La Crosse, Wisconsin (WI) Trails & Maps

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  • 400 State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 22.3 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The 400 State Trail travels between Reedsburg and Elroy on 22.3 miles of old Chicago and North Western Railroad line. The trail's curious name has an obvious origin. It is named for the train—Number 400—that traveled 400 miles from Chicago to ...
  • Elroy-Sparta State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 32 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The history of the Elroy-Sparta State Trail is almost as fun as the ride. In its prime this section of the Chicago and North Western Railroad supplied markets in Chicago and Madison with goods from Minnesota, northern Iowa and the Dakotas. Countless ...
  • Great River State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 24 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Great River State Trail follows the shores of the Mississippi River in western Wisconsin. The trail meanders through 24.4 miles of river marsh, thick hardwood forests and bucolic farmland. It is a wonderful nature escape and a reflection ...
  • Harmony-Preston Valley Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 18 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Harmony-Preston Valley State Trail runs for 18 miles on a north–south line between the town of Harmony and the Root River State Trail between Lanesboro and Fountain. The paved trail is mostly level, although a section just north of Harmony ...
  • Hillsboro State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 4.3 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The 4.3-mile Hillsboro State Trail will make you feel instantly at home. Easy and flat, this gravel trail will take you on a short excursion from Hillsboro to Union Center. But this trail is more of a draw for what it connects you to than for ...
  • La Crosse River State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 22 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The La Crosse River State Trail is a link in a chain of rail-trails that connect more than 100 miles. This 21-mile trail leads you from the industrial river community of La Crosse to Sparta, the self-proclaimed biking capital of the United States. ...
  • Omaha Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 12.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel

    This 14-mile limestone trail is a gorgeous offshoot from a 100-mile continuous trail corridor that includes the Great River State Trail, La Crosse River State Trail, Elroy-Sparta State Trail and the 400 State Trail. The Omaha Trail's gentle ...
  • Paint Creek Trail (IA)

    Rail-Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    Iowa's Yellow River State Forest contains a sprawling network of hiking, equestrian and bicycle trails. The Paint Creek Trail, which occupies a segment of an abandoned railroad corridor, is the only rail-trail in the 8,500 acre forest. The trail ...
  • Root River State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MN
    Length: 42 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Along much of its route the Root River State Trail follows the winding course of its namesake river for 42 miles through the Minnesota towns of Fountain, Lanesboro, Whalan, Peterson, Rushford and Houston. The paved trail is mostly level, although ...
  • Trout Run Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 11 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    Trout Run Trail forms an 11-mile loop around Decorah, providing access to many of the area's natural treasures and views of beautiful Iowa countryside. Although there are many places to hop on the trail, one of the best is the Decorah Fish ...
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