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400 State Trail

22.3 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Elroy-Sparta State Trail

32 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Hillsboro State Trail

4.3 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

La Crosse River State Trail

22 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Military Ridge State Trail

38.8 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Accordion

Omaha Trail

12.5 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Gravel

Pine River Trail

14.3 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

US Highway 12 Path

10.9 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Wolf Run Trail (WI)

2 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
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 ...
WI 22.3 mi 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, ...
WI 32 mi 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 ...
WI 4.3 mi 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 ...
WI 22 mi 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 ...
WI 38.8 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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 ...
WI 12.5 mi Asphalt, Gravel
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 ...
WI 14.3 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Accordion
The US Highway 12 Path offers a convenient, non-motorized alternative to traveling on the highway. The paved pathway begins in Middleton and heads northwest paralleling the roadway, separated from traffic ...
WI 10.9 mi Asphalt
The Wolf Run Trail supports a wide variety of users on its two miles of crushed gravel, situated on the outskirts of Mazomanie in northwestern Dane County. Heading southeast from the charming little ...
WI 2 mi Crushed Stone

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400 State Trail

WI - 22.3 miles

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 ...

Elroy-Sparta State Trail

WI - 32 miles

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, ...

Hillsboro State Trail

WI - 4.3 miles

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 ...

La Crosse River State Trail

WI - 22 miles

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 ...

Accordion

La Crosse River State Trail

WI - 22 miles

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 ...

Military Ridge State Trail

WI - 38.8 miles

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 ...

Omaha Trail

WI - 12.5 miles

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 ...

Pine River Trail

WI - 14.3 miles

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 ...

US Highway 12 Path

WI - 10.9 miles

The US Highway 12 Path offers a convenient, non-motorized alternative to traveling on the highway. The paved pathway begins in Middleton and heads northwest paralleling the roadway, separated from traffic ...

Wolf Run Trail (WI)

WI - 2 miles

The Wolf Run Trail supports a wide variety of users on its two miles of crushed gravel, situated on the outskirts of Mazomanie in northwestern Dane County. Heading southeast from the charming little ...

400 State Trail

WI - 22.3 miles

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 ...

Elroy-Sparta State Trail

WI - 32 miles

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, ...

Hillsboro State Trail

WI - 4.3 miles

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 ...

La Crosse River State Trail

WI - 22 miles

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 ...

Accordion

La Crosse River State Trail

WI - 22 miles

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 ...

Military Ridge State Trail

WI - 38.8 miles

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 ...

Omaha Trail

WI - 12.5 miles

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 ...

Pine River Trail

WI - 14.3 miles

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 ...

US Highway 12 Path

WI - 10.9 miles

The US Highway 12 Path offers a convenient, non-motorized alternative to traveling on the highway. The paved pathway begins in Middleton and heads northwest paralleling the roadway, separated from traffic ...

Wolf Run Trail (WI)

WI - 2 miles

The Wolf Run Trail supports a wide variety of users on its two miles of crushed gravel, situated on the outskirts of Mazomanie in northwestern Dane County. Heading southeast from the charming little ...

400 State Trail

WI - 22.3 miles

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 ...

Elroy-Sparta State Trail

WI - 32 miles

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, ...

Hillsboro State Trail

WI - 4.3 miles

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 ...

La Crosse River State Trail

WI - 22 miles

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 ...

Accordion

Military Ridge State Trail

WI - 38.8 miles

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 ...

Omaha Trail

WI - 12.5 miles

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 ...

Pine River Trail

WI - 14.3 miles

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 ...

US Highway 12 Path

WI - 10.9 miles

The US Highway 12 Path offers a convenient, non-motorized alternative to traveling on the highway. The paved pathway begins in Middleton and heads northwest paralleling the roadway, separated from traffic ...

Wolf Run Trail (WI)

WI - 2 miles

The Wolf Run Trail supports a wide variety of users on its two miles of crushed gravel, situated on the outskirts of Mazomanie in northwestern Dane County. Heading southeast from the charming little ...

Recent Trail Reviews

Pine River Trail

Home Base Trail

December, 2016 by amieelizabethtgw

This is the trail in my backyard, I don't need to drive to get to it. It is almost always peaceful with the sounds of birds and sandhill cranes as a sound track. It is a trickier terrain and can be flooded over between Gotham and Richland Center if there has been a longer wet spell.

