Watertown, WI Walking Trails and Maps

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Length
Surfaces
Type

Brown Deer Recreational Trail

1 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Bugline Trail (Route of the Badger)

17.42 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Cannonball Path

3.9 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Duck Lake Nature Area Trail

2 mi
State: WI
Dirt

Eisenbahn State Trail (Route of the Badger)

24.3 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Glacial Drumlin State Trail (Route of the Badger)

53.2 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Glacial River Trail

55.8 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Hank Aaron State Trail (Route of the Badger)

15.2 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Jefferson County Interurban Trail

2.25 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Kiwanis Bike Trail

4 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Lake to Lake Bike Trail

6.5 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Levee Trail (WI)

2.8 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Lower Yahara River Trail

2.5 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Mascoutin Valley State Trail

21 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone, Grass, Gravel

Milwaukee RiverWalk

3.1 mi
State: WI
Concrete

New Berlin Recreation Trail

7 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Oak Leaf Trail (Route of the Badger)

123.6 mi
State: WI
Asphalt
Accordion

Peace Trail

6.4 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Pheasant Branch Conservancy Trail

4.2 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Rock River Parkway Trail

2.4 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Concrete

South Fork Trail (WI)

1.7 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Concrete

Southwest Commuter Path

5.6 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Spring Brook Trail

5.1 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Upper Yahara River Trail

2.9 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Boardwalk

White River State Trail (Route of the Badger)

19.7 mi
State: WI
Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Badger State Trail

39.8 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Capital City State Trail

17.2 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Lake Country Trail

15.2 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Military Ridge State Trail

40 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Muskego Recreation Trail (Route of the Badger)

6.7 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

North Mendota Trail

4.14 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Old Plank Road Trail (WI)

37.6 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Peebles Trail

5.6 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Pelishek-Tiffany Nature Trail

6 mi
State: WI
Dirt, Grass

Prairie Trail (WI)

6.7 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Seven Waters Bike Trail (Route of the Badger)

18.6 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Starkweather Creek Path

3.1 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Sugar River State Trail

22.7 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

US Highway 12 Path

10.9 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Wild Goose State Trail

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

Northwestern Trail

2.8 mi
State: WI
Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Blackhawk Path

2.3 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Brooke Street Trail

2 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

CamRock Trail

2.4 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Deming Way Trail

0.6 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Downtown Trail (WI)

1 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Harbor View Trail

1.1 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Hidden Oaks Trail

0.9 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Concrete

Ice Age Junction Trail

3.8 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

North Fork Trail

2 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Concrete

Powerline Trail (WI)

2.8 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Riverside Corridor Bike-Walking Trail

