La Crosse, WI Horseback Riding Trails and Maps

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400 State Trail

22.3 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Paint Creek Trail (IA)

2.5 mi
State: IA
Dirt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Traveling the 400 State Trail is a numbers game. The trail’s name refers to the old Chicago and North Western Railway’s “No. 400” passenger train that zoomed through here between Chicago and St....
WI 22.3 mi Crushed Stone
Iowa's Yellow River State Forest contains a sprawling network of hiking, equestrian and bicycle trails. The Paint Creek Trail, which occupies a segment of an abandoned railroad corridor, is the only...
IA 2.5 mi Dirt

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400 State Trail

WI - 22.3 miles

Traveling the 400 State Trail is a numbers game. The trail’s name refers to the old Chicago and North Western Railway’s “No. 400” passenger train that zoomed through here between Chicago and St....

Paint Creek Trail (IA)

IA - 2.5 miles

Iowa's Yellow River State Forest contains a sprawling network of hiking, equestrian and bicycle trails. The Paint Creek Trail, which occupies a segment of an abandoned railroad corridor, is the only...

400 State Trail

WI - 22.3 miles

Traveling the 400 State Trail is a numbers game. The trail’s name refers to the old Chicago and North Western Railway’s “No. 400” passenger train that zoomed through here between Chicago and St....

Paint Creek Trail (IA)

IA - 2.5 miles

Iowa's Yellow River State Forest contains a sprawling network of hiking, equestrian and bicycle trails. The Paint Creek Trail, which occupies a segment of an abandoned railroad corridor, is the only...

400 State Trail

WI - 22.3 miles

Traveling the 400 State Trail is a numbers game. The trail’s name refers to the old Chicago and North Western Railway’s “No. 400” passenger train that zoomed through here between Chicago and St....

Recent Trail Reviews

Trout Run Trail

A nice mix of terrain

July, 2020 by timbee205

I've ridden this before starting at trailhead on Rte 9 going clockwise but this time I went counter clock to do the hardest part (steep hills & curves) first. For such a short trail there is a nice variety of the scenery--hills, flats, riverside, urban, etc. I extended my ride by going to the end of the Freeport Trail which starts near WalMart.

Another extension I took was going out to Luther College on the northern edge of town. Very beautiful campus--too bad all the beautiful buildings were locked up due to the virus. I was able to make this into an almost 25 mile ride.

400 State Trail

400 is open

June, 2020 by johnfhins_tl

Rode the 400 Trail from Reedsburg to Elroy. New trail surface from west of Lavalle to wonewoc. Some rough spots but stay in middle to avoid washboard effect left by treads. The Baraboo River water level is low.

Trout Run Trail

too much fun!

June, 2020 by aparrott58

Although hilly and curvy, on an ebike this trail felt like heaven. We parked north of the Split rock CG and after talking to the rangers at the CG opted to do the hilly section first while we were still fresh and save the flat sections when we were dogged. The switchback straight out of the CG is challenging and then the fun starts on fast downhills, curves, bridges, tunnels and views. All paved too! It was a Saturday and coupled with the easing of the Covid lockdown, the trail was busy. So get there early and park in out of way lot b/c by midday, the THs are packed. A young doe crossed the trail in front of me adjacent to the highway which was really surprising. The last section with the river to one side and the cliff to the other, plus being on the shady side, was a pleasant relief. The ice cream store next to the bike shop was packed (as packed as one can be with 6' social distancing!). This trail is a do not miss. And if you really want to add miles go one way and then do it again the other way!

Accordion

Omaha Trail

nice family ride

June, 2020 by paul.rzepka

Take your time and enjoy the views!

Omaha Trail

love it :)-

May, 2020 by sleepingwithcatsss

Great for biking!!!:)

Root River State Trail

best trail in MN

April, 2020 by urness.andrew

If you’re trying to enjoy some beautiful views and grab a buzz absolutely flying down the Trail, give it a go.

Elroy-Sparta State Trail

Check Before You Travel

November, 2019 by thammers70

Attempted this 23 Nov 2019. At least one 6 mile section is still closed from Elroy west, including a bridge.
The tunnels were also closed, making most of the trail impassable.
If not frozen, the surface was a muddy mess.
I'm sure this is a great trail when it's dry and all sections are open.

Omaha Trail

Rail-ly fun time!

October, 2019 by aparrott58

Rode south to north (elroy to camp Douglas) and back on our fat tire e-bikes. Good scenery, lots of bridges, super tunnel , beautiful weather. Yes there are potholes and even with the fatties, some holes were rough. The asphalt should be milled back to crushed gravel imo. However snowmobile tread and use during the breakup season may be why the surfaced was asphaulted.

Harmony-Preston Valley State Trail

July 2019

September, 2019 by hawkeyebellz

This is a great trail but needs plenty of TLC. The ride is very bumpy with holes in the asphalt in many spots. The approaches to the bridges are also very rough and need repair. Absolutely love the Harmony and Preston area just hoping for improvements before going back.

Root River State Trail

Fountain to Houston

September, 2019 by jakebres

The best trail by far that i have done so far. For the most part it is well kept. I started in Fountain and biked to Houston which is the end of the 42 mile-ish trail and then biked back for about a 7 hour ride total. This is a very welcoming trail for all levels. Lansboro is just a fabulous little town that is a must to visit. Always hopping on the weekends!! There is just enough towns and places to stop to refuel on the route. Will definately to this again.

Omaha Trail

Great Trail

August, 2019 by dougandlib

Rode the Omaha Trail as an evening ride on our way to Madison. Interesting ride with a nice climb from Hustler WI to the tunnel. If you don’t want to ride the whole trail and just want to see the tunnel, park in Hustler for a quick ride. The surface is an odd chip and seal type pavement but generally in good shape. Quite a bit of surface maintenance is taking place near the tunnel with a new layer of gravel.

Elroy-Sparta State Trail

Great Trail

June, 2019 by casey.briskin

My friends and I had planned to do the entire trail, but since it is closed from Norwalk to Elroy- we rode round trip from Sparta to Norwalk and back. The total is 26 miles. Trail was well packed, but a little soft from the end of tunnel 3 to Norwalk. Nice Mexican restaurant in Norwalk right on trail-good place to have lunch before heading back to Sparta. Tunnel 3 is amazing. Walk the bikes and have a good head lamp. We camped at the Leon Valley campground in a cabin. Early in the season and no one was there. Had a wonderful time.

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