Wisconsin Cross Country Skiing Trails and Maps

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Length
Surfaces
Type

400 State Trail

22.3 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Ahnapee State Park Trail

44.9 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Badger State Trail

40 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Bannerman Trail

7 mi
State: WI
Dirt, Grass, Sand

Bearskin State Trail

26.5 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Beerline Trail

3.7 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Brooke Street Trail

2 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Buffalo River State Trail

36.4 mi
State: WI
Ballast, Crushed Stone

CE Trail

5.8 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Cattail State Trail

17.8 mi
State: WI
Ballast, Dirt, Gravel

Cheese Country Recreation Trail

47 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Chippewa River State Trail

38.5 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Devil's River State Trail

14.6 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Downtown Trail (WI)

1 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Duck Creek Trail (WI)

6 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Eisenbahn State Trail

25 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Elroy-Sparta State Trail

33.8 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Fox River State Trail

24.5 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Friendship State Trail

18.4 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Crushed Stone
Accordion

Glacial Drumlin State Trail

52 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Glacial River Trail

55.8 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Green Circle Trail

27 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel, Sand, Woodchips

Hayward Pedestrian-Bike Trail

4 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Hiawatha Trail (WI)

14 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Hillsboro State Trail

4.3 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Junction Trail

3 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Concrete

Kenosha County Bike Trail

18.6 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

La Crosse River State Trail

21 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Lake Geneva Bike Path

8.9 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Lake Michigan Pathway

14 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

MRK Trail

4.6 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Mascoutin Valley State Trail

21 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone, Grass, Gravel

Military Ridge State Trail

40 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Mountain-Bay State Trail

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

New Berlin Recreation Trail

7 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Newberry Trail

2.4 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Newton Blackmour State Trail

20.6 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Nicolet State Trail

90.1 mi
State: WI
Cinder, Crushed Stone, Gravel

North Shore Trail (WI)

3 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Northwestern Trail

2.8 mi
State: WI
Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Oak Leaf Trail

125 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Oconto River State Trail

8 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Old Abe State Trail

28.1 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Old Plank Road Trail (WI)

21.6 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Oliver-Wrenshall Trail

6.5 mi
State: WI
Dirt, Grass

Omaha Trail

12.5 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Gravel

Ozaukee Interurban Trail

30.1 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Pecatonica State Trail

10 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Peebles Trail

5.6 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Pelishek-Tiffany Nature Trail

6 mi
State: WI
Dirt, Grass

Plum Lake Trail

4 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Prairie Farms Trail

1.8 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Prairie Trail (WI)

6.7 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Racine-Sturtevant Trail

3.5 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Red Cedar State Trail

14.5 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Rock River Parkway Trail

2.4 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Concrete

Rountree Branch Trail

3 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Concrete

Sanders Creek Trail

1.1 mi
State: WI
Concrete

Saunders State Trail

8.4 mi
State: WI
Ballast

Schrader Connection

1.7 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Seven Waters Bike Trail

17.6 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Sheboygan Interurban Trail

14 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Southwest Commuter Path

5.6 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Starkweather Creek Path

3.1 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Stower Seven Lakes State Trail

13.5 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Sugar River State Trail

22.7 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Three Eagle Trail

11.2 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Tomorrow River State Trail

29.2 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Tuscobia State Trail

74 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

West Allis Cross Town Connector

0.9 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

White River State Trail

19 mi
State: WI
Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Wild Goose State Trail

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

Wild Rivers State Trail

104 mi
State: WI
Ballast, Gravel

Wildwood Trail

7.6 mi
State: WI
Gravel

Wingra Creek Path

1.9 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Wiouwash State Trail

41 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Wisconsin River Trail

0.4 mi
State: WI
Concrete

Wolf River State Trail

33.4 mi
State: WI
Ballast, Crushed Stone

Wolf Run Trail (WI)