9.2 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Concrete

South Connector Trail

3.8 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Wingra Creek Path

1.9 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Yahara River Bike Path

0.9 mi
State: WI
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The City of Waukesha has developed a number of connector trails to link popular trails and create continuous routes through the city. A number of longer, popular trails—such as the Glacial Drumlin...
WI 0.9 mi Asphalt
The Brown Deer Recreational Trail runs through the Village of Brown Deer, a suburb of Milwaukee. The tree-line route parallels an active rail line through commercial and residential areas. Mid-way,...
WI 1 mi Asphalt
Overview Broad blue skies strung with white cloud wisps; gem-green fields harboring cattails and butterflies; canopied glens giving way to cavernous quarries. It's all part of the ride on the...
WI 17.42 mi Asphalt
The Cannonball Path runs on a railbanked Union Pacific corridor from near downtown Madison to Fitchburg, a southern suburb. A majority of the paved trail is complete between Madison's...
WI 3.9 mi Asphalt
The City of Franklin Hike and Bike Trail follows a corridor originally used by the Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light, an interurban railroad in southeastern Wisconsin. The corridor was later acquired...
WI 1.5 mi Asphalt
The Duck Lake Nature Area Trail follows the southern side of Lake Como between Lake Geneva and Como, Wisconsin, not far from the Illinois state line. The trail is more rustic than most rail-trails and...
WI 2 mi Dirt
Overview 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...
WI 24.3 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Overview The 53-mile Glacial Drumlin State Trail between Cottage Grove and Waukesha provides a glimpse into the past when glaciers bore down on southeastern Wisconsin in the last Ice Age. Those...
WI 53.2 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel
The Glacial River Trail provides bikers, pedestrians, and in-line skaters with a 55.8-mile off-road/on-road rural route winding through farmland, prairie, wetlands, and woodlands as it passes through...
WI 55.8 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
In 1957, baseball legend Hank “The Hammer” Aaron led the Milwaukee Braves to the first of two consecutive World Series appearances and a championship over the usually dominant New York Yankees. In...
WI 15.2 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Jefferson County Interurban Trail is a paved multi-use trail that follows a former interurban rail line for what will eventually be almost eleven miles through Jefferson and Waukesha County. About...
WI 2.25 mi Asphalt
The Kiwanis Bike Trail, named for the Kiwanis Club that spearheaded the effort to build the trail, parallels the western bank of the Rock River through the southern Wisconsin community of Janesville....
WI 4 mi Asphalt
Overview The Lake to Lake Bike Trail winds through the beautiful terrain of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. It is a newer, well-maintained trail, with a wide, crushed limestone roadbed. It is used...
WI 6.5 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
As is apparent from the name, the trail sits atop a beside along the Wisconsin River. The trail is asphalt and easy to use for people of all ages and abilities. The trail begins in Edgewater Street in...
WI 2.8 mi Asphalt
Dane County's Lower Yahara River Trail offers an incredibly scenic experience in the Madison area. On its western end, the 2.5-mile paved pathway connects to the Capital City State Trail near the...
WI 2.5 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
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
Meadowbrook Trail parallels Meadowbrook Road offering a useful and convenient off-road route through northwest Waukesha. It begins at a connection to Lake Country Recreation Trail, a 15-mile east-west...
WI 2.4 mi Concrete
The Milwaukee RiverWalk provides a pleasant way to get around Milwaukee from the Historic Third Ward, through downtown, and north to the Lower East Side. It also has easy connections to three other...
WI 3.1 mi Concrete
Overview The paved New Berlin Recreation Trail runs straight as an east-west compass bearing for 7 miles through the western Milwaukee suburbs, from New Berlin to Waukesha. While it is void of...
WI 7 mi Asphalt
Overview The Oak Leaf Trail is the jewel in the crown of Milwaukee County’s extensive trail system. The trail meanders for 123 miles in and around the city of Milwaukee on a changing terrain of...
WI 123.6 mi Asphalt
Accordion
Overview If you’re going to visit the historical communities that lie just west of Lake Michigan, why not use the former route of the venerable interurban railroad? The Ozaukee Interurban Trail...
WI 30.1 mi Asphalt
Stretching from Afton to Janesville, the Peace Trail offers a paved, tree-shaded route paralleling the Rock River and an active rail line. From its northern end in Janesville, the trail crosses the...
WI 6.4 mi Asphalt
