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Ahnapee State Park Trail

44.9 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Bannerman Trail

7 mi
State: WI
Dirt, Grass, Sand

Duck Creek Trail (WI)

6 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Friendship State Trail

18.4 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Crushed Stone

Mascoutin Valley State Trail

21 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone, Grass, Gravel

Mountain-Bay State Trail

83.4 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Newton Blackmour State Trail

20.6 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Nicolet State Trail

90.1 mi
State: WI
Cinder, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Old Plank Road Trail (WI)

17 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Tomorrow River State Trail

29.2 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Wild Goose State Trail

34.4 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

Wiouwash State Trail

41 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Ahnapee State Trail in northeast Wisconsin provides a scenic 45-mile journey between Sturgeon Bay and Kewaunee, featuring a tour of water bodies along the Door Peninsula. The trail follows the...
WI 44.9 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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...
WI 7 mi Dirt, Grass, Sand
On the western end, the Duck Creek Trail picks up where the Newton Blackmour State Trail leaves off, that is just east of the town of Seymour at Vanderheuvel Road. Traveling along an old railroad...
WI 6 mi 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...
WI 18.4 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Crushed Stone
The Mascoutin Valley State Trail is divided into two segments along a former corridor of the Chicago and North Western Railway. The eastern section runs 10 miles between Fond du Lac and Rosendale. The...
WI 21 mi Crushed Stone, Grass, Gravel
The 83-mile Mountain-Bay State Trail, one of the longest trails in the state, travels a mostly scenic, wooded route through three counties—Marathon, Shawano, and Brown—as it makes its way from Weston...
WI 83.4 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
As of summer 2015, the Newton Blackmour State Trail is now complete, running 20 miles in eastern Wisconsin from the outskirts of New London to Seymour, roughly paralleling State Highway 54. Along the...
WI 20.6 mi Crushed Stone
The Nicolet State Trail runs for 90 miles through three counties, numerous small communities and Nicolet National Forest in northeastern Wisconsin. Following a former railroad route used by the timber...
WI 90.1 mi Cinder, Crushed Stone, Gravel
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...
WI 17 mi Asphalt
espite its futuristic name, the Tomorrow River State Trail takes users on a tour of a historic rail-trail through beautiful Portage and Waupaca Counties. Trail users will find a good start at the...
WI 29.2 mi Crushed Stone
The Wild Goose State Trail is a premier rail-trail, spanning approximately 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...
WI 34.4 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass
Wisconsin’s Wiouwash State Trail is named for the four counties it passes through: Winnebago, Outagamie, Waupaca and Shawano. Currently, 41 miles of the rail-trail are open in two disconnected...
WI 41 mi Crushed Stone

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Wiouwash State Trail

WI - 41 miles

Wisconsin’s Wiouwash State Trail is named for the four counties it passes through: Winnebago, Outagamie, Waupaca and Shawano. Currently, 41 miles of the rail-trail are open in two disconnected...

Wild Goose State Trail

WI - 34.4 miles

The Wild Goose State Trail is a premier rail-trail, spanning approximately 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...

Duck Creek Trail (WI)

WI - 6 miles

On the western end, the Duck Creek Trail picks up where the Newton Blackmour State Trail leaves off, that is just east of the town of Seymour at Vanderheuvel Road. Traveling along an old railroad...

Friendship State Trail

WI - 18.4 miles

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...

Accordion

Old Plank Road Trail (WI)

WI - 17 miles

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...

Mountain-Bay State Trail

WI - 83.4 miles

The 83-mile Mountain-Bay State Trail, one of the longest trails in the state, travels a mostly scenic, wooded route through three counties—Marathon, Shawano, and Brown—as it makes its way from Weston...

Tomorrow River State Trail

WI - 29.2 miles

espite its futuristic name, the Tomorrow River State Trail takes users on a tour of a historic rail-trail through beautiful Portage and Waupaca Counties. Trail users will find a good start at the...

Newton Blackmour State Trail

WI - 20.6 miles

As of summer 2015, the Newton Blackmour State Trail is now complete, running 20 miles in eastern Wisconsin from the outskirts of New London to Seymour, roughly paralleling State Highway 54. Along the...

