Biking at Devil’s Lake State Park

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Bicycles are only allowed on the Uplands Loop and a connector trail which provides about 8 total miles of bike trail. The Loop Steinke Basin section of the trail offers some medium effort sections but cyclists will soon find themselves climbing over 200 feet to ride the fairly challenging top of the Uplands. Dirt Tracks, loose rock, ruts and embedded boulders create potential hazards on some sections of the trail. Cyclists also need to be mindful of hikers and their pets who often use this trail as well.

Map showing elevation changes along the Uplands trail loop.

Map showing elevation changes along the Uplands trail loop.

All Devil’s Lake State Park Rules apply. You will not leave the park on this trail although it may seem like you’re miles from anywhere. Even on peak days at the park, portions of the Uplands Loop will still be almost void of people however please be mindful of hikers and pets you may encounter along the way.  (Only the Uplands & Connector trail are open to bikes.) Cars parking at Steinke Basin still require a State Park Admission Sticker.


Mirror Lake State Park also has a variety of bike trails of varying difficulty.  For cyclists who prefer staying on black top, the rural roads outside Devil’s Lake that travel through the Baraboo hills are very popular, but again, they can be challenging due to the hilly landscape.

More Bike Trails outside of Devil’s Lake State Park including the 400 Bike Trail