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Mountain Biking and Other Fun Await You in Standing Rocks Park

Make sure to load your mountain bike onto your roof rack or trailer before your next trip to Portage County. The mountain bike trails at Standing Rocks Park are waiting for you and just begging to be ridden.

Standing Rocks Park is located about seven miles east of the Plover/Stevens Point area in Amherst. Among the attractions in the 524-acre county park are the mountain bike trails. Those trails are open daily from May 1 to mid-November.

Standing Rocks is a hand-built trail created in the early days of singletrack. There are many enhancements but the character remains “rake-n-ride.” There are three stacking loops that combine for a 14.3-mile ride. Each loop has its own unique characteristics. The first is great for teaching traditional singletrack. Next is a traditional trail that has been enhanced. And the final loop is traditional singletrack

There are plenty of fun climbs, roots, and rocks as you wind your way throughout the wooded park. Remember, mountain bikes must stay on designated trails at all times. All singletrack is signed and permits one-way bike traffic only.

After you cool down from your ride, enjoy a game of disc golf at Standing Rocks. There are three disc golf courses: the 12-hole west loop, the 12-hole middle loop, and the 9-hole east loop. There are also approximately 10 miles of trails for walking and running, a dog exercise trail, and a field target archery course. There’s also fishing nearby on Bear Lake, hiking trails, and open areas for other sports. For more information on activities at Standing Rock Park and other updates, please contact the Portage County Parks Department office at 715-346-1433.

The price of park admission is $4 for a daily pass, $30 for an individual season pass, or $60 for a family season pass. Children 12 years and younger are admitted for free.

Standing Rocks Park is located at 7695 Standing Rocks Road, Amherst. From the I-29/County B exit in Plover, drive east on County B for 6.5 miles, and turn right (south) onto Adams Lake Rd. Then head south 1.5 miles, and turn right (west) onto Standing Rocks Road. Proceed west 0.6 mile to the Standing Rocks Park entrance.

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