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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

Devil's River State Trail

14.6 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Duck Creek Trail (WI)

6 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Eisenbahn State Trail

25 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, 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

Nicolet State Trail

90.1 mi
State: WI
Cinder, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Rawley Point Trail

5.9 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

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
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
The Devil's River State Trail stretches more than 14 miles, connecting the towns of Denmark, Maribel, Francis Creek and Kossuth in eastern Wisconsin. The trail is a scenic jaunt through farmland,...
WI 14.6 mi Crushed Stone
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 Eisenbahn State Trail gives a nod to Wisconsin’s German heritage in its name—Eisenbahn is German for “railway.” The strict translation, “iron road,” refers to the iron rails originally used as...
WI 25 mi Asphalt, 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
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 Rawley Point Trail is a winding, hard-packed limestone pathway from the harbor town of Two Rivers on the shores of Lake Michigan to Point Beach State Forest. The 6-mile, sometimes hilly, trail...
WI 5.9 mi Crushed Stone
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

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Eisenbahn State Trail

WI - 25 miles

The Eisenbahn State Trail gives a nod to Wisconsin’s German heritage in its name—Eisenbahn is German for “railway.” The strict translation, “iron road,” refers to the iron rails originally used as...

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...

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...

Rawley Point Trail

WI - 5.9 miles

The Rawley Point Trail is a winding, hard-packed limestone pathway from the harbor town of Two Rivers on the shores of Lake Michigan to Point Beach State Forest. The 6-mile, sometimes hilly, trail...

Eisenbahn State Trail

WI - 25 miles

The Eisenbahn State Trail gives a nod to Wisconsin’s German heritage in its name—Eisenbahn is German for “railway.” The strict translation, “iron road,” refers to the iron rails originally used as...

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...

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...

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...

Accordion

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...

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...

Rawley Point Trail

WI - 5.9 miles

The Rawley Point Trail is a winding, hard-packed limestone pathway from the harbor town of Two Rivers on the shores of Lake Michigan to Point Beach State Forest. The 6-mile, sometimes hilly, trail...

Devil's River State Trail

WI - 14.6 miles

The Devil's River State Trail stretches more than 14 miles, connecting the towns of Denmark, Maribel, Francis Creek and Kossuth in eastern Wisconsin. The trail is a scenic jaunt through farmland,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Rawley Point Trail

WI - 5.9 miles

The Rawley Point Trail is a winding, hard-packed limestone pathway from the harbor town of Two Rivers on the shores of Lake Michigan to Point Beach State Forest. The 6-mile, sometimes hilly, trail...

Eisenbahn State Trail

WI - 25 miles

The Eisenbahn State Trail gives a nod to Wisconsin’s German heritage in its name—Eisenbahn is German for “railway.” The strict translation, “iron road,” refers to the iron rails originally used as...

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...

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...

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...

Devil's River State Trail

WI - 14.6 miles

The Devil's River State Trail stretches more than 14 miles, connecting the towns of Denmark, Maribel, Francis Creek and Kossuth in eastern Wisconsin. The trail is a scenic jaunt through farmland,...

Recent Trail Reviews

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!

Accordion

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.

Mascoutin Valley State Trail

Great Ride on a Hot Day

June, 2018 by mctamara

We rode the Ripon-Berlin route up and back. It was an unusually hot day, but the trail is 80 - 90% shaded. Very few open areas and a few minutes' ride gets you back in the shade. A round of thunderstorms had just finished when we set out but the trail was mostly dry and very well-maintained. Mosquitoes were abundant so wear spray if you plan to stop for a bit. Had a break and nice lunch at Shepard's in Berlin, and made use of Mike's Bike Shop in Berlin too. Be aware that there are signs prohibiting electric bikes on this trail...I contacted authorities who stated that ebikes are fine for anyone with a disability or who might be pulling a disabled person. I plan to address this further. I had my regular bike this time but often use my ebike to pull my disabled adult daughter.

Eisenbahn State Trail

Nice training ride

June, 2018 by cnuechtrails

This is a nice training ride. It is very flat and not a lot of scenery the first 10 miles out of West Bend. Bring sunscreen because most of it is in the open.

Eisenbahn State Trail

nice, but loose top gravel on north half

June, 2018 by sensi3d

I ride a trike with 2" balloon tires. the first 5 miles from Rusco dr. were great. At Barton it switched to traffic bond (stone) . The stone on top of a hard base was loose . This made for a bumpy and noisy ride. Have ridden hundreds of miles on stone trails and never seen this much loose stone. Still ride able though.

East River Trail

Garbage pickup

May, 2018 by marge2bike

I LOVE the ERT! It is nice to have an urban trail that is surrounded by nature.
For the first time I have a concern about it- the waste recepticles have been overflowing since Memorial Day weekend!

Mariners Trail

great trail,easy grades

May, 2018 by sensi3d

Was 96 deg in Milwaukee, 68 on the trail! perfect triking weather Would have stayed another day but the hotels are too pricey. Book a hotel in advance!

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