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400 State Trail

22.3 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Ahnapee State Park Trail

44.9 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Bearskin State Trail

26.5 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Buffalo River State Trail

36.4 mi
State: WI
Ballast, Crushed Stone

Capital City State Trail

17 mi
State: WI
Asphalt
Accordion

Chippewa River State Trail

38.5 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Fox River Trail (Waukesha)

6 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Great River State Trail

24 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Hiawatha Trail (WI)

14 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Hillsboro State Trail

4.3 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Kiwanis Bike Trail

4 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

La Crosse River State Trail

21 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Military Ridge State Trail

40 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Omaha Trail

12.5 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Gravel

Pecatonica State Trail

10 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Red Cedar State Trail

14.5 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Rock River Parkway Trail

2.4 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Concrete

Saunders State Trail

8.4 mi
State: WI
Ballast

Tuscobia State Trail

74 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Upper Yahara River Trail

2.9 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Boardwalk

White River State Trail

19 mi
State: WI
Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Wild Rivers State Trail

104 mi
State: WI
Ballast, Gravel

Wiouwash State Trail

41 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

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. The trail follows the...
WI 44.9 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Bearskin State Trail follows a route blazed into the heart of the great North Woods, 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 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 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 the...
WI 17 mi Asphalt
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 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
Accordion
The Great River State Trail is named for the Mississippi River, but Ol’ Man River stays mostly out of sight if you follow this 24-mile trail through river marshes, wildlife preserves, hardwood...
WI 24 mi Crushed Stone
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 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
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 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 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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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 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

Saunders State Trail

No

June, 2017 by wolfhavenfarm

I biked this trail from the Wisconsin line to the end. Wooded and very nice scenery. The surface was thickly covered with heavy ballast rock. Some places it was a foot deep of loose rock. When the trail turns north towards Superior it starts to get usable. There's a tiny trail ends sign at a road crossing but the trail continues on. This section is not maintained and is the only usable section. Turned into a nice rideable section but ends at the next road crossing on Ames Road. Not usable for hiking, biking or horseback riding. A waste of a good rail to trail section that could link Superior to the Soo Line trails and the Munger Trail.

Eisenbahn State Trail

Great trail no traffic

June, 2017 by dean.smith_tl

We had limited time and blasted from Eden to Campbellsport and back with a dog in a trailer. The trail was perfect. Crushed limestone I think. A few somewhat tall weeds in places but no big deal. The wildlife from turkeys and turkey vultures (I think that is what they were) were fascinating. Lots of feral house cats (or barn cats) along the way resenting our intrusion but providing merriment as they tripped over themselves trying to run off the trail. We saw no other bikers or people on the trail and this was on a Saturday in June. The solitude was great. When I have more time I would like to explore more of this trail. Great ride.

Pine Line Trail

This is a snowmobile trail masquerading as a bike trail

June, 2017 by dean.smith_tl

Started in Medford and rode North. The trail was great and as advertised (crushed limestone/granite) until Whittlesey. There were a couple of trees down (very recent) over the trail just out of Medford however I was able to carry my bike under and over them. The trail kind of deteriorates until Chelsea and then it is mostly not maintained with grass and weeds about 2' high and mud bogs (this has been an exceptionally wet year in WI from what I hear) for much of it. I was riding a mountain bike with knobby tires and was covered in mud by the time I got to Westboro. I don't think a smooth tired bike would make it. In a few places along the way people are cutting the grass and it is like you are riding across someone's lawn.

That said I had a great time. The trail to Westboro is away from Wisconsin HWY 13 and I saw no one except for deer, gold finches and one otter munching down a craw dad which was pretty cool as I had never seen an otter in the wild before.

So my wife drove to Westboro with the dog and the dog's trailer where we met up with the thought of riding to Prentice. I hooked the trailer to my bike and started riding. Very slow going and very low gears lots of muck. Keep to the center of the trail as there is poison ivy growing up to the very edges and you don't want to brush up against it.

We got to about mile 17.5+/- and there was about a foot of water over the trail. We threw in the towel and turned around. The section north of Westboro that we rode is adjacent to HWY 13 and was not at all peaceful with the logging trucks and other semi's blasting along next to the trail (kind of reminded me of the glacial drumlin trail between Dousman and Waukesha along HWY 18)

There are snowmobile clubs that advertising that they are maintaining the trail but probably not for bikes. All in all pretty cool from Medford to Westboro but pretty rustic from a rail-trail stand point. For what it is worth

Accordion

Badger State Trail

Trail maintenance lacking, but still a good ride.

June, 2017 by mail4denisk

I rode a round trip from Monticello to Monroe and back last weekend, and was surprised that the trail was so overgrown. It was just two tire tracks among the weeds, not the hard-packed gravel trail I can experienced before. Also, there was no obvious place to get a trail pass in Monticello, and there was no trail ranger in sight. (Budget cutbacks? ). It was still a great ride in a picturesque part of the state, and Monroe's town square is an excellent place for a mid-ride lunch.