Mascoutin Valley State Trail

WI - 21 miles

The Mascoutin Valley State Trail is divided into two segments along a former corridor of the Chicago and North Western Railway. The eastern section runs 10 miles between Fond du Lac and Rosendale. The...

Old Plank Road Trail (WI)

WI - 17 miles

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...

Wiouwash State Trail

WI - 41 miles

Wisconsin’s Wiouwash State Trail is named for the four counties it passes through: Winnebago, Outagamie, Waupaca and Shawano. Currently, 41 miles of the rail-trail are open in two disconnected...

Wild Goose State Trail

WI - 34.4 miles

The Wild Goose State Trail is a premier rail-trail, spanning approximately 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...

Accordion

Tomorrow River State Trail

WI - 29.2 miles

espite its futuristic name, the Tomorrow River State Trail takes users on a tour of a historic rail-trail through beautiful Portage and Waupaca Counties. Trail users will find a good start at the...

Bannerman Trail

WI - 7 miles

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...

Friendship State Trail

WI - 18.4 miles

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...

Mountain-Bay State Trail

WI - 83.4 miles

The 83-mile Mountain-Bay State Trail, one of the longest trails in the state, travels a mostly scenic, wooded route through three counties—Marathon, Shawano, and Brown—as it makes its way from Weston...

Duck Creek Trail (WI)

WI - 6 miles

On the western end, the Duck Creek Trail picks up where the Newton Blackmour State Trail leaves off, that is just east of the town of Seymour at Vanderheuvel Road. Traveling along an old railroad...

Ahnapee State Park Trail

WI - 44.9 miles

The Ahnapee State Trail in northeast Wisconsin provides a scenic 45-mile journey between Sturgeon Bay and Kewaunee, featuring a tour of water bodies along the Door Peninsula. The trail follows the...

Newton Blackmour State Trail

WI - 20.6 miles

As of summer 2015, the Newton Blackmour State Trail is now complete, running 20 miles in eastern Wisconsin from the outskirts of New London to Seymour, roughly paralleling State Highway 54. Along the...

Nicolet State Trail

WI - 90.1 miles

The Nicolet State Trail runs for 90 miles through three counties, numerous small communities and Nicolet National Forest in northeastern Wisconsin. Following a former railroad route used by the timber...

Duck Creek Trail (WI)

WI - 6 miles

On the western end, the Duck Creek Trail picks up where the Newton Blackmour State Trail leaves off, that is just east of the town of Seymour at Vanderheuvel Road. Traveling along an old railroad...

Mascoutin Valley State Trail

WI - 21 miles

The Mascoutin Valley State Trail is divided into two segments along a former corridor of the Chicago and North Western Railway. The eastern section runs 10 miles between Fond du Lac and Rosendale. The...

Wild Goose State Trail

WI - 34.4 miles

The Wild Goose State Trail is a premier rail-trail, spanning approximately 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...

Mountain-Bay State Trail

WI - 83.4 miles

The 83-mile Mountain-Bay State Trail, one of the longest trails in the state, travels a mostly scenic, wooded route through three counties—Marathon, Shawano, and Brown—as it makes its way from Weston...

Accordion

Wiouwash State Trail

WI - 41 miles

Wisconsin’s Wiouwash State Trail is named for the four counties it passes through: Winnebago, Outagamie, Waupaca and Shawano. Currently, 41 miles of the rail-trail are open in two disconnected...

Newton Blackmour State Trail

WI - 20.6 miles

As of summer 2015, the Newton Blackmour State Trail is now complete, running 20 miles in eastern Wisconsin from the outskirts of New London to Seymour, roughly paralleling State Highway 54. Along the...

Old Plank Road Trail (WI)

WI - 17 miles

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...

Tomorrow River State Trail

WI - 29.2 miles

espite its futuristic name, the Tomorrow River State Trail takes users on a tour of a historic rail-trail through beautiful Portage and Waupaca Counties. Trail users will find a good start at the...

Nicolet State Trail

WI - 90.1 miles

The Nicolet State Trail runs for 90 miles through three counties, numerous small communities and Nicolet National Forest in northeastern Wisconsin. Following a former railroad route used by the timber...

