Wisconsin Fishing Trails and Maps

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400 State Trail

21.9 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Ahnapee State Park Trail

51.8 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Bearskin State Trail

26.9 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

County Highway PP Linear Parkway

2.7 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Kiwanis Bike Trail

4 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

La Crosse River State Trail

21 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Loop the Little Lake

3.5 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete

Lower Yahara River Trail

2.5 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Nelson Family Heritage Crossing (Fox River Boardwalk)

1.5 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete

Red Cedar State Trail

14.8 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

River Bend Trail (WI)

2.3 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Rock River Parkway Trail

2.4 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Concrete

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

Wiouwash State Trail

47.5 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Wolf Run Trail (WI)

2 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Baraboo Riverwalk

2.9 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Capital City State Trail

17.2 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Chippewa River State Trail

30.4 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Cinder, Concrete, Gravel
Accordion

Great River State Trail

27.6 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Hiawatha Trail (WI)

14 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Hillsboro State Trail

4.3 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone, Gravel

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

Tuscobia State Trail

74 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

Wild Rivers State Trail

90.5 mi
State: WI
Ballast, Gravel

Wolf River State Trail

33.4 mi
State: WI
Ballast, Crushed Stone

Buffalo River State Trail

36.4 mi
State: WI
Ballast, Crushed Stone

Saunders State Trail

8.4 mi
State: WI
Ballast

Riverside Corridor Bike-Walking Trail

9.2 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Concrete

Southside Utility Corridor Trail

0.75 mi
State: WI
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Overview 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...
WI 21.9 mi Crushed Stone
Overview The Ahnapee State Trail in northeast Wisconsin provides a scenic nearly 52-mile journey between Sturgeon Bay and Kewaunee, featuring a tour of water bodies along the Door Peninsula. The...
WI 51.8 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Overview 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...
WI 26.9 mi Crushed Stone
The CTH PP Linear Parkway Trail runs approximately 2.7 miles between Highland Avenue in the Village of Kohler East to 17th Ave. in Sheboygan. A road diet project that reduced 4 lanes of automobile...
WI 2.7 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
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
Loop the Little Lake, or the Loop, is a 3.5-mile circle of trails, bike lanes, sidewalks and parks around the lower half of Little Lake Butte des Morte in Wisconsin, just north of the larger Lake...
WI 3.5 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete
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 Nelson Family Heritage Crossing is a 1,100-foot pedestrian/bicycle bridge crossing the Fox River between the downtown districts of the Village of Little Chute and the City of Kaukauna. Along with...
WI 1.5 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete
Overview One of Wisconsin’s earliest rail-trail conversions, the 14.8-mile Red Cedar State Trail is built on the former corridor of the Red Cedar Junction railway, which served Knapp, Stout & Co....
WI 14.8 mi Crushed Stone
On the banks of the Wisconsin River is Merrill, a city which got its start as a logging settlement called Jenny Bull Fall. The river and the railroad were the economic lifelines of the town whilst its...
WI 2.3 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
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
Overview Wisconsin’s Wiouwash State Trail is named for the four counties it passes through: Winnebago, Outagamie, Waupaca, and Shawano. Currently, 47 miles of the rail trail are open in two...
WI 47.5 mi 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
The Baraboo Riverwalk occupies nearly 3 miles of the Baraboo River's east bank. The shared use path brings residents to nature not just by bringing them closer to the river, but also by threading...
WI 2.9 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
Overview The 30.4-mile Chippewa River State Trail runs between Eau Claire and Durand, Wisconsin.  Snowmobiles are permitted between Porterville Road and Durand. NOTE: A State Trail Pass ($25...
WI 30.4 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Cinder, Concrete, Gravel
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
Overview The Great River State Trail is named for the Mississippi River, but Ol’ Man River stays mostly out of sight if you follow this 27.6-mile trail through river marshes, wildlife preserves,...
WI 27.6 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. Starting out easy with a crushed stone surface before turning to slightly more difficult loose gravel, this trail will take you...
WI 4.3 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
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 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
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
Overview Following along an old railroad route in northwest Wisconsin, the Wild Rivers State Trail runs for just over 90 miles through Barron, Washburn, and Douglas counties between the cities of...
WI 90.5 mi Ballast, Gravel
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 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 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
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
The Southside Utility Corridor Trail is a multiuse path located in the far south of Sheboygan, between 18th Street and South Business Drive in Wilson. As its name suggests, the path shares a...
WI 0.75 mi Asphalt

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Recent Trail Reviews

400 State Trail

Great Rail Trail!

