Janesville, Wisconsin (WI) Trails & Maps

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  • Badger State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 40 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Badger State Trail runs from the Illinois border to the southern neighborhoods of Madison. The first 34 miles from Illinois to Purcell Road near Fitchburg have a crushed limestone surface, while the remaining 6 miles into Madison are paved. ...
  • Bauer Memorial Path

    State: IL
    Length: 1.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Bauer Memorial Path provides a short route through residential and commercial areas of Machesney Park, a northern suburb of Rockford. The trail begins at the Harlem Community Center and travels in a straight line west along Roosevelt Road ...
  • Baumann Park Recreation Path

    State: IL
    Length: 1.25 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Baumann Park is adjacent to the Kishwaukee River in Cherry Valley, a community on the outskirts of Rockford in northern Illinois. A paved pathway runs through the park and loops around Baumann Park Lake. The park offers a playground, baseball ...
  • Bugline Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 12 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt

    Broad blue skies strung with white cloud wisps; gem-green fields harboring cattails and butterflies; canopied glens giving way to cavernous quarries. It's all part of the ride on the 12-mile Bugline Recreation Trail in and around Menomonee Falls, ...
  • Campus Drive Pedestrian and Bicycle Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 0.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Madison’s Campus Drive Pedestrian and Bicycle Path is a short trail linking the city’s west side with the University of Wisconsin’s agricultural facilities. Both the heart of the university and the downtown area of Madison are just a short trek ...
  • Capital City State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 17 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    NOTE: The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources requires a trail pass for cyclists and inline skaters for the Nine Springs E-way portion of this trail (9 miles), but Dane County provides free passes for frequent commuters. If you want ...
  • Chain O' Lakes Bike Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 3.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Chain O' Lakes Bike Path is a paved trail that runs between E. Grand Avenue in Fox Lake and Grant Woods Forest Preserve to the east. The trail parallels the railroad track and Rollins Road/CR 31, passing by the Ingleside Metra station before ...
  • Charles Street Community Path

    State: IL
    Length: 2.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Charles Street Community Path offers a neighborhood route through southeastern Rockford, connecting residents to CherryVale Mall on its eastern end. On its western end, Alpine Park is just north of the trail's terminus, offering recreational ...
  • Cheese Country Recreation Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 47 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    If you're looking for an invigorating motorized trail experience, the Cheese Country Trail (a.k.a. the Tri-County Trail) will not disappoint. The 47-mile trail meanders through the heart of southwest Wisconsin's Driftless Area, a massive tract ...
  • Dorr Road Bike Path

    State: IL
    Length: 2.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Dorr Road Bike Path begins at South Beloit Municipal Park and parallels the roadway for its entire length. The views are primarily residential. After about three-quarters of a mile (from the northern endpoint), a short spur along Prairie ...
  • Fox River Trail (Waukesha)

    State: WI
    Length: 6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Fox River Trail runs diagonally along its namesake waterway through Waukesha in southeastern Wisconsin (just outside of Milwaukee). A trailhead at the E.B. Shurts Environmental Education Center in the Fox River Sanctuary offers water, restrooms, ...
  • Galena River Trail Extension

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface:

    The Galena River Trail will extend from the current terminus South along the rail corridor to River Road. This will ad about 2.5 miles to the current trail, the town of Galens hopes to be in construction in 2012.
  • Glacial Drumlin State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 51.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    Note: Trail passes are required year-round for cyclists and inline skaters, ages 16 and up. You can buy them at self-registration stations on the trail or at select parks and private businesses. The passes are good for all state trails. Hikers ...
  • Glacial River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 8.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    Before hopping on the Glacial River Trail to see the sights, consider beginning your journey at the Hoard Historical Museum in Fort Atkinson. The museum is named after the Hoard family behind the nationally distributed dairy farm magazine "Hoard's ...
  • Grant Woods Bike Path