Ahnapee State Park Trail

WI - 44.9 miles

The Ahnapee State Trail in northeast Wisconsin provides a scenic 45-mile journey between Sturgeon Bay and Kewaunee, featuring a tour of water bodies along the Door Peninsula. The trail follows the...

Bannerman Trail

WI - 7 miles

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...

Friendship State Trail

WI - 18.4 miles

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...

Recent Trail Reviews

Rawley Point Trail

Fun ride with lots of curves

August, 2018 by kmolter

This trail is densely shaded almost the entire length as you wind through a forest with large old trees, perfect for the hot weather we had that day. The crushed limestone surface is hard packed, so mountain bike tires are not needed. However, super skinny road tires might be slightly dicey in a few stretches. There are no large hills, just small ups and downs and lots of curves - a nice contrast to rail trails that are very straight.

Leaving the car at the beach in Two Rivers, we followed the brown trail signs in town for a few blocks then went north to the end and back, about 14 miles, in a little less than 2 hours with no problem.

Highly recommended.

Newton Blackmour State Trail

Wouldn’t recommend New London to Shiocton

August, 2018 by 4sudas

I typically ride pebble trails but this trail is a mixture of sand and pebbles, making it a difficult ride. I have a crossover bike and was looking to trying out the trail. I typically ride Wiouwash or the CB trail. Unfortunately, there’s absolutely no scenery during this leg of the trail. I started at House Road as someone else mentioned, none of the cross roads at the west end of the trail have a parking lot or trail head, so I had to park off the road. It looks like Shiocton heading east looks better, but the trail itself makes this a very difficult ride. I plan to try the other leg, I will update when I get there.

Ahnapee State Park Trail

Getting too rough

July, 2018 by dolderman1224

I have frequently ridden from Harold Reckelberg park for the past 4-5 years to Algoma & Kewaunee. I love the rural settings and solitude, but this year's rides have been too rough to enjoy on our Treks (700c x 35). Horses make the ride like cobblestone! Not sure if we'll try again later this season. Otherwise, these are my favorite trails to ride.

Accordion

Tomorrow River State Trail

A trail of two counties

July, 2018 by crackbiscuit

The western half of the trail, in Portage County, is honestly the best state trail surface I've ever enjoyed. After you cross into Waupaca County (eastbound), the trail degenerates quickly, with the last 10 miles at the east end being some of the worst state trail surfaces I've ever experienced. Hoof marks, overgrowth, sand, and ruts in the eastern portion. Beautiful, rustic scenery throughout, and you're not slammed up against a busy highway, so it's easier to enjoy the beautiful nature around you.

The western end is in the outskirts of a major agri-business area, so pesticides are almost certainly a concern during parts of the year there. (Indeed a sign in Plover mentions that the trail may be closed during aerial spraying days.)

Take a mountain bike (or at least something with larger tires) if you're gonna do the Waupaca County portion. Any bike can handle the Portage County portion, which again, is excellent. I only encountered 6 other cyclists for the entire length of the trail on a beautiful, sunny summer Saturday (June 9, 2018).

Newton Blackmour State Trail

Pretty good shape, map is wrong

July, 2018 by crackbiscuit

As another reviewer pointed out, the west end of the trail actually starts at House Rd, a mile and a half outside New London, and not as shown here and in Google Maps.

The trail surface was overall in really good shape (on June 10, 2018). There are some hoof marks and washouts, but the trail is extra wide and they're easy to avoid.

There are no places to take a break and sit down west of Black Creek, and only a couple from Black Creek east, so keep that in mind when planning how long a trip you wanna do on the trail. If it's a mosquito kind of day, you're not gonna wanna stop for long anyway! (There are bars and such in the communities you pass through.)

There was some nearby gunfire. Many hunting shacks dot the private lands along the trail.

Trees are nearby for most of the trail, but not close enough to provide any shade during midday.

