Perrot Ridge/Brady's Bluff Figure 8
ElevationAscent: 770' 235 m
Descent: -775' -236 m
High: 1,149' 350 m
Low: 704' 214 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 48% (26°)
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“A nice route that provides beautiful vistas, some elevation, and is a combo of technical singletrack and doubletrack.”— Rick M
During the winter, when ample snow is on the ground, the portions of this route that use the cross-country ski trails are off-limits to those on foot and snowshoers. Park rangers mark/blaze alternate routes that will keep you off of those sections.
The use of trekking poles helps with this route. During the winter, snowshoes or spikes will be very helpful as it can be very slick and icy.
It is a great workout as it provides a number of nice elevation gains and descents and there are a number of beautiful vistas and views of the Mississippi River Valley along the run. You'll also be able to enjoy two of the highlights of the area, the summits of Brady's Bluff and Perrot Ridge. These scenic areas are great places to rest, and provide a sense of accomplishment for all.
Just over half of this route is composed of singletrack that can be technical at times, requiring balance checks and stable footing over rocky terrain, particularly on the steepest sections. The portions of the run that use the Perrot State Park Cross-Country Ski/Hiking Trails are wide doubletrack that serve as groomed cross-country ski trails in the winter.
NOTE - the doubletrack areas are closed to foot traffic/snowshoeing in the winter but alternate routes are marked by rangers and available.
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Land Manager: Wisconsin DNR - Perrot State Park