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Explore the best rated trails in Marshfield, WI. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Schrader Connection and River Bend Trail (WI). With more than 10 trails covering 252 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.
Did the whole Southern segment. Was a decent trail..the usual trail trail..nothing spectacular. The part of the trail running along the water is pretty. Low rating is for the all the horse **** up n down the entire trail. The leaves this time of year really hide the piles.
This trail system is awesome and will def be back when I can spend the whole day exploring all of them! It was pleasantly surprised to see it ran through the sculpture garden! Love that it passes by water and has boardwalks.
We rode from Ringle to Weston. Nice ride
Excellently maintained trail. Can go for a swim at Emily lake mid way through!
I have to confess I didn't do much research ahead of time for trail conditions and usage. So I was a bit surprised when I discovered it was a atv/utv trail. I started in Fairchild and everything looked promising. A nice firm trail surface, little to no traffic, beautiful landscape...until I hit the quick sand. Well, that's what it felt like on my gravel bike. Maybe 5 miles into my ride the trail went from nice hard packed to loose sand where I could not pedal. I bailed onto the adjacent paved road and considered quitting for the day. However the road I jumped onto paralleled the trail so I decided to explore a little. This worked out very well as I continued West on the paved country road until I hit a trail crossing where I was happy to discover the trail was back to a firm surface. I stayed on the trail all the way to Strum (20 miles?) where I turned back and started making stops at the local food and drink establishments I had passed along the way.
Overall the trail was mostly firm and great for my gravel bike. A couple sections in the open heat were dry and loose but rideable. I noticed many a paved country road that paralleled the trail so there were options out. The motorized users I encountered were all very polite and slowed down when passing.
Some of my Favorite stops included: Northwoods Brewpub in Osseo, the Tin Tiki at Trails End near Price and Blooms Country Inn in Price.
3 Stars for excellent conditions at times. A unique adventure on a well maintained surface. One local told me they grade and care fore trail system quite regularly so you don't see giant mud holes or bumpy washboard sections. And I can verify that.
We rode a small portion of this trail to add miles to the Mountain Bay also done on this date. The intersection of the two trails is on grass for approximately 100 yards. If you didn't know it was there it could be missed. There was a lot of weed overgrowth on the trail, it is not well maintained. We rode from Eland to Birnamwood for a total of 8 miles.
We completed this trail in multiple legs.
July 26, 2022
We started at the Trailhead in Howard, Wisconsin. There is an outhouse. We rode from the trailhead to approximately 1/2 way between Green Valley Road and Elm Road. 30.16 miles. The Brown County surface is crushed limestone, some of it packed. Shawano County is crushed pea gravel. Both counties were well groomed. The path in Brown County is wider in some areas.
July 28, 2022
We started on Ash Circle off of Hwy 22 headed East toward Pulaski, after 15 miles we turned around about 1/4 mile past Elm Road. The first five miles there was frequent horse dung. There is a restaurant on the trail that had a horse tie out. Other than that the trail was clean with no high weeds. Surface was gravel, somewhat packed. There were no facilities on this leg. A tornado came through this area in June, 2022, the trees were cleaned off the trail. Total ride was 30 miles.
August 3, 2022
We started the ride near Herman Street & Grunewald Street, parking across the street from the Long Branch Saloon where there is a Memorial Shelter with picnic tables & a covered open shelter. It is parallel to the trail. Headed East toward Shawano turning around at county HHH. Total ride was 30.64 miles. On this APP "trailhead and water" was indicated, neither existed. About 4 miles of the ride was on a county road. It is the portion of the APP map that veers off. The trail in the village of Shawano is paved. The trail is clean with no high weeds. The Railroad station in Shawano has bathrooms. There was no tree damage on this section from the June tornado. 30.64 miles
August 4, 2022
We started at the same location across from the Long Branch Saloon heading West to Shepley. This segment had tree damage from the June tornado. It was sparse until after the covered bridge. Approximately a 3.5 mile stretch with frequent downed trees that had been cleared from the path. The clearing left the terrain difficult to manage, lots of sticks and uneven path caused by the heavy equipment used to remove the trees. There were 4 sections of approximately 1/8 mile each of torn up trail due to the heavy equipment and sticks left on the trail. The trail was marked with signage that this segment was closed, we did not see it on the way out. As the trail is used for snowmobiles, hopefully it gets fully cleaned up by winter. 30 miles.