The Pheasant Branch Conservancy Trail forms a loop within the scenic Pheasant Branch Conservancy, a natural area containing a marsh, meadows, forest and hills. The area is home to a vast array of...
WI 4.2 mi Crushed Stone
The Pheasant Branch Creek Corridor Trail follows a lush wooded creek through Middleton, a northwestern suburb of Wisconsin’s state capital. Its east end is anchored by the beautiful Pheasant Branch...
WI 1.4 mi Asphalt
The Rock River Parkway Trail in Janesville runs between Rockport Park and S. Jackson Street bridge on the north side of the river. Here, at the trail's eastern terminus, you can easily link to Spring...
WI 2.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The South Fork Trail is a multipurpose recreation path in the City of Middleton, a suburb of Madison, Wisconsin. It winds east to west, from beneath US-12/14 to the Pleasant View Golf Course. The...
WI 1.7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
All it takes is a short ride on Madison’s 5.6-mile South  west Commuter Path to understand the critical role it plays in getting people around town. Not only does it pass within a mile of the State...
WI 5.6 mi Asphalt
Janesville's Spring Brook Trail provides an important non-motorized route to many of the city's popular recreational amenities. The pathway begins just off the eastern terminus of the Rock River...
WI 5.1 mi Asphalt
In south-central Wisconsin, the Upper Yahara River Trail connects the communities of DeForest and Windsor along a beautiful wooded waterway. Buffered by neighborhoods, the trail offers residents an...
WI 2.9 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
Overview The White River State Trail is a 19.7-mile trail composed of two separate segments: a 12-mile stretch that runs between Elkhorn and just west of Burlington in Walworth County, and a 7-mile...
WI 19.7 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel
Closure Notice: The Stewart Tunnel has been closed since 2019 and remains closed for the foreseeable future. A detour using Tunnel Road allows trail users to go around the tunnel. Visit the trail page...
WI 39.8 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Overview The Beerline Trail, named after the corridor that was once used by freight trains transporting the ingredients for beer to some of Milwaukee’s famous breweries, runs for 3.7 miles through...
WI 3.7 mi Asphalt
Overview The Capital City State Trail contributes to the impression that you’re never far from a bike path in the Madison area. The paved trail meanders for 17 miles from the suburb of Fitchburg in...
WI 17.2 mi Asphalt
The Cushing Park Road Recreational Trail begins on the western outskirts of Delafield, a small community about 30 miles west of Milwaukee. From Delafield's Main Street, the trail heads south,...
WI 3 mi Asphalt
The Fox River Trail runs diagonally along its namesake waterway through Waukesha in southeastern Wisconsin (just outside of Milwaukee). A trailhead at the E.B. Shurts Environmental Education Center in...
WI 6 mi Asphalt
The Lake Country Trail runs from the western edge of Waukesha to Oconomowoc in Wisconsin’s Lake Country area. Most of the trail was built on a former Milwaukee-Watertown Interurban Railway...
WI 15.2 mi Asphalt
NOTE: A State Trail Pass ($25 annually/$5 daily) is required for bicyclists and in-line skaters ages 16 and older. Snowmobilers must display either a Wisconsin registration or a snowmobile State Trail...
WI 40 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Muskego Recreation Trail follows a corridor originally used by the Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light, an interurban railroad in southeastern Wisconsin. The corridor was later acquired by...
WI 6.7 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
The North Mendota trail is a 12-ft wide asphalt trail that connects Waunakee and Governor Nelson State Park, on the shores of Lake Mendota. Starting at the northern trailhead in the village of...
WI 4.14 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
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 37.6 mi Asphalt
The Peebles Trail is a nearly 6-mile pathway, linking Fond du Lac at the southern edge of Lake Winnebago with St. Peter (Taycheedah) to its east. The trail also passes through the unincorporated...
WI 5.6 mi Asphalt
The Pelishek-Tiffany Nature Trail runs for 6 miles along an abandoned railroad corridor, between the towns of Allens Grove and Clinton. The trail is open to snowmobiles, cyclists, horseback riders and...
WI 6 mi Dirt, Grass
The Prairie Trail offers a paved route of nearly 7 miles along the eastern boundary of Fond du Lac, a mid-sized city befitting its French name which means “foot of the lake” as it hugs the southern...
WI 6.7 mi Asphalt
Overview The Seven Waters Bike Trail is a scenic corridor stretching more than 18 miles north–south between Burlington and Muskego Lake into Waukesha County. The trail was originally three trails,...
WI 18.6 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel
