Wisconsin Horseback Riding 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

Bugline Trail (Route of the Badger)

17.42 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Gandy Dancer Trail (Northern Section)

51 mi
State: MN, WI
Ballast, Dirt

Mascoutin Valley State Trail

21 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone, Grass, Gravel

Old Abe State Trail

34.3 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Concrete

Rock River Parkway Trail

2.4 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Concrete

Tomorrow River State Trail

29.2 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

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

Cattail State Trail

18.2 mi
State: WI
Ballast, Dirt, Gravel

Cheese Country Recreation Trail

46.4 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Mountain-Bay State Trail

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

Muskego Recreation Trail (Route of the Badger)

6.7 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Newton Blackmour State Trail

21 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Old Plank Road Trail (WI)

37.6 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Oliver-Wrenshall Trail

6.5 mi
State: WI
Dirt, Grass

Pecatonica State Trail

10 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Pelishek-Tiffany Nature Trail

6 mi
State: WI
Dirt, Grass

Tuscobia State Trail

74 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass
Accordion

Wild Goose State Trail

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

Wild Rivers State Trail

90.5 mi
State: WI
Ballast, Gravel

Bannerman Trail

7 mi
State: WI
Dirt, Grass, Sand

Duck Creek Trail (WI)

6 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Friendship State Trail

18.3 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Crushed Stone

Nicolet State Trail

90.1 mi
State: WI
Cinder, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Pine Line Trail

26.2 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Tri-County Corridor Trail

61.8 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Buffalo River State Trail

36.4 mi
State: WI
Ballast, Crushed Stone

Saunders State Trail

8.4 mi
State: WI
Ballast

CamRock Trail

2.4 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Old Highway 131 Trail

5.7 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Crushed Stone
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 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
This 98-mile, "interstate" trail crosses into Minnesota and then back again into Wisconsin on its way from St. Croix Falls to its connection with the Saunders State Trail just south of Superior. In...
MN, WI 51 mi Ballast, Dirt
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
Overview Connecting the cities of Eau Claire and Cornell, the 34-mile Old Abe State Trail meanders through a variety of landscapes and environments including lively cities and communities,...
WI 34.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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
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
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
Overview The Cattail State Trail runs for 18.2 miles along an old railroad corridor between the communities of Amery and Almena, passing through the village of Turtle Lake in between. The trail...
WI 18.2 mi Ballast, Dirt, Gravel
Overview    Most suited for ATVers, snowmobilers and motorized trail-bikers, the Cheese Country Recreation Trail, also knowns as the Tri-County Trail, spans 47-miles through Wisconsin’s rugged...
WI 46.4 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
Overview The 85.2-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...
WI 85.2 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
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 Newton Blackmour State Trail runs about 21 miles in eastern Wisconsin from the outskirts of New London to Seymour, roughly paralleling State Highway 54. Along the way, it passes through the...
WI 21 mi Crushed Stone
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 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 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 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
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
Accordion
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
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 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
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
Overview The Friendship State Trail runs between Stevens Point and Manitowoc in eastern Wisconsin in two disconnected segments of the trail for 18.3 miles. Note: The gravel surface of the trail...
WI 18.3 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, 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
The 26-mile Pine Line Trail calls to mind a time when trains loaded with timber chugged out of northern Wisconsin’s great white pine forests. The local economy still depends on lumber, as sawmills are...
WI 26.2 mi Crushed Stone
Get away from it all on the Tri-County Corridor Trail. Pick up this North Woods rail-trail in Superior, where it connects with the more urban Osaugie Trail, which extends farther west. Spanning the...
WI 61.8 mi Asphalt, 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 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
Situated in the heart of the Driftless Region, the Old Highway 131 trail holds both cultural, geological and historical significance. Even before the old highway was established, the Ho-Chunk nation...
WI 5.7 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Crushed Stone

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Recent Trail Reviews

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.

