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“Mountain Biking.”

Lowes Creek County Park
Ranked #11 of 28 things to do in Eau Claire
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Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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167 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Mountain Biking.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2012

Great single track trails for all skill levels around Lowes Creek. Contact CORBA, chippewaoffroad.org for more info.

Visited July 2011
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Lowes Creek Park is an Outdoor Recreational Jewel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2012

Lowes Creek Park is situated just minutes south of Eau Claire with entrances off Lowes Creek Road on the West and Lorch Avenue on the East. The parking fee is $3 per day or $25 for the year. For the most part, the park is fairly flat, but Lowes Creek runs through the center, providing wonderful views of the valley and some challenging terrain. The walking trails double as ski trails in the winter with a deck wide enough for both skating and classic. The Chippewa Off Road Bike Club is charged with developing and maintaining the single track mountain biking trails that are used for snowshoeing in the winter. In the summer, Lowes Creek Park hosts the Firecracker Mountain Bike Race and Trail Run, one of the biggest off road events in the Midwest and the Powder Keg Snow Shoe and Bike Race in the winter. Both are fund-raisers for the park.
The park is home to a surprising variety of wildlife. Besides the expected squirrels, rabbits and song birds, deer, turkeys, grouse, owls, hawks, foxes and the occasional coyote all share the park with the hikers, skiers and bikers. Bring a camera to capture these wild encounters. While most of the park is wooded, with a variety of hard woods, birch and pine, the east field provides a prairie and wetland.
For those looking to enjoy their favorite outdoor activity in a natural setting, there is no better place than Lowes Creek Park. The trail systems are ranked by difficulty, so the level of challenge is easy to guage. For the most part hikers and runners will need light boots or sturdy trail shoes. The single track is fast and flowing with a limited amount of vertical, so pretty much any mountain or cyclocross bike will do. CORBA meets every Monday at 6pm all year for biking, hiking and snowshoeing. See http://www.chippewaoffroad.org for details.

Visited December 2011
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