2 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone
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
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. It also overlaps two...
WI 44.9 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Rail-trail fans know that Wisconsin’s Elroy-Sparta State Trail is famous for its three tunnels. The Badger State Trail, which heads south from Madison to the Illinois state line (where it connects...
WI 40 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 Bearskin State Trail follows a route blazed into the heart of the great Northwoods, first by pioneers and loggers, and then by passengers and outdoors enthusiasts on trains with such names as the...
WI 26.5 mi Crushed Stone
The Beerline Trail, so named because the corridor was once used by freight trains transporting the ingredients for beer to some of Milwaukee’s famous breweries, has contributed to the revitalization...
WI 3.7 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 Buffalo River State Trail connects the towns of Fairchild and Mondovi along US 10 in scenic central Wisconsin. Although the rail-trail closely follows the Buffalo River, the winding waterway is...
WI 36.4 mi Ballast, Crushed Stone
The CE Trail, one of the longest trails in the Fox Valley region of Wisconsin, links Appleton and Kaukauna along busy County Highway CE. While not particularly scenic, the trail offers access to a...
WI 5.8 mi Asphalt
The Cattail State Trail runs for nearly 18 miles along an old railroad corridor between the communities of Amery and Almena, passing through the village of Turtle Lake in between. The trail traverses...
WI 17.8 mi Ballast, Dirt, Gravel
If you’re looking for an invigorating motorized-trail experience, the Cheese Country Recreation Trail (aka the Tri-County Trail) won’t disappoint. If you’re on foot, hoof, or self-propelled two...
WI 47 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
The 30.4-mile Chippewa River State Trail kicks off at the confluence of the Eau Claire and Chippewa Rivers in downtown Eau Claire’s Phoenix Park, where visitors can access a walking labyrinth,...
WI 38.5 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 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
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
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
Utter darkness is as much a part of the scenery along the Elroy-Sparta State Trail as the views of the rolling hills and farmland. That’s because visitors pass through three hand-dug railroad tunnels...
WI 33.8 mi Crushed Stone
The Fox River State Trail connects Packerland with pastureland as it rolls for 25 miles from the hometown of NFL’s Green Bay Packers to farming communities south. Named for the river that spawned the...
WI 24.5 mi Asphalt, 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
Accordion
The 52-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 gigantic sheets...
WI 52 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
The description of the Green Circle Trail on the official site makes a unique boast: “All urban residents are within 10 minutes of the trail system, and yet, more than 80% of the Green Circle travels...
WI 27 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel, Sand, Woodchips
The community of Hayward boasts four miles of multi-use pathway looping through the northwest Wisconsin city. The trail winds from south to north, past residential and business areas, connecting to...
WI 4 mi Asphalt
Shimmering lakes and Wisconsin's beautiful North Woods wilderness await you on the Hiawatha Trail. The trail provides a splendid journey along an old Milwaukee Road rail corridor that hauled white...
WI 14 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 Junction Trail is a paved hike-and-bike path in Menomonie, Wisconsin. The trail sits in a converted Union Pacific railbed and travels through natural, residential and industrial areas as it heads...
WI 3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Kenosha County Bike Trail is open in two sections separated by dense neighborhoods in the City of Kenosha. The northern segment runs northeast from 35th Street in the city to 1st Street at the...
WI 18.6 mi Asphalt
The La Crosse River valley provides level terrain through a rugged area of western Wisconsin for the La Crosse River State Trail. This screened-limestone rail-with-trail passes through farmland,...
WI 21 mi Crushed Stone
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
The 13.5-mile Lake Michigan Pathway keeps you in close touch with the sixth-largest freshwater lake in the world as it links rail-trails north and south of the port city of Racine. Along the way, the...
WI 14 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
Racine County's eastern edge is home to the MRK Trail, a rail-with-trail that extends north from the City of Racine to the Village of Caledonia. Because Racine County standardized its signs several...
WI 4.6 mi 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 Military Ridge State Trail finds the high ground as it rolls across 40 miles of idyllic farmland from the outskirts of Madison to the historic mining town of Dodgeville. It follows an American...
WI 40 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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 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 trestles,...
WI 7 mi Asphalt
Appleton’s Newberry Trail follows the Fox River, its navigational canal locks and an active rail line at different points during its scenic trek. The area was once an industrial hub, but mature trees...
WI 2.4 mi Asphalt
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
Racine’s southeastern neighborhoods are home to the North Shore Trail, which extends south to the Racine–Kenosha county line. Because Racine County standardized its signs several years ago, you won't...
WI 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 Oak Leaf Trail is the jewel in the crown of Milwaukee County’s extensive trail system. The trail meanders for more than 125 miles in and around the city of Milwaukee on a changing terrain of flat...
WI 125 mi Asphalt
