Between Marquette and Columbia County just north east of Portage, Wisconsin is Rustic Road #104. It’s about a 5 mile route, all paved thankfully. Some parts of the road are a bit on the rough side but nothing too bad.
The French Creek Wildlife Area and John Muir State Natural Area are both nearby, definitely a must check out if you are riding this one!
View more details of the Wisconsin Rustic Road #104 here.
It is my goal to complete all 122+ of these Wisconsin Rustic Roads in the next couple years. Slowly checking off each road by counties. Some of these roads have beeb updated, while others are gravel/dirt roads that have a very small amount of signage that could be completely missed.
Read all of my moto-adventures by checking them out here.
The Rustic Road system is a system of Wisconsin scenic roads. They differ from the main trunkline highway system in that they are not meant to be major through routes, but lightly traveled local access, and are to meet minimum standards for natural features.
Every Rustic Road is unique, but all:
A Rustic Road may be dirt, gravel or paved road. It may be one-way or two-way. It also may have bicycle or hiking paths adjacent to or incorporated in the roadway area.
The maximum speed limit on a Rustic Road has been established by law at 45 mph. A speed limit as low as 30 mph may be established by the local governing authority.
How do you know if it’s a Rustic Road?
Unique brown and yellow signs mark the routes of all officially-designated Rustic Roads. A small placard beneath the Rustic Roads sign identifies each Rustic Road by its numerical designation within the total statewide system.
Each Rustic Road is identified by a 1- to 3-digit number assigned by the Rustic Roads Board. To avoid confusion with the State Trunk Highway numbering, a letter “R” prefix is used such as R-50 or R-120. WisDOT pays the cost of furnishing and installing Rustic Roads marking signs.