August 30, 2022
We stayed at the Ho Chunk Casino. The trail was easy access from this starting point. We headed East to Shepley then West to Eland. We took a small detour heading North on the Wiouwash State Trail to Birnamwood. This leg was 8 miles round trip. That small leg was not well maintained. We rode on grass at the start for about a football field, if you didn't know the trail was there you could actually miss it. The two trails supposedly intersect. After returning South we then proceeded on the Mountain Bay Trail heading West toward Eland. The trail was crushed packed stone. Shawano County was weedy and not well maintained. In many areas you had only a small dirt path on each side of the trail that was free of weeds. Once you reach Marathon County the surface changes. It was very well maintained and almost free of any weeds or any growth on the trail. We turned around at the 1/4 mile long bridge, before reaching Hatley. There are no facilities on this segment. 30.02 miles of which 8 were on the Wiowash Trail.
August 31, 2022
We started at the trailhead in Weston on Municipal Street. There are indoor facilities and picnic tables. About 3 miles in there is an outhouse just off the trail on the right. We headed East crossing the 1/4 mile bridge. Then returned West. The surface is excellent and well maintained. There are donated benches frequently along the route. The trailhead in Ringle has an outhouse, however it hadn't been serviced in some time when we were there. The trail is mostly wooded with some open areas. 25.83 miles.
The segment from Weston to Eland was the best maintained on this trail.
Total ride, 176 miles less the 8 on Wiowash 168 round trip on Mountain Bay.
The trails were very nicely taken care of..impressive. It was a bummer they didn’t connect all the way through as well as go all the way to Manawa..it’s so close!
Great trail. Well marked. I will definitely be back to ride this one again soon!
Downed trees from Bowler to Eland. I hope they can clear them so this August I can bike it again.
This is a narrow trail with lots of meandering around trees through the woods. It is a well packed surface when on the trail itself. Be prepared to navigate challenging hills on a gravel surface. The only paved surface is when you are on city roads traveling between trails. We missed the loop that went over the river and ended up riding in the city more than we would have liked. We suspected the error and opened this apps map on a phone and were able to navigate to get back on the trail fairly easily. We rode the entire loop and came up with 22 miles.
While there may be restrooms near the trail, the trail itself isn't marked to indicate where they are. Don't expect all parking areas to include them, as they do not. We did see an outhouse in a picnic area adjacent to the trail, but I do not recall where that was.
We rode this trail in two segments. The first leg was from the Plover trailhead to Elkins Road. Round trip it was 30.37 miles. There is no trailhead parking in Plover. This app states there is one .2 miles from the trailhead. There is a fairly new subdivision in that area, that may have taken resulted in that parking area being removed. We parked at the grocery store just a few feet south of the trailhead. This leg was clean and well groomed. Approximately 70% is open, with no large canopy of trees. The riding surface is well packed. There are no bathroom facilities. The detour was WELL MARKED. It is approximately 1.7 miles before you get back on the trail. It does have at least 2 SIGNIFICANT hills in one direction to navigate.
The second leg we rode from Manawa to Elkins Road. Round Trip 30.97 miles. There is no trailhead parking in Manawa. We parked in a residential area just off the trailhead on Wolf Road. The trail was well maintained with no tall weeds. Heading west is a slow steady uphill. There is a BRAND NEW bridge about 1.5 miles from Manawa. There are no bathrooms. About 5 miles from Manawa there is trail parking available. The trail was fairly open with trees on both sides of the trail. The signage as you are leaving Manawa indicates it is 14.8 miles to Scandinavia. That is inaccurate. It is closer to 10.5 miles. Another sign as you get closer to Scandinavia has the correct distance.
The total distance round trip is 61.34 miles, or 30.67 one way. I suspect the detour is not included in the 29 miles one way listed by this app. Since you cannot "teleport" to where the trail resumes, I included it here. :)
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