La Crosse River State Trail

First time on trail

November, 2016 by kjacquart1

My wife and I rode the trail at the end of July 2016 and encountered no issues. In fact, we had an awesome ride and the little bar/restaurant in Rockland was very welcoming. The active rail line makes it even more special.

Elroy-Sparta State Trail

Just a great trail!!

October, 2016 by cubfan0213

Went on a 2-day ride the first weekend in October. Started in Wilton and went east to Sparta on Saturday (about 40 miles) and west to Elroy on Sunday (about 30 miles). The 3 tunnels are really cool. The grades are not steep. It's a great trail for casual or beginner riders!! Already looking forward to riding it again next year!!

Accordion

Elroy-Sparta State Trail

Still worth it

October, 2016 by kevinkaren

I first rode this trail around 1990 and have been back at least 3 times since then, more or less evenly spaced over the last 25 years. In my opinion, the granddaddy of all rail-trails is still worthy of "bucket list" status.

I was surprised to read the strong negative opinions about trail maintenance posted here. Unless my memory is failing, the condition of the trail has not changed a great deal over that period, but neither does it live up to current standards in trail construction. Rather than deteriorating much, time has overtaken it.

I rode west-to-east from the depot in Sparta to the Elroy Commons, and met my ride there. This adds a little on each end of the official trail, making an even 34 miles. Hypothetically I had a 194' elevation gain going that way, but you go uphill to each tunnel and downhill afterward, and prevailing winds are usually from the west.

The trail from Elroy to Kendall is flat, level, and has the newest surface. The remainder west to Sparta is more hard-packed dirt than stone, with small but manageable bumps and ruts, and a very few bigger ruts to watch out for. Par for the course when you ride stone trails. It was dry when I rode, so I don't know if the trail becomes slippery in a rainshower.

Regardless of the weather you will get wet in the tunnels, although they are not particularly cold. The first one traveling east is the longest and wettest. And the suggestion to bring a light is best heeded. Walking straight down the middle of the trail without one in the two shorter tunnels is just barely possible if you look carefully at each wall (I tried it), but in the long tunnel there's no way to stay centered without help. If you lose your way and drift too close to a wall, you or your bike will fall into the gutter where water drains out of the tunnel. Riding through the tunnels with a bright light is possible, but I wouldn't risk running into the back of someone walking without a light. Been there, almost done that on another trail years ago.

Scenery is typical Wisconsin rolling farmland, which is nice but the tunnels are the main attraction. There are stops in communities along the way; the young woman at the Kendall depot was very friendly; they sell snacks & T-shirts along with trail passes. Sparta depot was open when I started my ride, and Elroy Commons has not only the concession sales, but also showers. It's a great amenity if you park there on a hot summer day and have a long drive to your next destination.

$5 to ride an historic trail is not bad, and it seems more worthwhile than paying that much in tolls to drive around Chicago or on the Turnpike to access one of the very nice "free" Pennsylvania rail trails. And you can fill out your weekend with a ride on one of Minnesota's paved and mostly free trails!

400 State Trail

Lake Redstone is a red herring

October, 2016 by flarosa7

I set out on this trail expecting to go six miles to Lake Redstone and then come back, as the text suggests. But there are NO SIGNS for Lake Redstone on the trail and NO WAY TO GET TO IT via bike trails. I had gone more than two miles past it before I realized this.

As far I can tell, the only way to get to Lake Redstone is to turn off on Highway V, which has no bike lanes and looks very dangerous for bikers. I decided not to bother with it.

Otherwise, the trail is not bad. Very flat and the cross streets are few and far between, except for a few close together right at the beginning.

400 State Trail

Best Trail in the series of 4

September, 2016 by 4csmiley

I would rate the 400 trail as the best of the (4) connecting trails for the natural beauty and ease of ride. I rode the 4 trails on a 3 wheel recumbent which is probably not the best choice for these trails as some have killer potholes due to ground squirrels digging them up. The 400 has abundant wildlife such as Geese, Deer, ducks, squirrels, turtles, snakes and a variety of birds. The bluffs and marshlands are picture worthy scenery.