The Oconto River State Trail offers an 8-mile crushed limestone, level-grade pathway between Stiles Junction and Oconto, which sits on the shores of Lake Michigan. Along the way, you'll enjoy a...
WI 8 mi Crushed Stone
The Old Abe State Trail rolls for 28 miles along a paved surface from Eau Claire to Cornell. A 3-mile gap (which will one day be closed) between Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls splits the trail into...
WI 28.1 mi Asphalt
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 21.6 mi Asphalt
The 6.5-mile Oliver–Wrenshall Trail runs between Oliver, Wisconsin, and the Minnesota state line, where it continues to Wrenshall as the Alex Laveau section of the Willard Munger State Trail. The...
WI 6.5 mi Dirt, Grass
The 12.5-mile Omaha Trail passes through a wonderland of towering buttes, mesas, and pinnacles that seem more at home in an arid desert than in fertile farmland. The steep sandstone formations, some...
WI 12.5 mi Asphalt, Gravel
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 stretches the...
WI 30.1 mi Asphalt
The Pecatonica State Trail is never far from water as it takes the easygoing Bonner Branch Valley through the rolling hills and rocky bluffs of southwest Wisconsin’s Driftless Area, a region that the...
WI 10 mi Crushed Stone
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, Crushed Stone
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
Trail is part of a multi-community system in Vilas County, WI. It is paved and connects the two trails listed. It follows Hwy N west of Saynor to Old Hwy N to beginning of Crystal Lake Trail. 
WI 4 mi Asphalt
With farmland to the east and the Des Plaines River Floodplain to the west, this picturesque trail is a relaxing adventure on two feet or on wheels. The crushed stone trail runs from Prairie Springs...
WI 1.8 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt
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
The Racine-Sturtevant Trail runs for 3.5 miles from the western side of Racine to near the eastern edge of the Village of Sturtevant. The trail occupies an abandoned rail corridor for most of its...
WI 3.5 mi Asphalt
One of Wisconsin’s earliest rail-trail conversions, the 14.5-mile Red Cedar State Trail is built on the former corridor of the Red Cedar Junction railway, which served Knapp, Stout & Co. in the...
WI 14.5 mi Crushed Stone
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 Rountree Branch Trail begins where Chestnut Street in Platteville crosses the Rountree Branch stream and continues 2.7 miles to Keystone Parkway. The trail connects trails on the UW-Platteville...
WI 3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Sanders Creek Trail begins on the north end of Boscobel and winds southward through town along its namesake creek. The paved pathway offers a pleasant experience in a greenspace bordering quiet...
WI 1.1 mi Concrete
The 8.4-mile Saunders State Tail links with the Gandy Dancer Trail at Borea, southwest of Superior, and continues into Minnesota, where it is known as the Soo Line Trail (southern route). The trail is...
WI 8.4 mi Ballast
Opened in 2019, the Schrader Connection transformed a 1.7-mile stretch of a former Canadian National railroad line into a crushed-stone path that provides a shorter, pleasant route between two...
WI 1.7 mi Crushed Stone
The Seven Waters Bike Trail is a scenic corridor stretching more than 17 miles north–south between Burlington and Muskego Lake into Waukesha County. The trail was originally three trails, locally...
WI 17.6 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel
The Sheboygan Interurban Trail follows the route of an electric railway that once ran between Milwaukee and Sheboygan from the early 1900s to 1951. The trail begins at Pebble Beach Road on the Ozaukee...
WI 14 mi Asphalt
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
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
The Stower Seven Lakes State Trail runs for nearly 14 miles along an old railroad corridor between Amery and Dresser, passing through the towns of Deronda, Wanderoos and Nye. In Amery, the trail...
WI 13.5 mi Crushed Stone
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 small group...
WI 22.7 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Three Eagle Trail is a rail-trail in northern Wisconsin that follows the former Chicago and North Western (CNW) Railway line between the City of Eagle River and the Town of Three Lakes....
WI 11.2 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
From Rice Lake to Park Falls, the Tuscobia State Trail travels 74 miles through the Flambeau State Forest and Chequamegon National Forest in northern Wisconsin. Enjoy the rugged wilderness of the Blue...
WI 74 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass
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
The White River State Trail is 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 section that connects the...
WI 19 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel
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
The Wild Rivers State Trail runs for 104 miles through Douglas, Washburn and Barron counties in northwest Wisconsin along an old railroad route between Superior and Rice Lake. The surface is compacted...
WI 104 mi Ballast, Gravel
The Wildwood Trail follows a former railroad right-of-way once owned by the St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway Company. The trail runs between Woodville and Spring Valley and is open to...
WI 7.6 mi Gravel
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
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
The Wisconsin River Trail is a developing pathway which will one day connect the communities of Boscobel, Woodman, and Wauzeka in southwestern Wisconsin. The loop trail will be built in four phases...
WI 0.4 mi Concrete
The Wolf River State Trail spans 33 miles along the former Wisconsin Central railroad corridor from Crandon in Forest County to the village of White Lake in Langlade County (not far from the Menominee...
WI 33.4 mi Ballast, Crushed Stone
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...
WI 2 mi Crushed Stone

