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Winter Trails

When temperatures and snowfall permits, PHPT grooms some of the local trails for fat biking (>3.8" tires), snow shoeing, and cross-country skiing. Please walk to the side of the trails if pushing your bike to preserve them.
We ask that users avoid the groomed portions of the trails when temperatures are above 32 degrees, are wet, or snow is soft/causing rutting over 1/2 inch deep.
Fat biking etiquette: Please lower tire pressure so you leave less than 1/2-inch ruts. 1-3 psi is typically the best tire pressure range for trail riding. 
Hirsch Farm - CLOSED; NO SNOW
A serious course for the serious fitness enthusiast

This is Platteville's signature single track course, founded back when mountain biking was just becoming mainstream in the USA. In the winter, we groom a smooth trail for fat biking, cross country skiing, and snow shoeing. New in 2020 - we added a flagged snow shoe trail to a beautiful winter waterfall.

Recent Conditions:   

3/1/2020 - CLOSED; please avoid muddy trails.

2/26/2002 - Fat bike trails are icy, but rideable in the morning before the sun starts to thaw the bare spots and turns them to mud or at night. The snowshoe route is icy with lots of bare ground.

2/21/20 - Trails are holding up very well and are in great shape!! Get out and ride in the mornings while they're hard during the next couple days as the weather warms up a bit and they should last until next week's cold snap.

2/18/20 - Trails are groomed, but a little soft. Please let them set-up overnight and they should be in perfect shape to ride Wednesday.

2/17/20 - Fresh snow today!! Trails will be groomed tomorrow throughout the day and ready to enjoy Wed.

2/14/20 - Fat bike trails groomed. Get out and ride!

2/13/20 - 1-2" fresh snow last night!! The plan is to groom in the next 24 hours.

2/11/20 - Groomed PM 2/10; still some ice under soft groomed snow (be careful), remember 1-3 psi for fat biking, snowshoes if hiking.

2/10/20 - 4" fresh snow!!

2/5/20 - Icy, hard, studded tires recommended

Trail Map

Mound View Park - CLOSED; NO SNOW
Beautiful Groomed Single Track Through the Woods

Through a partnership with Platteville Parks and Recreation and Platteville Community Fund, PHPT installed nearly a mile of beautifully flowing singletrack. This course is perfect for beginning riders and other enthusiasts just looking for a little time in the woods. New in 2020 - Grooming classic cross country tracks. Note...the descent in the middle is difficult for intermediate to advanced skiers.  

Recent Conditions:   

3/1/2020 - CLOSED; please avoid muddy trails.

2/26/2002 - Fat bike trails are very icy, but rideable with studded tires as long as the ground is frozen. The sun is thawing bare spots in the middle of the day and turning them to mud. Ski tracks looked to be in decent shape with some bare spots where visible from the bike trails.

2/21/20 - Can't beat these trail conditions! Everything is holding up great! Get out and ride/ski in the mornings while they're hard during the next couple days as the weather warms up a bit and they should last until next week's cold snap.

2/18/20 - Trails are groomed, but a little soft. Please let them set-up overnight and they should be in perfect shape to ride Wednesday. Cross country tracks set too and are in great shape.

2/17/20 - Fresh snow today!! Trails will be groomed tomorrow throughout the day and ready to enjoy Wed.

2/16/20 - Conditions are still great. Groomed trails are holding up. 

2/13/20 - <updated 8:30 PM - Groomed today. Watch for drifting snow> 1-2" fresh snow last night!! Skiing should be good with the light powder in the tracks. The plan is to groom in the next 24 hours. Dress warmly for the cold temps Thu/Fri.

2/11/20 - Groomed PM 2/10; still some ice under soft groomed snow (be careful), remember 1-3 psi for fat

biking, snowshoes if hiking; ski trails may have some patches of grass where snow is thin.

2/10/20 - 4" fresh snow!!

2/5/20 - icy, hard, some bare patches, studded tires recommended for fat bikes

Trail Map 

Memorial Park - CLOSED; NO SNOW
Fast with a combination of prairie and wooded trails

Through a partnership with UW-Platteville Health and Human Performance Department and as snow conditions permit, we groom three flat fat bike/snow shoe/XC ski loops and two loops with classic cross country ski tracks.

Recent Conditions:    

3/1/2020 - WINTER TRAILS CLOSED; please avoid muddy trails.

2/26/2002 - Trails are in remarkable shape considering the recent thaw. The limestone loop (trail on south side of Rountree Branch) is completely skiable with just one or two short bare spots that you can easily ski around/over. There are more bare spots, especially on south facing slopes, and icy spots on the fat bike trails. Ride/ski when ground is frozen to prevent damage to the groomed trails and/or grass trail in bare areas. The sun is thawing bare spots in the middle of the day and turning them to mud.

2/21/20 - Trails are holding up very well and are in great shape!! Get out and ride/ski in the mornings while they're hard during the next couple days as the weather warms up a bit and they should last until next week's cold snap.

2/18/20 - Trails are groomed, but a little soft. Please let them set-up overnight and they should be in perfect shape to ride Wednesday. Cross country tracks set too and are in great shape.

2/17/20 - Fresh snow today!! Trails will be groomed tomorrow throughout the day and ready to enjoy Wed.

2/16/20 - Conditions are still great. Groomed trails are holding up. A few grass spots on the ski trails near the City's WWTP. 

2/14/20 - fat bike/snowshoe trails groomed today.

2/13/20 - <updated 8:30 PM - Ski trails groomed today. Will try to hit fat bike trails Fri> 1-2" fresh snow last night!! Skiing should be good with the light powder in the tracks. The plan is to groom in the next 24 hours. Dress warmly for the cold temps Thu/Fri.

2/11/20 - Groomed PM 2/10; still some ice under soft groomed snow (be careful), remember 1-3 psi for fat

biking, snowshoes if hiking; ski trails may have some patches of grass where snow is thin.

2/10/20 - 4" fresh snow!!

2/5/20 - icy, hard, many bare patches, rough from foot traffic, studded tires recommended for fat bikes

Trail Map

Platteville High School  
Classic Cross Country Ski Tracks              CLOSED - LACK OF SNOW

Through a partnership with Platteville High School, PHPT is grooming classic cross country tracks for student use. Trails are open for public skiing outside school hours and as temperature /conditions permit. Perimeter loops have two sets of tracks for side-by-side skiing. There is a single-track cut-off on the upper loop for beginning skiers to avoid the hill.

 

Recent Conditions:   

2/26/20 - Lots of long bare patches. Probably done for the year.

2/18/20 - Trails are groomed, tracks are set and are in great shape.

2/17/20 - Fresh snow today!! Trails will be groomed tomorrow throughout the day and ready to enjoy Wed.

2/13/20 - <updated 8:30 PM - Groomed today. Watch for drifting snow> 1-2" fresh snow last night!! Skiing should be good with the light powder in the tracks. The plan is to groom in the next 24 hours. Dress warmly for the cold temps Thu/Fri.

2/11/20 - Groomed PM 2/10; still some ice under soft groomed snow; ski trails may have some patches of grass where snow is thin.

2/10/20 - 4" fresh snow!!

2/4/20 - icy, hard, some bare patches

Trail Map 

In the Works
More trail, more fun