Mountain-Bay State Trail

Fun & Long Day on Trail - 07.14.18

July, 2018 by dangyang3631

I just completed a one-day, 97-mile bike ride on this trail, starting at the Howard, WI trail-head to Weston, WI, and through Wausau [to go home] for the added miles. The best conditions were in Brown County, with lots of shade and lots of trail users. Marathon County had good conditions too, but had much less shade over the trail [bring sunblock]. Shawano County conditions were...different. Prepare for a double-track fire road throughout almost all of Shawano County with the likelihood of muddy spots. If biking, a mountain bike is a must or bring a road bike with at least 38mm wide tires with tread [my personal recommendation]. Deer flies were very numerous throughout Shawano County. I have about two dozen deer fly bites across my hands and arms [bring bug spray]. Also, there were six areas on the trail with downed trees--two of which were very difficult to navigate around [I think all six areas were somewhere between mile marker 50-60--from Howard, WI]. Honestly, as tough a day as it was, it was a really fun and gorgeous trail to ride. I personally liked the variety in trail conditions. I highly recommend this trail for the prepared enthusiast.

Ahnapee State Park Trail

Sturgeon Bay to Kewaunee

July, 2018 by donsenzig

I rode the Ahnapee trail from S. Neenah Ave. & Wilson Rd. in Sturgeon Bay to Miller & Milwaukee Streets in Kewaunee. According to my computer the distance was 39.36 miles. Although there were thunderstorms the day before the trail was in excellent shape. Unsure of trail conditions I rode my mountain bike with 2 inch tires but would have had no trouble with a road bike with 25 mm tires. The trail apparently doesn't get much use. I only met six other riders, all before I reached Algoma. It's a very nice ride with terrain varying between woodland, wetlands, and farmland. However, bug spray is recommended. Carry water, facilities are limited. The Village Kitchen restaurant in Casco is recommended if hot food is desired along the trail; good food, friendly staff, excellent service, and homemade cherry pie that can't be beat.

Eisenbahn State Trail

loved this trail

July, 2018 by hargreaves48

My friend and I bike the whole trail. It was hot out but had a great breeze. There are lots of bridges, great scenery, mostly gravel, but paved on the west bend end. There are bugs so spray and you’ll be fine. Fun trail. If us, 2 old ladies and do it, you can too. We are over 70!

Wiouwash State Trail

fun trail

June, 2018 by hargreaves48

I done this trail a few times love love it. There are getting to be lots of problems though. Mud , ruts, and holes from animals. Wood bridges need marking that they are slippery when wet, be careful. Still one of my favorite trails.

Mountain-Bay State Trail

Howard to Pulaski

June, 2018 by jmclincoln

We rode the 12 miles from Howard to Pulaski WI today on a very well maintained trail. It is crushed stone, so a bit slower than pavement. Some areas have been recently resurfaced with pea-sized gravel, so although a touch rougher than older sections, we were glad to see the attention and care that Brown County gives their trails. Only one small section was soft, just as we approached a street that we had to stop for anyway. This section of the trail has many tree canopies that provide shade during the sunny part of the day.

Fox River State Trail

Fabulous Ride

June, 2018 by jmclincoln

The Fox River Trail in Green Bay WI should be in the Rails-to-Trails Hall of Fame. It’s mostly pavement or cement the fist 11miles, with beautiful parks and gardens along the way. The northern half hugs the river, so cool breezes and intriguing vistas are part of the ride. Businesses along the way put out water for your dog. The south half, although a crushed stone surface just past mile marker 11, is worth the ride to Greenleaf for a scrumptious lunch.

Ahnapee State Park Trail

Algoma to Sturgeon Bay

June, 2018 by scottnei3

Many reviews mention that the trail is rough in spots and I would need to agree. But I rode it from Algoma to Sturgeon Bay and back (44 miles) on a full carbon Specialized hybrid with 700 x 30 cc tires and had a great time. Yes, the areas where the horses ride are a bit rough but not that bad. My frame has built in zerts to dampen the vibration. Keep in mind the north end of the trail ends in the south side of Sturgeon Bay in an industrial park. From there you can ride into and around town, check out the bridges, boats, parks, and many good eateries. IMO doing this on a mountain bike would be exhausting, but this is definitely not a road bike trail. Gravel - CX - recommended.

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