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Recent Trail Reviews

La Crosse River State Trail

Great Trail

June, 2022 by dpoquette

Friend and I rode the portion between Bangor and Sparta. The trail was well maintained although towards Sparta, there were 3 holes in the roadbed about 6” in diameter. As a previous person mentioned, you can hear and see the freeway in some areas of the trail but you could barely hear it. We rode it in the afternoon and early evening. In the evening, you stopped for any reason, the mosquitoes will eat you. So bring bug spray. Also, it’s about 40% shade between Bangor and Sparta with a bubbler on the trail in Rockland. From a railroad fan aspect, the trail has only one historical artifact. There is an old telegraph pole with mile marker 251 on it. But the trail does parallel the CN tracks and you do get to see Amtrak go by as well as an occasional freight. There are some really nice bridges along the trail.

Great Sauk State Trail

Nice trail

June, 2022 by edgramza

Nice trail. Relatively flat but hills are there and very deceiving. Older or inexperienced riders could benefit with the use of an E-bike while on some of those ‘hidden’ hills as they can be a mile or more long. Great day for a ride on this very well kept trail. Ended the ride with a visit to the original Culver’s in Sauk City for a scoop of their famous custard.

Kenosha County Bike Trail

Wonderful trail

June, 2022 by stone.conroy

Always a good experience--goes through some nice areas, trail is in good condition.

Accordion

Mercer Hike and Bike Trail

Not my favorite of the paved trails.

June, 2022 by jmziesmer

Trail is actually 10 miles from Manitowish waters to Mercer. Of the 10 miles you will be on blacktop that is unfinished. It’s not a smooth surface almost like riding on a rail trail. Two segments one is 1.0 miles the other 1.3 miles. Another section you will be on a rural road it has no painted lines there is however very little traffic. 1.5 miles

Packerland Drive Trail

miles are misleading

June, 2022 by jmziesmer

Packerland Drive Trail is 3.2 miles in one direction. It is on Packerland Drive only. The map shows it taking different directions that is not considered the only Packerland Trail.. The map shown is the entire W. Main Loop.

Fox River State Trail

You had me at tree covered, then pushed it over the top with spring flowers!

