Jefferson, Wisconsin (WI) Trails & Maps

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  • Main Street Bike Path

    State: IL
    Length: 1.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    In the Village of Roscoe, a paved path of just over a mile parallels Main Street (which becomes Frontage Road) and then continues along the south side of McDonald Road, a quiet residential street. Near the intersection of the two streets, the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Beerline Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 3.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Beerline Trail, so named because the corridor was once used by freight trains transporting the ingredients for beer to some of Milwaukee’s famous breweries, has contributed to the revitalization of neighborhoods adjacent to the Milwaukee ...
  • Brown Deer Recreational Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Brown Deer Recreational Trail runs through the Village of Brown Deer, a suburb of Milwaukee. The tree-line route parallels an active rail line through commercial and residential areas. Mid-way, you can cross the tracks to enter the Village ...
  • Bugline Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 14 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    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 14-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 ...
  • Cannonball Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Cannonball Path is currently being developed on a railbanked Union Pacific corridor from near downtown Madison to Fitchburg, a southern suburb. A substantial portion of the paved trail is complete between Madison’s Beltline—including a new ...
  • 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 ...
  • City of Franklin Hike and Bike Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The City of Franklin Hike and Bike 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Eisenbahn State Trail

    Rail-Trail

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

    The Eisenbahn State Trail (a.k.a the Eden to West Bend Trail) occupies a former Chicago and North Western Railroad corridor that was originally called the "Air Line" because of its direct route passenger service between Chicago and Green Bay. ...
  • 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, ...
  • Glacial Drumlin State Trail

    Rail-Trail

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

    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 ...
  • Hank Aaron State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 13.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    NOTE: The Hank Aaron State Trail will be closed from 94th Place to the Oak Leaf Trail for the construction of bridges and structures over the trail until the summer of 2017. For more information, please visit the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. The ...
  • 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 ...
  • Harrison Avenue/Mulford Road Bike Path

    State: IL
    Length: 3.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    In southeastern Rockford, a paved pathway begins at a connection with the Charles Street Community Path then heads south along Mulford Road through a residential area. At Harrison Avenue, the path travels east along the roadway for about a block ...
  • 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, ...
  • Kinnickinnic River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 2.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Kinnickinnic River Trail (called the KK River Trail by locals) runs just over 2 miles in southern Milwaukee, following the river through a densely populated and industrial corridor. The trail links the neighborhoods of Lincoln Village and Bay ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Lake Geneva Bike Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 8.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Lake Geneva Bike Path runs through the scenic resort city, offering connections to many of the community’s amenities. The trail has five unique, color-coded segments. The Blue Route is the rail-trail portion of the bike path and also ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Oak Leaf Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 116.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Oak Leaf Trail is the jewel in the crown of Milwaukee County's extensive trail system. The trail meanders more than 100 miles in and around the city of Milwaukee on a changing terrain of flat rural plains and hilly city streets. Nearly a quarter ...
  • Ozaukee Interurban Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 30.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Ozaukee Interurban Trail is an excellent 30-mile, paved path through the communities of Belgium, Port Washington, Grafton, Cedarburg, Mequon and Thiensville. The majority of this trail follows an old electric rail line corridor, though there ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 border in Genoa City, Wisconsin, and ending in Algonquin, Illinois. The trail is a beautiful piece of nature ...
  • Puri Path

    State: IL
    Length: 2.4 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 ...
  • 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 in Roscoe. From there, it continues along Rowena Street, paralleling State Route 251, through a residential area until it goes ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Starkweather Creek Path

    State: WI
    Length: 3.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Starkweather Creek Path traces the waterway north from the Capital City State Trail through Madison’s eastern neighborhoods of Starkweather, Worthington Park, Eken Park and Carpenter-Ridgeway. The scenic trail also features two dedicated ...
  • 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 ...
  • Upper Yahara River Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 2.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Boardwalk

    In south-central Wisconsin, the Upper Yahara River Trail connects the communities of DeForest and Windsor along a beautiful wooded waterway. The trail is paved (with boardwalk over some environmentally sensitive sections) and well maintained ...
  • WE Energies Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel

    The WE Energies Trail, so named because it uses a Wisconsin Energy Corporation utility corridor for much of its route, links Racine and Oak Creek in Racine and Milwaukee counties. Despite the presence of power lines, the trail’s journey through ...
  • West Allis Cross Town Connector

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 0.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Although short, the West Allis Cross Town Connector represents an important start to a future link between three trails in Milwaukee County. Currently, the trail begins at a junction with the New Berlin Recreation Trail and Oak Leaf Trail north ...
  • 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 ...
  • Wingra Creek Path

    State: WI
    Length: 1.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Wingra Creek Path—also known as the Wingra Bike Path—runs along the winding waterway in Madison. The trail provides a critical link from the neighborhoods south of downtown Madison to the Capital City State Trail and several city parks. At ...
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