Horseback Riding Trails in Wisconsin

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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 ...
  • Ahnapee State Park Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 44 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Ahnapee State Trail is an excursion through farmland and forest, and for about 5 miles it traverses the Ahnapee River as it flows to Lake Michigan. The 44-mile trail runs from Sturgeon Bay in the north to 2 miles beyond Casco Junction in ...
  • 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 ...
  • Buffalo River State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 36.4 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Crushed Stone

    The Buffalo River State Trail connects the towns of Fairchild and Mondovi along US 10 in scenic central Wisconsin. Although the rail-trail closely follows the Buffalo River, the winding waterway is mostly obscured by the dense woodlands, hills ...
  • 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, ...
  • Cattail State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 17.8 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt, Gravel

    The Cattail State Trail runs for nearly 18 miles along an old railroad corridor between the communities of Amery and Almena, passing through the village of Turtle Lake in between. The trail traverses forests, farms, wetlands and remnants of ...
  • 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 ...
  • Duck Creek Trail (WI)

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 10 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    On the western end, the Duck Creek Trail picks up where the Newton Blackmour State Trail leaves off, that is just east of the town of Seymour at Vanderheuvel Road. Traveling along an old railroad route, the trail passes through a wooded corridor ...
  • Friendship State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 18.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Boardwalk, Crushed Stone

    The Friendship State Trail will eventually run between Stevens Point and Manitowoc in eastern Wisconsin. Currently, two disconnected segments of the trail are open for use. In the east, a 4-mile stretch joins the small towns of Brillion and ...
  • 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. ...
  • Mountain-Bay State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 83.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    The Mountain-Bay State Trail runs 83 miles across north-central Wisconsin between Green Bay and Rib Mountain east of Wausau. The trail occupies the old rail corridor of the former Chicago and Northwestern Railroad and is one of the state's longest ...
  • 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 ...
  • Newton Blackmour State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 9 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Newton Blackmour State Trail currently runs 9 miles along an old rail corridor between downtown Black Creek and just east of the town of Seymour, where it continues as the Duck Creek Trail east of Vandenheuvel Road. Eventually the trail ...
  • Newton Blackmour State Trail Extension

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 14 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    From Outagamie County Parks : Proposed multipurpose trail of Outagamie County Parks will run between New London and Seymour, Wisconsin on a former railroad route. Currently this trail is completed between Seymour and Black Creek. The trials ...
  • Nicolet State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 89 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Crushed Stone, Gravel

    The Nicolet State Trail runs for 89 miles through three counties, numerous small communities and Nicolet National Forest in northeastern Wisconsin. Following a former railroad route used by the timber industry in the late 19th century, the heavily ...
  • Old Abe State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 19.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Old Abe State Trail, open on a nearly 20-mile abandoned railroad grade, connects two State Parks from Chippewa Falls to Cornell, Wisconsin. This old rail corridor has been developed into a multi-use trail for bicyclists, snowmobilers, hikers, ...
  • Old Plank Road Trail (WI)

    State: WI
    Length: 17 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Old Plank Road Trail parallels State Route 23—a road originally built out of wooden planks in the 1800s—from the western edge of Sheboygan to the Village of Greenbush. The trail was one of the first in the country constructed in the same ...
  • Oliver-Wrenshall Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 6.5 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass

    The 6.5-mile Oliver–Wrenshall Trail runs between Oliver, Wisconsin, and the Minnesota state line, where it continues to Wrenshall as the Alex Laveau section of the Willard Munger State Trail. The route follows a disused railroad bed, passing ...
  • Pecatonica State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 10 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Pecatonica State Trail from Belmont to Calamine promises a journey through some early Wisconsin history. Old Belmont was Wisconsin's capital when it was still a territory, and you can visit the First Capitol Historic Site, which includes ...
  • 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 ...
  • Pine Line Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 26.2 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    True to its name, the Pine Line Trail cuts through magnificent stands of white pine on its way from Prentice to Medford. For more than 100 years, the corridor was used by the Wisconsin Central Railroad to ship large quantities of eastern white ...
  • 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. ...
  • Saunders State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 8.4 miles
    Surface: Ballast

    The 8.4-mile Saunders State Tail links with the Gandy Dancer Trail at Borea, southwest of Superior, and continues into Minnesota, where it is known as the Soo Line Trail (southern route). The trail is popular with snowmobilers, equestrians, ...
  • Tomorrow River State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 29.2 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Tomorrow River State Trail runs for nearly 30 miles between the Wisconsin towns of Plover and Manawa, linking with the communities of Scandinavia, Ogdensburg and Amherst Junction. There is a separate adjacent path for horseback riders, who ...
  • Tri-County Corridor Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 61.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    Get away from it all on the Tri-County Corridor Trail. Pick up this North Woods rail-trail in Superior, where it connects with the more urban Osaugie Trail, which extends farther west. Spanning the three counties of Ashland, Bayfield and Douglas, ...
  • Tuscobia State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 74 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    From Rice Lake to Park Falls, the Tuscobia Trail travels 74 miles through the Flambeau State Forest and Chequamegon National Forest. Enjoy the rugged wilderness of the Blue Hills from a nearly-level former rail grade. Trail users can hike, mountain ...
  • 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 ...
  • Wild Rivers State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 104 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Gravel

    The Wild Rivers State Trail runs for 104 miles through Douglas, Washburn and Barron counties in northwest Wisconsin along an old railroad route between Superior and Rice Lake. The surface is compacted gravel in Barron and Washburn counties and ...
  • Wildwood Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 7.6 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    The Wildwood Trail follows a former railroad right-of-way once owned by the St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway Company. The trail runs between Woodville and Spring Valley and is open to snowmobilers in winter. Through Woodville the trail ...
  • Wiouwash State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 41 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Wisconsin’s Wiouwash State Trail is named for the four counties it passes through: Winnebago, Outagamie, Waupaca and Shawano. 41 miles of the rail-trail are currently open in two disconnected sections, separated by a gap of approximately 30 ...