May, 2024 by tannermumm

My dad and I started at the trail head at Reedsburg after getting some great tips and info from Sue at the restored rail depot by the parking lot. The ride out from Reedsburg passes through some busy streets and the first mile or two were a little slick after yesterday’s rain. But this trail just got better and better the farther we rode! The rail trail is primarily crushed pea gravel and after a few miles it dried up real nice and was very stable and reliable. From Reedsburg to La Valle we rode through a mixture of woodland filled with wildflowers (purple/white flox, white daisies and pink columbine) as well as lush marshland filled with water fowl, turtles and muskrats! My favorite parts were the sandstone bluffs that rose majestically over the marshlands and just beyond Le Valle the trail cuts straight through 20 foot high limestone. We ate in La Valle at Fishy’s Bar and grill which had some excellent burgers and fries. At Reedsburg we ate at Ronnie’s which also had great food. Overall I would highly recommend this trail!

Red Cedar State Trail

Beautiful trail

May, 2024 by bcurley_tl

Perfect for hybrid bikes! Runs along the Red Cedar River for most of the trail and enjoyable to see the kayaks and canoes. Very lightly used.

Red Cedar State Trail

Beautiful trail

May, 2024 by bcurley_tl

Perfect for hybrid bikes! Runs along the Red Cedar River for most of the trail and enjoyable to see the kayaks and canoes. Very lightly used.

Accordion

Red Cedar State Trail

Beautiful trail

May, 2024 by bcurley_tl

Perfect for hybrid bikes! Runs along the Red Cedar River for most of the trail and enjoyable to see the kayaks and canoes. Very lightly used.

White River State Trail (Route of the Badger)

Did the trail yesterday with my wife. Nice traffic bond trail with lots of shade and lots of dog poo left by unscrupulous pet owners . Why wreck this trail because you're too lazy to pick up after yourself . The world is not your toilet.

May, 2024 by johnschloegl

Did the trail yesterday with my wife. Nice traffic bond trail with lots of shade and lots of dog poo left by unscrupulous pet owners . Why wreck this trail because you're too lazy to pick up after yourself . The world is not your toilet.

Tomorrow River State Trail

East end parking

May, 2024 by banker.kyle

There's no parking at the Manawa end. If you're wanting to start from the east end, there is a small dirt parking area in Ogdensburg just off the trail. The 5 miles of trail from Ogdensburg to Manawa are pocketed with horse hoof imprints so you don't miss much by starting there. The location is off highway K/E and Moore St in Ogdensburg. Map coordinates are 44.454120, -89.029714

Great trail, otherwise. Scenic and peaceful. It will be much better once its complete.

Sugar River State Trail

From Albany To Decatur

May, 2024 by goodsettwein

This section of trail was really pretty and easy to ride. My husband and I had lots fun exploring this trail! We also enjoyed crossing the covered bridge in Decatur.

Devil's River State Trail

never again

May, 2024 by fhh6qgw775

Boring, windy, stteo

Devil's River State Trail

Just biked the entire trail yesterday for the first time and it's gorgeous! So well kept and beautiful scenery along the way. Definitely one to get to!

May, 2024 by yberres

Just biked the entire trail yesterday for the first time and it's gorgeous! So well kept and beautiful scenery along the way. Definitely one to get to!

Pike River Pathway

goes a lot further south

April, 2024 by lpstaszewski

Nice trail crossing Hwy 20 is kind of a pain but south of that it is nice. It goes to Hwy KR which is a lot further than the map shows. You can even go to Petrified Springs by taking the pathway that runs parallel to Hwy 31.

Root River Pathway (Route of the Badger)

Charming, Tricky, Gritty

April, 2024 by deetiffanylb

Be aware. Signage not good 1st part of south end (where we began).
Trail Link map + GPS very helpful. Since signs are more in keeping w/ biking, than nose on phone, a suggestion: At decision points pls post signs, rather than down the road when you’ve luckily made a correct turn. Once through that the South end chains thru parks, many charming bridges over The Root River. North end signage was elusive too. We park near Zoo, biked along shore line, cut West to pick up trail just west of Main Street bridge and enjoyed 90% of the ride back toward North/car. A leisurely and scenic ride except for the navigation guessing game at beginning and end.

Bannerman Trail

great walking trail

March, 2024 by seubertmarylynn

I access the trail at the highway 73 opening. It is beautiful & quiet. My dogs love it.

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