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Off-Road Trails: Wisconsin

Off-road adventure is abundant in the cheesehead state

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Wisconsin is best known for its cheese and breweries, but others might know it as the “forward” state. Moving forward through the trails here should be loads of family fun in your SXS. Bordering on two of the great lakes, this state offers many options for those seeking that wild wooded riding to make lasting memories. If you happen to have one of the new Honda Talons, then you have all you need for off-road adventure. Life is better with Honda in Wisconsin.

Off-road terrain in this state consists of rolling hills, rocky trail systems and during or just after the spring thaw you will find plenty of mud. Most trails will remain closed in winter months until the snow melts or until the local authorities deem it okay to ride the trails. Varying terrain gives the Honda Talon owner plenty of fun and exciting time when they finally swing open the gates.

When it comes to lodging in Wisconsin, you will find ample primitive and RV camp locations across the state. There are also many main stream hotels and some VRBO or bed and breakfast type locations as well. Making an entire week of adventure here is as simple as a little planning.

Size 20 Miles of Trails on 2,500 Acres

Skill Level All

Trailhead New Rome, Wis.

Bentley Hills ATV Trail System

Size 20 Miles of Trails on 2,500 Acres

Skill Level All

Trailhead New Rome, Wis.

Also known as the Monroe Prairie ATV park, this 2,500-acre facility gives riders of all ages and skill levels a chance to experience what off-road riding is all about. Cruising the wooded trails is pretty easy here and the trails consist of mainly hard pack with some sections of loose soil. The pine tree and hardwood forest provides plenty of shade for stopping on the trail to chat about your ride. If you happen to have a Honda Talon 1000X or Talon 1000R, you will not have any trouble talking to your riding partner in the comfortable and quiet cab. The comfort of the high back seating might actually lend to a short nap under the shade tree while others catch up!

Honda Talon Washington

Distance 36 Miles

Skill Level All

Trailhead Mondovi, Wis.

Buffalo River Trail

Distance 36 Miles

Skill Level All

Trailhead Mondovi, Wis.

This system of trail is operated by the Wisconsin DNR and runs alongside the Buffalo River. Staging areas are located in Mondovi as well as Fairchild townships and you can reach any portion of the trail system from both. Consisting of mainly old railroad bed, this trail is almost always smooth, so any skill level rider can negotiate the terrain. The key to this location are the many scenic views along family farms and unmolested property there. Simply engaging the AT mode (automatic transmission mode) in your Honda Talon and allowing that gear-on-gear dual clutch transmission to do the shifting for you will let you enjoy the experience with your family or friend in the passenger seat. With the plush FOX Podium 2.0 QS3 suspension handling the bumps in the road, you are sure to enjoy this trail system.

Distance 70 Miles

Skill Level All

Trailhead • Fifield, Wis.

Flambeau Trail System

Distance 70 Miles

Skill Level All

Trailhead • Fifield, Wis.

This trail system is located in the Chequamegon National Forest and provides your family of SXS riders with over 70 miles of old forest service roads and a few snowmobile roads. There is a variety of terrain here and enough adventure for everyone. Consisting of light mud, rock hard pack and plenty of high canopy for shade, you should be able to stretch the legs on your Honda Talon 1000X easily. Camping is also permitted here in designated areas for a small fee. If you have that big RV to tow the Honda Talon SXS, you won’t have any trouble finding a place to park it for the night.

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