    State: IL
    Length: 5.9 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    About an hour northwest of Chicago, the beautiful Grant Woods Forest Preserve spans more than 1,000 acres, offering an outdoor respite of prairie, woodlands and marshes. The crushed limestone pathway runs north-south through the park, providing ...
  • H.U.M. Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 3.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The H.U.M. Trail (a.k.a. the Huntley–Union–Morengo Trail) runs for 3.5 miles, arrow-straight, next to the old railroad tracks between Morengo and Union. This pleasant corridor passes among cultivated fields between to the two towns, with occasional ...
  • Harlem Township Bike Path

    State: IL
    Length: 1.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Harlem Township Bike Path lies not far from the Rock River in western Machesney Park in the Rockford metropolitan area. The trail consists of a lower (southwest) and an upper (northeast) loop in the community's Schoonmaker Park, as well ...
  • Hebron Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 5.2 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Gravel

    Open to runners, walkers, bikers and equestrians, the rustic and rural Hebron Trail provides the perfect nature escape. The trail does include a very small section of road that crosses an active rail line, but it is a lightly used county road. ...
  • Hononegah Recreation Path

    State: IL
    Length: 3.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Hononegah Recreation Path begins near the State Route 2 bridge over the Rock River in Rockton, a small town about 4 miles south of the Illinois–Wisconsin border. The paved trail follows Hononegah Road (County Highway 8) southeast for 3 miles, ...
  • Jane Addams Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 14.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    Stretching north from Freeport, Illinois, to the Wisconsin state line, the Jane Addams Trail is a natural wonder. Expect to see birds and wild animals-from exotic aerial hunters, such as owls and hawks, to run-of-the-mill squirrels and deer. ...
  • Kinstone Recreational Path

    State: IL
    Length: 0.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel

    From Main Street and Elevator Road in Roscoe, the scenic Kinstone Recreational Path winds its way northeast through woodlands along the north branch of Kinnikinnick Creek to the Stone Bridge Trail. Alternatively, you can head southwest from ...
  • Kishwaukee River Recreation Path

    State: IL
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Kishwaukee River Recreation Path runs for 2.5 miles in Cherry Valley on the outskirts of Rockford in northern Illinois. The well-maintained, asphalt trail connects the Kishwaukee River Forest Preserve with Blackhawk Springs Forest Preserve. ...
  • Kishwaukee Riverfront Path

    State: IL
    Length: 6.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Kishwaukee Riverfront Path winds nearly 7 miles through downtown Belvidere, east of Rockford in northern Illinois. As its name implies, the paved scenic trail follows the waterway for most of its journey through the Spencer Conservation ...
  • Lake Country Recreation Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 15.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Lake Country Recreation Trail runs from the western edge of Waukesha to Oconomowoc in Wisconsin’s Lake Country area. Most of the trail was built on a former Milwaukee-Watertown Interurban Railway right-of-way, now shared with Wisconsin Electric ...
  • Leland Path

    State: IL
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Although a relatively short trail, the Leland Path provides an important connection between the Hononegah Recreation Path and the Stone Bridge Trail. The pleasant, tree-dotted pathway travels through residential neighborhoods, as well as some ...
  • Long Prairie Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 14.43 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Long Prairie Trail began life as a section of the Kenosha Division Rail Line in the 1850s, when most small communities in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin were serviced by the crisscrossing tracks of the "KD" Line as it traveled ...
  • Mel Anderson Memorial Path

    State: IL
    Length: 2.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Mel Anderson Memorial Path, named for a long-serving alderman of the Seventh Ward, stretches nearly 3 miles, connecting Lockwood Park, Searls Park, Bressler Park and Talcott-Page Park. Mid-way, the trail offers access to the Northwest Community ...
  • Military Ridge State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 45 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    Note: Trail passes are required year-round for cyclists and inline skaters, ages 16 and up. You can buy them at self-registration stations on the trail or at select parks and private businesses. The passes are good for all state trails. Hikers ...
  • Moraine Hills State Park Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 11.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    Moraine Hills State Park Trail offers a wonderful experience for any geology or nature aficionado. A moraine is an accumulation of earth and stones carried and finally deposited by a glacier. Throughout the park, one can see the glacial till, ...
  • Muskego Recreation Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 6.7 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt

