Portage, 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • Bannerman Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass, Sand

    The Bannerman Trail is open but largely unimproved between the communities of Redgranite and Neshkoro on a former Chicago and North Western Railway corridor. The dirt, grass and sand surface might make cycling difficult; road bikes are not recommended. The ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Mascoutin Valley State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 20.1 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Grass, Gravel

    The Mascoutin Valley State Park Trail has two segments along an abandoned corridor of the Chicago & North Western Railroad. The eastern segment runs 9.7 miles between SR 26/Main Street in Rosendale and Rolling Meadows Drive near Fond du Lac. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Northwestern Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 2.8 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    The Northwestern Trail begins near the public library in downtown Ripon, a charming small town in eastern Wisconsin. History buffs may want to head a few blocks south from this endpoint to explore the Little White Schoolhouse (303 Blackburn ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Pine River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 14.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Pine River Trail winds on an abandoned railroad corridor between Richland Center and Lone Rock in scenic Richland County. Trail users are treated to stunning views of river bluffs, marshland and dense woodlands, as well as famous Wisconsin ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Wild Goose State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 34.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Wild Goose State Trail is a premier rail-trail, spanning approximately 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, ...
  • 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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