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Unread 05-12-2014, 09:33 AM   #1
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Any unmaintained roads near the border of IL/WI?

Looking for service roads/ logging trails/ dirt roads, forestry roads anything that I can take my Jeep through.

IL has no trails but if it is near madison then I might come take a looksy.

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Unread 05-12-2014, 05:15 PM   #2
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Looking for service roads/ logging trails/ dirt roads, forestry roads anything that I can take my Jeep through.

IL has no trails but if it is near madison then I might come take a looksy.
Everything from the IL boarder to Madison is cornfield. The southern most logging/fire roads in WI are near Black River WI, way northwest of Madison. They are about as challenging as any gravel road. But still scenic and might give you some pinstripes. You will need to drive up to Crivitz WI (Nicolet National Forest) or the U.P. to find anything worth doing.

You might want to spend some time on Google earth and look for high tension power lines that run towards Chicago... they sometimes have unmaintained access/maintenance roads that follow them. Or just hop on any of Illinois DOT roads - those are unmaintained and bumpy.
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Unread 05-14-2014, 05:05 AM   #3
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Sand logging trails near wisconsin rapids, havent been there in years. A couple of nice soft hill climbs. Too far?
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Unread 05-15-2014, 03:58 PM   #4
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To the OP. Since you are in IL, there's Cliffs insane terrain park, the Silver Lake Sand Dunes and the Badlands off road park. All within reasonable distance. Might want to check it out.
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Unread 07-28-2014, 08:22 PM   #5
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South River Road that runs along the Mississippi up near Galena/Hanover. there's two halves to it because a downed bridge (or maybe road washout) separates them. The northern section is cool, runs under Chestnut Mountain Ski Resort, but the southern section is cooler and has some good (for Illinois) climbs. Probably nothing you couldn't do in 2wd, but it's pretty scenic and it's only 1 lane.
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