50 or 75 Miles)
Established as one of the Midwest’s finest bicycle rides, the Menominee River Century Loop is familiar to most bicyclists. There are three loops available: a 25 mile loop is completely flat, the 50 and 75 mile loops have some rolling hills.
A convenient starting point for all three loops is Marinette City Park. Camping is available in the park and motels are a short bicycle ride away.
25 Mile Loop
Located south of the cities of Marinette and Peshtigo. Highlights include:
- Several views of Green Bay
- The Peshtigo Harbor Wildlife Area
50 Mile Loop
- Includes the 25 mile loop with a pleasant ride in the town of Porterfield
75 Mile Loop
- Right of Way Road (scenic rustic road)
- River Road in Menominee County
Coleman / Pound Connectors
Mostly low traffic roads and combines open areas and woodlands. North of Hwy 64 there are a few steep hills.
Crivitz Loop – (12 Miles)
In the Center of Marinette County, this is a pleasant loop for the less ambitious cyclist. The terrain is rolling and is on mainly lightly traveled roads.
Parkway Road / Thunder Mountain Loop
This route includes some of Marinette County’s finest scenery, consisting of the 21 miles Thunder Mountain Loop and an outback ride on Parkway Road. CAUTION, traffic on Parkway Road may be heavy at times.
Parkway Road – (40 Miles)
The paved portion of Parkway Road winds for over 40 miles from its origin on Oconto County. It travels by six county parks, numerous waterfalls, lakes, streams and resorts. The route travels near two raft companies which offer raft trips on the “Roaring Rapids” section of the Peshtigo River – one of the finest stretches of white water in the United States.
The 26 mile portion of Parkway Road from County W north to Goodman has been designated a Rustic Road. Parkway road does include some hills, but is not exceptionally hilly. Convenient starting points are Veteran’s Park, Twin Bridge Park, and Gillis General Store or the Silver Cliff Town Hall on the corner of County C and Parkway Road.
Lower Parkway Road
South of Highway C. Highlights include:
- Veterans and Twin Bridge County Parks and the High Falls Dam
- Old Veteran’s Lake Campground
- Numerous resorts, motels and stores
- Peshtigo River State Forest
Upper Parkway Road
North of Highway C, the road surface can be a bit bumpy and some sections are gravel, but the scenery more than compensates. Highlights include:
- McClintock Campsite on the Peshtigo River
- McClintock Park – Hiking trails and bridges
- Goodman Park – Strong Falls and hiking trails
Thunder Mountain Loop – (20 Miles)
Convenient starting points are Twin Bridge County Park or Veteran’s Memorial Park. Highlights include:
- Views of Thunder mountain on Caldron Falls and Ranch Roads
- Thunder Mountain side trip – turn west off Caldron Falls Road onto Thunder Mountain Road. This road takes you to a network of trails on top of Thunder Mountain – Marinette County’s highest point and best view. The last half mile of road is gravel and climbs 20-300 feet. Bicyclists without mountain bikes should walk their bicycles on this section
- Thunder River Trout Rearing Station
- Governor Thompson State Park
Pike River / Four Seasons Loop – (30-50 Miles)
These two loops stay together for the first 8 miles after Amberg. Convenient starting points are Wausaukee, Amberg or Dave’s Falls Park. Highlights include:
- The Amberg Historical Complex
- Yellow Bridge Rapids – Although no longer yellow, many still call these rapids “Yellow Bridge Rapids”.
The Four Seasons Loop – (45 Miles)
Pembine / Amberg Loop – (32-45 Miles)
Unknown to most bicyclists, this loop is Marinette County’s buried treasure. It links Twelve Foot Falls and Dave’s Falls passing by lakes, creeks, woodlands and waterfalls. The route is consistently rolling but most are not large hills. Highlights include:
- The Amberg Historical Complex
- Twelve Foot Falls County Park
Add in the Morgan Park side trip to enjoy scenic / peaceful Timm’s Lake at Morgan Park. Travel a few miles further and view Marinette County’s tallest waterfall, Long Slide Falls. Another mile will take you to Smalley Falls. Map
Marinette – Menominee Bicycle Routes
Wisconsin – Marinette County Bicycle Route Map
Mountain Bike Trails
Thunder Mountain Trails
A three mile network of trails on top of Thunder Mountain affords spectacular views. Trails are wide and not technically difficult, but include significant elevation gain and loss. The largest climb is 150 feet. Trail maps are posted at each intersection. Map
Lake Noquebay Trails
Comprised of single track trails, this ride includes a few short climbs. The entire system is about 5 miles in length. Trail maps are posted at each intersection. Esker Loop in the northern section may be too wet to ride much of the year. Using the road or backtracking easily bypasses this section. Marsh Spur is usually too wet to navigate on a mountain bike.
Map, www.chappeerapidsaudubonsociety.org or at www.crivitz.com/page.php?id=44
Peshtigo River State Forest
Although there are not designated areas for mountain biking in the Peshtigo River State Forest, the forest is open to this activity, except during winter months when snowmobile trails are open. Mountain bikers may use the snowmobile trails and angler access roads to test their skills. In total, there are over 35 miles of trail riding for mountain biking. This includes the numerous volunteer trails located throughout the forest. Please note these trails are shared with equestrian riders and mountain bikers should yield the right of way to let horses pass. Please respect private landowners and do not trespass. Map
Riverside Park Trails – Niagara (5.5 Miles)
Located on the northern end of the City of Niagara, you can access these walking trails from Highway 141. Take Washington Avenue east about 1/2 mile to Tyler Road, turn left at the 4-way stop. There are three trail heads along the est side of Tyler Road with parking. Take time to hike, bike, cross country ski, or snowshoe in this pristine area. Enjoy the wooded beauty of the seasons along these trails from the upper ridges overlooking the Menominee River Valley or down along the river and wetlands. Map Other Niagara Bicycle Routes. Map
Marinette Cycle Center
1555 Pierce Ave.
Marinette, WI 54143
Phone: (715) 735-5442
Bikeworks of Niagara1111 Roosevelt Road
Niagara, WI 54151
Phone: (906) 282-5106
10537 W. Rost Lake Road
Coleman, WI 54112
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Menominee, MI 49858
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