Bugline Trail

The Name Is A Misnomer

June, 2017 by kempro

Firstly, the Bugline trail is not any "buggier" than any other SE Wisconsin trail. The name is a misnomer. I've logged hundreds of miles on this beautiful trail and it is indeed one of my favorites. There is a wide variety of topography some rural a little urban (small town urban) and lots of woodland. It is a rail-trail so the grade is essentially flat with one or two short hills. The trail begins in Menomonee Falls and heads west almost to North Lake with the new extension. The trail is in fabulous shape and is entirely smooth asphalt. There are some road crossings to be careful of but I find drivers very courteous by stopping especially in Sussex. There are numerous parks along the entire 16 miles and a variety of restaurants less than a block off trail. I find no matter what time I ride, the trail is never crowded. Plenty of wildlife to be seen as well. The largest white tail deer I've ever seen in the wild crossed my path one afternoon. Parking on the west end is on a rural street and the trail head is a bit obscure. The trail intersects Fireman's Park in Merton, and there are plenty of other areas in Sussex and Menomonee Falls to park. Very enjoyable in any season although it does not get plowed in winter.

Bearskin State Trail

Great ride

June, 2017 by uccjenlittle

Trail in great shape. Early june. From Harshaw to Minocqua and back. Fabulous!

Cannonball Path

A nice surprise

June, 2017 by joshgilm

I rode the Southwest Commuter trail from John Nolen Dr. to the "bike roundabout" where that trail, the Cannonball, the Badger, the Capital City, and Military Ridge spur come together. I didn't want to ride back the same way so I took this back. The scenery is very nice as much of the trail borders the UW Arboretum on the south side and it rolls through some wide prairies and marsh areas. It's also very fast going from Fitchburg back to Madison. There is a bit of an incline to get up to the bridge over Hwy 12/18, but the downhill is worth it. The trail ends at Fish Hatchery Road, but if you turn left in about a mile you'll hit the Wingra Creek trail and can head to Olin Park from there (which is also a pleasant surprise).

Cheese Country Recreation Trail

Great Trail

June, 2017 by hohanian

Went on it the first time with atv's and my young son. Loved it. Both of us cant wait to go again. Easy park and ride in Monroe and loved the animals we encountered on the way. We also r two hours away and will go over and over again.

Buffalo River State Trail

Buffalo River Trail/Mondovi

May, 2017 by margie_thorp

This trail is NOT for bicycles - it has been used almost exclusively by ATV's and snowmobiles and is not maintained for bicycle use. The dirt or base is deep and heavy - a huge disappointment! There are also dog sled teams training on this trail - so it's full of dog poop. Wouldn't call this a bicycle trail by ANY stretch of the imagination.

Old Plank Road Trail (WI)

Sheboygan Trailhead to the Twisted Restaurant in Sheboygan Falls

May, 2017 by rtg79

This is about a 10 mile round trip, most on the Old Plank Road Trail, and a short leg south on Meadowlark Rd. to get to the Twisted Restaurant in Sheboygan Falls. The trails has some hills, but our 7 year-old on a one-speed cruiser type bike handled it great. We usually aim for a restaurant/pub as the turnaround point...which gives our family of 5 something to shoot for! Twisted is right on the Sheboygan River and has great food, views, and brews.

The Old Plank Road trail parallels Rte 23, so it's not always peaceful, but it's a great way to get between the towns of Sheboygan, Sheboygan Falls, Kohler, Plymouth, etc. Very enjoyable to travel past the farms and fields, and there's plenty of good side roads to get into each town. The trail is nicely paved, and we usually see lots of fast riding bicyclists, so it must be good for a workout!

Ozaukee Interurban Trail

Grafton to Cedarburg (for lunch!)

May, 2017 by rtg79

A great half-day outing pedaling the Grafton to Cedarburg leg. 8 mile or so round trip, with five of us ages ranging 7-48. Easy ride, even for the rider with one-speed cruiser type bike. We started at the parking lot just south of the bridge that crosses the Milwaukee River...but backtracked a bit to get a great view of the river from the bridge. Had lunch at the Stilt House in the very walkable and quaint town of Cedarburg- don't miss it! You do have to wind through a couple residential streets and downtown, but signage keeps you on the trail. Keep a map or smartphone handy, in case.

Hank Aaron State Trail

great trail

May, 2017 by irmaiden

I recently rediscovered this trail.I haven't been on this trail for 5 or 6 years.It's only about a ten minute car ride from my house to the 94th place starting point.In the past I never went past where Canal rd. started.This time I took it all the way to the light tower by Summerfest.What a great ride,and it was 8 miles to get there.Once down by the lakefront,there are a lot of places to ride or relax.This ride really shows you what Milwaukee is all about,it has a little of everything.I love it,and I think I am going to be riding it a lot this summer.

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