The Starkweather Creek Path traces the waterway north from the Capital City State Trail through Madison’s eastern neighborhoods of Starkweather, Worthington Park, Eken Park and Carpenter-Ridgeway. The...
WI 3.1 mi Asphalt
Overview If you can’t make it to Switzerland, then you can do the  next best thing: take the Sugar River State Trail to “America’s Little Switzerland,” New Glarus, Wisconsin. Settled in 1845 by a...
WI 22.7 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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...
WI 10.9 mi Asphalt
Although short, the West Allis Cross Town Connector represents an important start to a future link between three trails in Milwaukee County. Currently, the trail begins at a junction with the New...
WI 0.9 mi Asphalt
Overview The Wild Goose State Trail is a premier rail trail, spanning approximately 35 miles in Dodge and Fond du Lac counties. For trail users looking for a peaceful and beautiful place to visit,...
WI 34.5 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass
Madison’s Campus Drive Pedestrian and Bicycle Path is a short trail linking the city’s west side with the University of Wisconsin’s agricultural facilities. Both the heart of the university and the...
WI 0.8 mi Asphalt
Kinnickinnic River Trail (called the KK River Trail by locals) runs just over 2 miles in southern Milwaukee, following the river through a densely populated and industrial corridor. The trail links...
WI 2.3 mi Asphalt
The Northwestern Trail begins near the public library in downtown Ripon, a charming small town in eastern Wisconsin. History buffs may want to head a few blocks south from this endpoint to explore the...
WI 2.8 mi Dirt, Grass, Gravel
The Lake Geneva Bike Path runs through the scenic resort city, offering connections to many of the community’s amenities. The trail has five unique, color-coded segments. The Blue Route is the...
WI 8.9 mi Asphalt
Blackhawk Path offers a convenient way to traverse Shorewood Hills, a western suburb of Madison nestled along Lake Mendota. Increasing its value as a commuting corridor are plans to extend the trail...
WI 2.3 mi Asphalt
Fond du Lac's Brooke Street Trail follows a former rail corridor from the community's southern reaches to an endpoint not far from scenic Lake Winnebago. The city's location relative to the lake,...
WI 2 mi Asphalt
The CamRock Trail travels 2.4 miles through its namesake CamRock Park in Cambridge, Wisconsin. CamRock Park, managed by Dane County Parks, offers a number of ammenities to trail users including...
WI 2.4 mi Crushed Stone
The Deming Way Trail is a recreational path along Pheasant Branch in Middleton, Wisconsin. The two-lane trail accommodates walkers, joggers, dog-walkers and cyclists. Though short, the trail connects...
WI 0.6 mi Asphalt
The Downtown Trail—also known as the River Trail and Riverwalk Trail—runs alongside the Fond du Lac River for nearly 2 miles in the heart of Fond du Lac. The vast majority of the trail is smooth...
WI 1 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Harbor View Trail occupies a former rail bed—now shared with overhead electric transmission wires—on the southern edge of Lakeside Park in Fond du Lac. The trail parallels Harbor View Drive for...
WI 1.1 mi Asphalt
The Hidden Oaks Trail is a piece of Middleton's expanding shared use path system. It peels off from the North Fork Trail and heads east, passing the Capitol Ice Arena, into the Hinrich's Family Farm...
WI 0.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Ice Age Junction Trails not only travels 3.8 miles across Dane County, WI, but also takes trail users millions of years back in time. While most of Wisconsin spent the Ice Age covered by...
WI 3.8 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The North Fork Trail begins beside US-12, intersecting with Middleton's other multiuse trails: specifically the US Highway 12 Path; Pheasant Branch Creek Corridor Trail; and the Deming Way Trail. The...
WI 2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Stretching east-west through the City of Greenfield, the Powerline Trail is a new shared-use path that offers multiple recreation and transportation opportunities for locals and visitors alike. The...
WI 2.8 mi Asphalt
The southern Wisconsin City of Beloit, located near the Illinois border, boasts over 9 miles of multiuse trail along the Rock River. The river is the centerpiece of downtown, and a system of...
WI 9.2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
This path runs along the north side of Highway 11 and south of the city of Janesville. The eastern end starts about 3/4 of a mile west of I-39 and runs all the way to S County Road D, crossing over...
WI 3.8 mi Asphalt
The Wingra Creek Path—also known as the Wingra Bike Path—runs along the winding waterway in Madison. The trail provides a critical link from the neighborhoods south of downtown Madison to the Capital...
WI 1.9 mi Asphalt
The Yahara River Bike Path, on the northeastern side of Madison, is anchored by Tenney Park on one end and the 17-mile Capital City Trail on the other. From one recreational amenity to the other, the...
WI 0.9 mi Asphalt