    The Muskego Recreation Trail follows a corridor originally used by the Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light, an interurban railroad in southeastern Wisconsin. The corridor was later acquired by Wisconsin Electric Power Company, which is known ...
  • New Berlin Recreation Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The New Berlin Trail runs east–west, arrow straight, through Milwaukee's western suburbs, between Waukesha and West Allis. You will find a very smooth flat trip with a slight downhill advantage if you travel west to east. The first 5.5 miles ...
  • Oregon Park East Bike Path

    State: IL
    Length: 0.25 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Oregon Park East Bike Path is nestled along the east bank of the Rock River in the small town of Oregon in northern Illinois. The 23-acre park offers athletic facilities, restrooms, grills, and picnic tables, as well as an observation deck for ...
  • Peace Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Peace Trail is a scenic tree-shaded route paralleling the Rock River and an active rail line in southern Wisconsin's Janesville. At its northern end, the pathway merges with the Rock River Parkway Trail, which continues east another 2.5 ...
  • Pecatonica Prairie Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 12.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Pecatonica Prairie Trail, formerly known as the Pecatonica Prairie Path, is a 12.5-mile rail-trail extending from the western edge of Rockport to the Winnebago–Stephenson county line west of Pecatonica. The crushed limestone-surfaced route ...
  • Pelishek-Tiffany Nature Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 6 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The Pelishek-Tiffany Nature Trail runs for 6 miles along an abandoned railroad corridor, between the towns of Allens Grove and Clinton. The trail is open to snowmobiles, cyclists, horseback riders and cross-country skiers. The wooded trail passes ...
  • Perryville Path

    State: IL
    Length: 6.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Perryville Path runs nearly 7 miles, connecting the communities of Loves Park and Rockford, not far from the northern border of Illinois. A pleasant place to begin your journey is Rock Cut State Park, a beautiful forested area abounding ...
  • Pheasant Branch Conservancy Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 4.2 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Pheasant Branch Conservancy Trail forms a loop within the scenic Pheasant Branch Conservancy, a natural area containing a marsh, meadows, forest and hills. The area is home to a vast array of wildlife, including frogs and deer. Birdwatchers ...
  • Prairie Trail (IL)

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 28 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

    The Prairie Trail—not to be confused with the Illinois Prairie Path—is a 28-mile route starting just 0.8 mile from the Wisconsin–Illinois boarder in Genoa City, Wisconsin, and ending in Algonquin, Illinois. The trail is a beautiful piece of ...
  • Puri Path

    State: IL
    Length: 1.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Puri Path is a paved route in Rock Cut State Park, a beautiful outdoor destination of more than 3,000 acres for the city of Rockford. The path runs through the heavily wooded northeast corner of the park, ending at the park road just north ...
  • Richard Bong State Recreation Area Road Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 1.7 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Richard Bong State Recreation Area, encompassing more than 4,000 acres, is situated in Kansasville, a small town in southeast Wisconsin. The park has amenities for a plethora of activities, including hiking, mountain biking, cross-country ...
  • Ridgefield Trace

    State: IL
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Ridgefield Trace currently consists of two short segments open for use. The western section runs from McHenry County College on US 14 in Crystal Lake to just west of N. Oak Street. Active railroad tracks prevent direct access to the eastern ...
  • Riverside Recreational Path

    State: IL
    Length: 0.63 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    The Riverside Recreational Path begins as a gravel lane at the base of Riverside Park on the banks of the Rock River. From there, it continues along Rowena Street, paralleling State Route 251, through a residential area until it goes under 251 ...
  • Rock River Parkway Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 2.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Rock River Parkway Trail in Janesville runs between Rockport Park and S. Jackson Street bridge on the north side of the river. Here, at the trail's eastern terminus, you can easily link to Spring Brook Trail from the end of Riverside Drive. ...
  • Rock River Recreation Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 10 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The paved Rock River Recreation Trail winds throughout downtown Rockford and environs, following the east bank of the Rock River through Shorewood Park and Martin Memorial Park. Officially, the trail begins at Davis Park on the west bank of ...
  • Rock Valley College Path

