Snowmobiling 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Bearskin State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 18 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Shimmering lakes and Wisconsin's beautiful North Woods wilderness await you on the Bearskin State Park Trail. The trail provides a splendid journey along an old Milwaukee Road rail corridor that hauled white pine to the Midwest and later carried ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Chippewa River State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 38.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Chippewa River State Trail runs for nearly 40 miles between Eau Claire and Durand, with plans to extend the trail farther north. The route partly follows an abandoned railroad corridor of the Milwaukee Road. Much of the trail is urban and ...
  • Devil's River State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 14.6 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Devil's River State Trail stretches more than 14 miles, connecting the towns of Denmark, Maribel, Francis Creek and Kossuth in eastern Wisconsin. The trail is a scenic jaunt through farmland, woodland and wetland with dramatic views from ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Fox River State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 25.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Fox River looms large in the life and landscape of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Along its east side the Riverwalk follows the contours of the downtown shoreline like two friends on an evening stroll. Then, just south of the Mason Street Bridge—officially—it ...
  • 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 ...
  • Gandy Dancer Trail - Southern Section

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 47 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The 98-mile Gandy Dancer Trail runs along the old Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad corridor from St. Croix Falls north to Superior. The trail is separated into two sections: the 51-mile northern section (between Superior ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Hiawatha Trail (WI)

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 14 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Shimmering lakes and Wisconsin's beautiful North Woods wilderness await you on the Hiawatha Trail. The trail provides a splendid journey along an old Milwaukee Road rail corridor that hauled white pine to the Midwest and later carried a passenger ...
  • 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 ...
  • Iron Horse Trail (WI)

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 55 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    The Iron Horse Trail stretches across northern Wisconsin, offering ATV and snowmobile users beautiful wilderness to explore. While the trail is primarily maintained for motorized users, mountain bikers and hikers are also welcome. The gravel ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Oconto River State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 8 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Oconto River State Trail offers an 8-mile crushed limestone, level-grade pathway between Stiles Junction and Oconto, which sits on the shores of Lake Michigan. Along the way, you'll enjoy a mixture of forest and pasture views. At the ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Three Eagle Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 11.2 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Three Eagle Trail is a rail-trail in northern Wisconsin that follows the former Chicago and North Western (CNW) Railway line between the City of Eagle River and the Town of Three Lakes. Approximately 1.5 miles of trail in the north and 3 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Wolf River State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: WI
    Length: 19.7 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Crushed Stone

    The Wolf River State Trail is currently open for nearly 20 miles from Crandon in Forest County to Lily in rural Langlade County. The entire length of the trail is adjacent to the Nicolet National Forest, offering additional opportunities for ...