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Explore the best rated trails in Platteville, WI. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Bellevue Rivervue Trail and Badger State Trail. With more than 28 trails covering 324 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.

Recent Trail Reviews

Heritage Trail (IA)

needs to be paved

October, 2022 by cathywalker34

Beautiful trail. However the surface was a pain. The “gravel” was soft and bumpy for several miles. We would have given it 5 stars otherwise.

Military Ridge State Trail

October Solo ride - Verona to Dodgeville and back with overnight stay

October, 2022 by djones223

Took advantage of the mild weather forecasted and did the ride I had put off all summer. The fall leaves were just beyond their peak but still quite colorful. The trail surface was good except for some sections between Ridgeway and Dodgeville that were rutty and sandy. Restrooms were still open in Mt Horeb, Barneveld, and Ridgeway.
Stopped at the Brix cidery in Mt Horeb for cider and an apple cider doughnut. Stayed overnight at the Pine Ridge motel in Dodgeville - clean, quiet and only a couple hundred yards from the trail.

Sugar River State Trail

pretty trail

September, 2022 by mcsmith762

It's a pretty trail and nice and quiet, but not trike friendly. With two lanes separated by a grassy strip, I was always dragging one or two wheels through the grass so it was a bit of a rough ride and slow. The lanes are pretty smooth, so two-wheelers will not have a problem, but it's not a great ride for a recumbent trike

Accordion

Pine River Trail

Nice Trail

September, 2022 by jschirtzinger

I rode from Richland Center to Lone Rock today. The trail has segments of asphalt in Richland Center, then basically dirt with some fine gravel, and lastly packed limestone. You need a hybrid bike. I thoroughly enjoyed the trail with its mix of environments. Richland Center has restaurants and a good coffee shop downtown. Lone Rock has a tavern. Good trail to take if you are staying in this area. I’d definitely recommend it.

Jane Addams Trail

Update Jane Addams Trail site.

September, 2022 by williamcspr

On their site they said had a message from Aug.9 that the trail got beat up from a storm.So today I took a shot and gave it a try.Bad choice.I (silly me) would have thought they would have done some repairs,nope.Hang on to your handlebars.I went home after 7 miles one way,maybe next year after repairs.Other than that flat and straight,nice rural feel and quite.

Cheese Country Recreation Trail

Just rode this today and all the negative reviews are spot on.

September, 2022 by pbsheridan

Just rode this today and all the negative reviews are spot on.

Cheese Country Recreation Trail

This ride will just tear up your bike and your body.

September, 2022 by pbsheridan

This ride will just tear up your bike and your body.

Cheese Country Recreation Trail

This is basically an ATV ride. There is no reason for anyone on a bike to do this unless you like fixing flats and rewelding bike parts.

September, 2022 by pbsheridan

This is basically an ATV ride. There is no reason for anyone on a bike to do this unless you like fixing flats and rewelding bike parts.

Heritage Trail (IA)

great day ride

August, 2022 by harmokj

We throughly enjoyed this path!! The scenic views were amazing and wildlife everywhere. Definitely will ride it again.

Sugar River State Trail

New Glarus to Monticello

August, 2022 by kftnxwvxj9

Road 10 miles out and back. Nice little depot in New Glarus to start the ride with public restrooms and ability to purchase a trail pass. They also had bike rentals available too. Shaded for most of the ride and some cool rock formations along the way.

Galena River Trail

beautiful trail - continue on to Chestnut mountain

August, 2022 by kauneb

What a beautiful and accessible trail, with a lovely range of scenery along the way. At the end of the official trail, turn right on a (lightly trafficked) country road to continue another couple of miles to the base of Chestnut Mountain ski lift. On the day we went, the lift was running and it was free for cyclists to go up and explore.

Badger State Trail

Costs money with Portions closed

August, 2022 by danthemanwithapan

This trail was great in 2019 and before. It has drastically gone downhill in the years since. Portions of the trail close and stay closed for years. Yes years. The tunnel shut down around 2019/2020 and has not reopened since that. The trail closed north of Monroe and the route around it just absolute trash and completely unsafe. If I am riding on a trail I don't want to take a 5+ mile detour along a 55 mph highway with little to no shoulder. The trails are rarely groomed as well. Be ready for tall grasses. Like I said, this trail used to be amazing, but Wisconsin still charges for it and completely lacks any effort when it comes to maintenance. Disappointing.

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