    State: IL
    Length: 2.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Rock Valley College Path is a paved route looping around and through its namesake campus in Rockford. At its southern end, it connects to the Spring Brook Road bike lanes that continue east to the Perryville Path, which provides access to ...
  • Rockton Main Street Path

    State: IL
    Length: 0.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Rockton Main Street Path is situated off the Rock River on the southern end of downtown Rockton, a charming Midwestern village near the Illinois–Wisconsin border. It begins at Settler's Park, which offers views of the waterway, athletic ...
  • Rote Road Multi-Use Path

    State: IL
    Length: 0.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Rote Road Multi-Use Path offers a paved route along the south side of Rote Road in eastern Rockford. It travels for nearly a mile, providing access to neighborhoods, businesses, and the Aldeen Golf Club. At N. Perryville Road, you can connect ...
  • Saelens Park Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The paved trail running through Nick Saelens Memorial Park is a pretty one, with a loop around a small pond and much of it following a tree-lined creek. The park is nestled in the Village of Durand in northern Illinois and offers athletic facilities, ...
  • Seven Waters Bike Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 17.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel

    The Seven Waters Bike Trail is a scenic corridor stretching more than 17 miles north–south between Burlington and Muskego Lake into Waukesha County. The trail was originally three trails, locally called Burlington, Waterford–Wind Lake and Norway, ...
  • Southwest Commuter Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 5.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    A quick trip on Madison's 5.6-mile Southwest Commuter Path conceals the full scale of this path. It's also the northern segment of the Badger State Trail, which travels 40 miles to the state line and continues for another 32 miles into Illinois. ...
  • Spring Brook Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 5.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Janesville's Spring Brook Trail provides an important non-motorized route to many of the city's popular recreational amenities. The pathway begins just off the eastern terminus of the Rock River Parkway Trail and crosses the river on its journey ...
  • Stone Bridge Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 5.8 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Built on a former rail bed dating back to the 1850s, the Stone Bridge Trail provides a crushed limestone pathway through rural countryside. A highlight of the trail is passage on Stone Bridge over the scenic South Kinnikinnick Creek. Built in ...
  • Stone Mill Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IL
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Stone Mill Trail runs between Lawrence Road in Harvard and Maxon Road in Chemung. The 1.5-mile, paved trail mostly parallels County Highway 17 (Ramer Road) and active railroad tracks, and will eventually be extended along the railroad right-of-way ...
  • Sugar River State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 25 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    If you can't make it to Switzerland do the next best thing: take the Sugar River State Trail to "America's Little Switzerland"—New Glarus, Wisconsin. Settled in 1845 by a small tribe of Swiss pioneers, New Glarus today is a living monument to ...
  • Swanson Park Recreation Path

    State: IL
    Length: 2.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Swanson Park Recreation Path is sometimes known as the Cherry Valley Path as it's located in the Village of Cherry Valley on the outskirts of Rockford in northern Illinois. The paved path travels along a tree-lined creek through picturesque ...
  • White River State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 19 miles
    Surface: Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel

    As of 2012, the White River State Trail runs for a total of 19 miles in two separate segments. The Walworth County segment is 12 miles long and runs between Elkhorn and just west of the city of Burlington. The Racine County section is 7 miles ...
  • Wild Goose State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 34 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Woodchips

    The Wild Goose State Trail is a premier rail-trail, spanning nearly 35 miles in Dodge and Fond du Lac counties. If you are looking for a peaceful and beautiful place to visit, this trail has it all. Almost the entire trail is tree-covered, very ...
  • Williamson Parkway Bike Path

    State: IL
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Williamson Parkway Bike Path offers a pleasant, paved route through a residential area in southern Rockton. The mile-long trail follows its namesake roadway from Freeport Road (also known as S. Blackhawk Boulevard) south to Wagon Wheel Road. ...
  • Willow Creek Path

    State: IL
    Length: 2.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Willow Creek Path is a pleasant, tree-lined trail that follows its namesake creek for most of its journey through the communities of Machesney Park and Loves Park in the Rockford metropolitan area. It extends from Harlem High School into ...
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