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Explore the best rated trails in Sturgeon Bay, WI. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Baird Creek Trail and Fox River State Trail. With more than 14 trails covering 302 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.
Stopped purposely in Oconto to ride this trail. Mistakenly thought that by now the trail would have been cleaned up — that was a big NO. First, there’s no parking, no signs even indicating that it’s a trail and when we stopped to check it out it was nothing but a rutted path that was overgrown with a rusted rotting gate. Such a sad, forgotten trail.
The trail is along Lake Michigan and is beautifully paved and landscaped. But being along a four lane highway makes it less enjoyable.
This trail is one of the smoothest, well maintained rides in the area. Yes, it is gravel but no washouts or ‘loose’ gravel . Kudos to the people that maintain this beautiful trail.
We rode from Ringle to Weston. Nice ride
This is a great trail. It’s super fun with the small rolling hills n going through the woods. The cabin is cool to see too. U pop out in the state park to see a nice view of Lake Michigan.
It’s a nice trail..the gravel is a bit loser than the ones I’ve been on. There’s not much for bathrooms along the way but there’s nice parking right at the trail head. At the end there’s a small parking lot too and u see where the old railroad use to continue. Colors r nice along this trail.
This is an awesome trail with tons of parking along the way. The segment from Algoma to sturgeon bay is maintained better but is also busier. The Algoma to Kewanee segment has more spots of grass vs gravel but is way less busier. Only thing that make this trail better is the upcoming fall colors!
The trails conditions have been improved from what it seems. The grass is mowed and no tree debris. The crushed stone fades away as you head into Oneida. According to this the 6 miles of trial is there.. Maps says it’s suppose to goto Hobart but it does not, it ends in Oneida, but seems like there should be more. Either way it’s a decent little trail that’ll be cool come fall.
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.
This trail/sidewalk may keep you off the road, but be prepared for many deep cracks, seams, driveway and curb cuts. Jarring would be an apt description of the quality of the ride.
Nice trail. Lots of views of lake Michigan. Would like an endpoint trail sign. Took this to the Rawley Point trail.
This trail is awesome! Better suited for a mountain bike or gravel tires just an fyi. I followed the signs after the mariners trail to connect with this one. Just follow the arrows. Trail goes thru the woods into point beach state forest park.
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