Elroy-Sparta State Trail

C'mon Wisconsin, spend some money on maintenance

September, 2016 by 20prospect

As several other comments have noted, the trail is really getting to be in rough shape. It's apparent that nothing has been done to keep up the surface. It's getting overgrown, and rutted. Why Wisconsin requires everyone to pay $5 to ride it, and spends nothing on maintenance is beyond me. These trails are a gem, but are being left to deteriorate by the state. Shameful.

Omaha Trail

August, 2016 by fluegel.becky

Rode this train August 2016 from Elroy to Ft Douglas. Realize that I have been spoiled by the amazing MN trail surfaces. This trail is "sealed" it is certainly OK with a road bike. Some lose, rough and sandy areas. Mostly shaded trail. There is 1 tunnel halfway through--perfect for a cool breeze and walk mid-ride.
Ate at the Bender Family restaurant--Good food!

Omaha Trail

Absolutely beautiful and a tunnel!

August, 2016 by 4csmiley

Not sure how anyone could complain about the surface of this"trail". It is a trail, not a city street. The entire trail with a few very short exceptions, is older asphalt. Yes it has a couple bumps in it and yes there are a few potholes, but honestly, it is one of the nicest surfaces we have rode on in Wisconsin and we have rode quite a few trails. It is probably not a good path for thin tire race bike, but then, very few trails are. Scenery is stunning and tunnel is fun. (About 300 ft. Long). A really cool tall trestle to ride under. Lots of shade on the 27 mile round trip from Elroy to Camp Douglas and back. Slight grade both ways up to tunnel.

Military Ridge State Trail

Mostly Scenic, Poor Surface

July, 2016 by webuy

As others have said, this trail can be difficult to ride in spots due to surface conditions. There are numerous spots where there is erosion and it appears they have tried to fill them with sand. There are spots where the sand is treacherous if you are riding a road or hybrid bike. We prefer to ride our fat bikes when riding this trail due to the unpredictable conditions. There are some stretches where it had been asphalt, but it is so broken up it is worse than the typical limestone trail.

Most of the bridges look like they are need of some repair. And some are extremely bumpy.

All that being said, the conditions are not bad enough to keep you from riding it. Just be aware that it is not as smooth as other area trails.

Much of the trail is beautiful scenery. There are times where it runs close to 151, but those are offset by long stretches of nature at its best. Every time we ride on the trail we see a wide variety of animals.

Trail heads along the trail offer solid services, and there are many things to see and do in the towns along the way.

Elroy-Sparta State Trail

Mixed review

July, 2016 by raleigh route 4

First the good. The facilities provided by the local towns along the trail are the best I've seen on a trail. Clean restrooms with flush toilets. 2. Scenic ride and really neat rail stations.

Now the not so good. Trail maintenance is lacking, rough and wash outs along with the farm equipment crossings that really rut the trail. Bridge crossing are also very rough. Trail is narrowing from lack of trail side maintenance.
We are from PA and could not wait to ride this trail. But were disappointed especially since we had to pay $5 each every day, to ride all trails in WI! Our trails in PA are FREE and are better maintained than these "pay to ride" trails! Where is that money going? It obviously is not going into trail maintenance!
Also as a note to novice bikers this trail has about 7 miles of flat riding, the rest is going up grade @ 3% or down and before each tunnel they are long up hill ascents. Not great for those that are not Lance Armstrong type riders.


Pine River Trail

summer 2016 improved over 2015

July, 2016 by theview36k

They have made some improvements this spring/summer. It is now asphalt paved and well-maintained from Wal-mart to the Otto Bellman, behind Krouskop park. They are also working on lighting and rest stops. The trail to Twin Bluffs is crushed gravel and easy for most bikes to navigate. From Twin Bluffs to Gotham is the roughest patch with two tracks and grass in-between. My road bike doesn't like to navigate that area but it's not impossible. The trail from Richland Center to Gotham is the most shaded while Gotham to Lone Rock is more open and sunny. Stop in Twin Bluffs at Los Amigos 2 restaurant (brief diversion) and then the Bat Cave in Gotham to hydrate. Bridges are all well-maintained. There aren't too many gopher holes and the trail is peaceful.

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