Recent Trail Reviews

Badger State Trail

Stewart Tunnnel abandoned

July, 2024 by pressman3887

As of 7/7/24 no work done on tunnel. There isnt even a trail left, leading up to the tunnel. The tunnel project is a complete sham. Where is the 6 million dollars? Where did the insurance money go, for the bridge, north of Monroe? Time for someone to be held accountable.

Eisenbahn State Trail (Route of the Badger)

Fantastic trail for biking

July, 2024 by rkhilt

This trail exceeded our expectations. Scenery was beautiful and trails were in great condition. This seems to be a hidden gem. We rode from the Eden trailhead to Kewaskum. We will definitely ride this trail again.

Glacial Drumlin State Trail (Route of the Badger)

Cottage Grove to Lake Mills and Return

July, 2024 by t5n8nj6tsn

Nice, peaceful, perfect weather Monday morning ride. There is a tree laying over the trail @ 5.3 miles from Cottage Grove. Had to duck low, but was able to ride under it on the side that is still off the ground. No other issues for this part of the trail. Very enjoyable trail.

Accordion

White River State Trail (Route of the Badger)

Perfect Morning Ride

June, 2024 by tvisintainer1

Did this ride starting at the East end. Loved the views and the trail was well maintained. I do wish the connection through Burlington as more direct or better signed.

New Berlin Recreation Trail

trail flooded east of hwy 164

June, 2024 by y1htak2

We use this trail all the time. Flooded portion was about 100 feet long by 1 foot deep in places. Shoes got very wet as we pedaled through it. Ducks were happy. Usually the puddle is not this deep and long but we’ve had a lot of rain lately.

Bugline Trail (Route of the Badger)

Bug Line Review from behind Costco Gas Station to Menomonee Park

June, 2024 by 5sdc5y9xrc

The trail was nicely paved and had frequent shady spots to take a break out of the heat. Slight incline as we made are way. It was approx 5 Miles on Bike to Menomonee Park. Went swimming, had a picnic. There is a shelter. Bathrooms, changing room , shower and bubblers.You can rent kayaks. Easier coming back as the incline slants down so areas to just coast. Surprised by the cars stopping for people to let them cross. I was impressed! My legs are jello but we had a great time!

Bugline Trail (Route of the Badger)

Does it require entrance parking permit

June, 2024 by diavh

We are planning to visit there and does it require parking permit?? Where is best place to park?

City of Franklin Hike and Bike Trail (Route of the Badger)

No complaints. Just a short paved trail.

June, 2024 by alloy_smile

No complaints. Just a short paved trail.

Muskego Recreation Trail (Route of the Badger)

Ride at your own risk is correct. This trail is not maintained. Started over by Muskego county park. It gets a little better as you go towards the Franklin bike and bike trail but it's nothing to go out of your way for.

June, 2024 by alloy_smile

Ride at your own risk is correct. This trail is not maintained. Started over by Muskego county park. It gets a little better as you go towards the Franklin bike and bike trail but it's nothing to go out of your way for.

Starkweather Creek Path

Great Trail

June, 2024 by davep.mischka67

I’ve used this trail hundreds of times over the years as I head into Madison, Wisconsin from Sun Prairie to bike around the lakes. This is a great trail, with many a beautiful vistas.

Ozaukee Interurban Trail (Route of the Badger)

Depends what day

June, 2024 by drozey7

I used to love this trail, too many rude and inconsiderate riders from Milwaukee.

Jefferson County Interurban Trail

Map incomplete

June, 2024 by j.michael.klaus

As noted by the previous reviewer in June, 2023, this trail is now complete from its trailhead in Watertown to its junction with County Road F, south of Ixonia. It has been paved and open since October, 2022. Please update map. The map's satellite view actually shows the asphalt surface.

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