Accordion

Lake Andrea Multi-Use Path

Very nice ride

June, 2024 by tvisintainer1

This path is very fun to ride. At the right time of day the reflections on the lake are awesome.

Manitowish Waters Bike Trail

Rode this trail on June 14, 2024

June, 2024 by jmziesmer

We parked at Kohler Memorial Park. It is a very nice park with indoor plumbing. Headed out East and missed our turn, not really the fault of the trail as it was marked. There were other trail markers for activities going on in the area, that confused us as to which way to go. We were off track about a mile. Once back on the trail we rode out about 8.5 miles. A total of 18.5 miles out and back. As more trails are added in this area watch the markers carefully to stay on the trail you want. The trail is 100% paved. It isn't real wide and winds through wooded areas. As it is a popular trail, ride on the right side only and single file with a group. When winding you cannot see what is coming toward you. Several times riders coming towards us had to vere to the right to stay on their side of the trail. There are several rolling hills that you can easily coast down and coast partially up and pedal with little effort. (67 & 68 year old on human power bikes did fine). There is a pit toilet about 2 miles from the park. An easy ride.

Conover-Phelps Trail

Rode on June 13, 2024

June, 2024 by jmziesmer

We parked at the trailhead in Conover. Rode east for 9.5 miles. Approximately the first 4 miles is crushed stone and somewhat loose. My reason for only 4 stars. There are no outhouses in the area we rode. It was a steady climb out. About a mile before our turnaround there was a loose gravel portion with a steady climb that turned to paved with a higher grade. We only rode about 1/2 mile on the paved hills and it was breathtaking. Not in the view sense either. (67 and 68 years riding on human power bikes). The return trip was much easier, the grade allowed for momentum in the climbs going down one hill and up the other with little effort. The trail crosses the highway twice. Both are at straightaways on the road making vehicle traffic visible to safe crossing.

Three Eagle Trail

Rode this trail on June, 12, 2024

June, 2024 by jmziesmer

We parked at the Dairy Queen Trailhead in Eagle River. There are mile markers every 1/2 mile. We biked out 9.25 miles to the 3.5 mile marker. The bridges were well kept. Three paved hills on the trail were manageable by two retirees ( 67 & 68) on human power bikes. The trail is well groomed. It is crushed gravel. The off trail road portion is 1.5 miles with mild rolling hills the entire way. There is an outhouse about 3 miles from Eagle River and another about 8 miles from Eagle River. The path winds through the woods with 1-2 open areas. It is fairly level other than the three paved hills previously mentioned. There are gates at the crossroads the first 3 miles open enough for a bike to get through, but not enough for an ATV. There are no crossroads after about 5.5 miles when back on the trail from the road portion.

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.

Old Abe State Trail

Jim Falls to Cornell to Brunet Island State Park and back

June, 2024 by djmmsherman

We listened to previous reviews and picked "the cream of the crop" for our ride -- heading north out of Jim Falls to Cornell. Beautiful ride along the river and plenty of tree canopy. Trail in great shape. At Cornell, we decided to bike into Brunet State Park for a nice ride around the small island. We got back to Jim Falls and kept going, for a daily ride of about 33 miles. Highly recommend a tour of the Leinenkugel Brewery in Chippewa Falls, overnight lodging at the amazing Otter Creek Inn in Altoona, and dinner at Mona Lisa in Eau Claire -- the pizza and pasta were outstanding, and a great dinner after a great ride!

Chippewa River State Trail

Segment from Durand trailhead to Red Cedar Trail

June, 2024 by djmmsherman

We rode this trail in late May 2024 and listened to the reviews, so I can only comment on the western part of this trail, from the Durand trailhead, riding about 6.5 miles to the intersection with the Red Cedar Trail and then we headed north on that trail. Other reviews say past the intersection, the trail needs work, so we followed that advice. The trail out of Durand is great -- paved and beautiful biking with tree canopy and the point where the trail intersects with the Red Cedar is clearly marked. The portion we did was great.

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