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400 State Trail

22.3 miles
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 ...
Crushed Stone

Badger State Trail

40 miles
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. ...
Asphalt
Crushed Stone

Bannerman Trail

7 miles
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 ...
Dirt
Grass
Sand

Campus Drive Pedestrian and Bicycle Path

0.8 miles
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 ...
Asphalt

Cannonball Path

3.9 miles
The Cannonball Path runs on a railbanked Union Pacific corridor from near downtown Madison to Fitchburg, a southern suburb. A majority of the paved trail is complete between Madison's Beltline—including a new bridge over the busy highway and ...
Asphalt

Capital City State Trail

17 miles
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 ...
Asphalt

Elroy-Sparta State Trail

32 miles
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 ...
Crushed Stone

Glacial Drumlin State Trail

51.6 miles
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 ...
Asphalt
Crushed Stone
Gravel

Hillsboro State Trail

4.3 miles
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 ...
Crushed Stone

Mascoutin Valley State Trail

20.1 miles
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. ...
Crushed Stone
Grass
Gravel

Military Ridge State Trail

45 miles
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 ...
Asphalt
Crushed Stone

Northwestern Trail

2.8 miles
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 ...
Dirt
Grass
Gravel

Omaha Trail

12.5 miles
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 ...
Asphalt
Gravel

Pheasant Branch Conservancy Trail

4.2 miles
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 ...
Crushed Stone

Pheasant Branch Creek Corridor Trail

1.4 miles
The Pheasant Branch Creek Corridor Trail follows a lush wooded creek through Middleton, a northwestern suburb of Wisconsin’s state capital. Its east end is anchored by the beautiful Pheasant Branch Conservancy; one can cross to the north ...
Asphalt

Pine River Trail

14.3 miles
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 ...
Asphalt
Crushed Stone

Southwest Commuter Path

5.6 miles
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. ...
Asphalt

Starkweather Creek Path

3.1 miles
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 ...
Asphalt

Upper Yahara River Trail

2.7 miles
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 ...
Asphalt
Boardwalk

Wild Goose State Trail

34.4 miles
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, ...
Asphalt
Crushed Stone

Wingra Creek Path

1.9 miles
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 ...
Asphalt

Yahara River Bike Path

0.9 miles
The Yahara River Bike Path, on the northeastern side of Madison, is anchored by Tenney Park on one end and the 17-mile Capital City Trail on the other. From one recreational amenity to the other, the paved trail offers views of the river as ...
Asphalt