June, 2022 by marycooksupfun

If you’ve never ridden the Fox River Trail, give it a try. We picked it up in Green Leaf, where there’s a great parking lot. About 3.5 miles north of Green Leaf, the hard tree covered pea gravel trail, flanked by beautiful spring flowers, turns into a beautiful paved two-lane bike route that meanders through the country-side until it reached DePere, where it winds along the Fox River. Several boat-launches along the route offer flush bathrooms and picnic spots. The path weaves behind stunning homes and gardens that give you the feeling of riding in Holland. What a treasure you folks who live in this area have in the Fox River Trail. We’re looking forward to riding this trail again soon.

Chippewa River State Trail

Fabulous!

June, 2022 by thomasvelie

Born and raised in Eau Claire, 36 years in Mississippi. I grew up riding the streets of EC. Today was the first time on trails. If you can’t appreciate the trails of Eau Claire, go to north Mississippi and ride only the Tanglefoot for a few years. Then return and you will say, “Fabulous!”

Military Ridge State Trail

Great...until you get out farther from Verona

June, 2022 by r.heinemann

This is such a beautiful trail, but it has so many bridges that are in bad shape. The snowmobiles have taken their toll on them. Also, biking is such a wonderful activity in the summer, and road bikers tend to go long distances. Given the unsafe roads for biking (bike lanes eroding into the shoulders, dump trucks and semi overuse, debris in bike lanes) the State of Wisconsin could really look into improving the trails that are already established. The Military Ridge Trail could really benefit from being paved the entire distance. Wash out tends to make this gravel trail unsafe for even gravel bikes, but really unsafe on the downhills for road bikers. Please improve summer activities in Wisconsin by improving this trail!

US Highway 12 Path

This trail could connect to others for a better biking experience

June, 2022 by r.heinemann

This is a nice trail, BUT wouldn't it make sense for it to be connected from where it ends near Rauls Road to the over-highway 12 walking/biking bridge that was never used (just going weeds on it) to the trail end at Dunlap Hollow Road near Sauk City? Road bikers like a LONG ride most days and connecting these trails would also add the Sauk River Trail ride as well! This would bring road bikers into Sauk businesses for refreshments. Letting that bridge go is a shame. It was constructed to connect the trails, but someone dropped the ball.

Badger State Trail

Could WI possible have the rest paved?

June, 2022 by r.heinemann

This is a beautiful trail; one of my favorites because of the length. It is hard to road bike safely anymore due to unsafe drivers and eroding bike lanes into the shoulder due to our lovely WI winters. However, I believe this trail would get much more attention if it was paved the entire length. It would be the perfect day ride for road bikers and businesses would benefit from people buying refreshments during their rides. Gravel bikers tend not to go as long, but road bikers like to get in the distance.

Bearskin State Trail

A great trail

June, 2022 by jmziesmer

We rode this trail today. Starting in Minocqua going south. 17 miles from Minocqua the trail is fine there was no closures. A previous reviewer may have found a bridge repair that cost a portion of the trail to be closed. Homeowners along the trail have stopped access to their property going to various businesses off the trail. As a private property that is their prerogative. The trail is fairly flat with gentle inclines. There is one paved hill in each direction that we went that is challenging.

Seven Waters Bike Trail

Trip from Illinois to Milwaukee

June, 2022 by hilltoppper

We planned to ride the entire trail on our trip north from Illinois to Milwaukee. The route was a great off-road link for our trip.

Trail marking could be better. I do not recall any signage of the Seven Waters Trail. There were no good maps on the route and the two we saw were faded and barely readable.

One mid-block crossing of the highway was interesting.

After going through Saller Woods we left the trail briefly to go into Rochester for food and rejoined it on Main on the east side of town. Found a decent convenience store on the road.

As I recall most of the south section of the trail was crushed limestone. Around Waterford a segment was paved. The worse conditions on the trail we’re the segment north of the Muskego access. Rather than nice limestone screenings it appeared to be a coarse material of ground recycled asphalt. We had wide tires but it was not pleasurable at all especially we were touring “loaded”. Road bikers will not appreciate the surface. To avoid anymore of that surface, we jumped off on Champion Drive to get to the end of the trail at Cape Road and ultimately to Ryan Road.

That last rough section and lack of way finding lowered our rating of the whole trail. Tie this trail to the Oak Leaf into Milwaukee and you would have a big winner.

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