Bluff Forest Cycling


What to Bring

Water bottle
+ a bit of energy
Half Day
> 10 Miles
3 Stops

The 12.6-mile stretch of bike trail between Rushford and Houston is the longest stretch between towns on the Root River Trail. If you like the idea of immersing yourself in quiet natural surroundings, this is your bike trip.

What to Expect

A quiet section of bike trail, away from the touristy areas and immersed in bluff forest. Expect a mostly flat, paved trail that winds along the Root River, with the exception of a mile-long hilly area near Cushon's Peak. Do not expect phone service in most areas along this trail section.


  • Rushford Depot Museum Visitor ...
  • Houston Nature Center
  • Rushford Restaurants

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About Root River Trail

A collection of communities along the Root River sharing some adventures available for everyone to discover!

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