Hiking, Biking, & Running

Wisconsin Hiking, Biking, & Running

Get out there and enjoy the great outdoors of Wisconsin!

Are you a backpacker, section hiker, or thru-hiker? Are you training for a half or full marathon, or perhaps the IRONMAN in Madison? Do you have a biking bucket list or an annual mile goal? Then the Wisconsin Hiking, Biking, & Running page is a great place to start your search for the perfect trail! No matter which of these categories you fall into, you’ll be pleased to know Wisconsin has more then 2,500 miles of hiking and running trails and more than 90 bike trails in the “rails-to-trails” system.

Did you know that of the 11 National Scenic Trails in the U.S., Wisconsin has one of them? Wisconsin hosts the Ice Age Trail. It's a 1,000+ mile trail that traces the last advance of the glacier that covered much of the state during the Ice Age. There are lots of Wisconsin B&Bs along the way, so get to work on achieving “Thousand Miler” status with the Ice Age Alliance.

There are many other popular Wisconsin hiking destinations to include in your search. There's Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo, or the northern and southern units of Kettle Moraine State Forest in Southeastern Wisconsin. How about Wyalusing State Park at the confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers? Don't forget Timm’s Hill of Price County, which is the highest natural point in Wisconsin. There’s also the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in the Northern part of Wisconsin. Make sure Copper Falls State Park, a secluded waterfall hike, is on your list too while in the north.

For trail runners, try the 22-mile La Crosse River State Trail in Southwestern Wisconsin. Similarly, there's the 20-mile Old Abe State Trail in Northwestern Wisconsin or the 24-mile Sugar River State Trail in Southern Wisconsin. Any one of these will help with your distance running regime.

Our state is one of the crown jewels in the nation’s rails-to-trails conservancy program, with more than 90 Wisconsin bike trails in the system. These are former railroad corridors that have been converted into recreational trails. In 1965, the Elroy-Sparta State Trail became the first rail trail in the U.S. Most of Wisconsin’s 41 State Trails are rail trails. Try the Badger State Trail in south central Wisconsin. Or, the Glacial Drumlin State Trail in central Wisconsin. There's the Gandy Dancer State Trail in far Northwestern Wisconsin, and also the Ahnapee State Trail near Door County.

The League of American Bicyclists bestowed Platinum status on Madison as part of its Bicycle Friendly Community Program which ranks cities across the United State, with Madison joining just a handful of other cities to reach this impressive ranking.

Will it be the exercise challenge or the stunning scenery that takes your breath away? We'll guess both, and your search begins here on the Wisconsing Hiking, Biking, & Running trail page.

Red Forest Bed and Breakfast

Two Rivers, Wisconsin

Join us from our front door to either bike or hike the Rawley Point Trail, Mariner's Trail, or the Ice Age Trail. The Rawley Point Trail is six miles of hard packed limestone trail connecting Two Rivers and Point Beach State Park. The trail winds through pine and hemlock forests, dunes and fields. The Mariner's Trail is six miles of paved lakeshore trail joining Manitowoc and Two Rivers. Enjoy the lake view and flower gardens along the way. www.marinerstrail.net  The Ice Age Trail segments that pass through Two Rivers takes you through Woodland Dunes and the Lake Michigan shoreline.  

Join us from our front door to either bike or hike the Rawley Point Trail, Mariner's Trail, or the Ice Age Trail. The Rawley Point Trail is six miles of hard packed limestone trail connecting Two Rivers and Point Beach State Park. The trail winds through pine and hemlock forests, dunes and fields. The Mariner's Trail is six miles of paved lakeshore trail joining Manitowoc and Two Rivers. Enjoy the lake view and flower gardens along the way. www.marinerstrail.net  The Ice Age Trail segments that pass through Two Rivers takes you through Woodland Dunes and the Lake Michigan shoreline.  

Cameo Rose Victorian Country Inn

Belleville, Wisconsin

Explore Cameo Rose's 120 acre private estate with four miles of mowed scenic hiking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing trails at the Cameo Rose. In addition, we are a 1/2 mile from the Badger State Bike Trail, which connects with the Military Ridge and Capital City Trails (north) and the Sugar River State Trail (south). Snowshoes are available for guest use.

Explore Cameo Rose's 120 acre private estate with four miles of mowed scenic hiking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing trails at the Cameo Rose. In addition, we are a 1/2 mile from the Badger State Bike Trail, which connects with the Military Ridge and Capital City Trails (north) and the Sugar River State Trail (south). Snowshoes are available for guest use.

Fargo Mansion Inn

Lake Mills, Wisconsin

The Glacial Drumlin Bike trail is a 54 mile scenic bike trail located in the Southern Gateways Regions with the trai headquarters located in Lake Mills. This trail is ideal for the entire family, with a relatively easy grade throughout the trail, making it an enjoyable ride for the entire family. Wtih Lake Mills being almost in the middle of the trail, it makes a great spot to get off the trail for the evening and enjoy the hisoric atmoshpere of downtown Lake Mills. Great restaurants, two area B&B's, Rock Lake and so much more.

The Glacial Drumlin Bike trail is a 54 mile scenic bike trail located in the Southern Gateways Regions with the trai headquarters located in Lake Mills. This trail is ideal for the entire family, with a relatively easy grade throughout the trail, making it an enjoyable ride for the entire family. Wtih Lake Mills being almost in the middle of the trail, it makes a great spot to get off the trail for the evening and enjoy the hisoric atmoshpere of downtown Lake Mills. Great restaurants, two area B&B's, Rock Lake and so much more.

Sheridan's Bed & Breakfast

Cudahy, Wisconsin

The Oak Leaf Trail is a multi-use trail system with over 125 miles of trail for cycling, roller blading, walking, birding and running around Milwaukee County. Nearly a quarter of the trail hugs the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan. The trail system is mostly smooth asphalt, with dozens of easily accessed connections that take you just about anywhere in the Milwaukee metro area. Portions of the trail are on scenic Milwaukee County parkways. Just steps from our door!

The Oak Leaf Trail is a multi-use trail system with over 125 miles of trail for cycling, roller blading, walking, birding and running around Milwaukee County. Nearly a quarter of the trail hugs the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan. The trail system is mostly smooth asphalt, with dozens of easily accessed connections that take you just about anywhere in the Milwaukee metro area. Portions of the trail are on scenic Milwaukee County parkways. Just steps from our door!

Cobblestone Bed and Breakfast

Birchwood, Wisconsin

Hike the Ice Age Trail. Bike the Tuscobia trail. Or just run on some of our upnorth roads through the woods.

Hike the Ice Age Trail. Bike the Tuscobia trail. Or just run on some of our upnorth roads through the woods.

Inn On Lake Wissota

Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

Inn On Lake Wissota is within 1/2 mile of the Old Abe bike trail. The Old Abe State Trail is a cooperative effort between the State of Wisconsin and Chippewa County. This paved 20-mile trail connects Lake Wissota State Park and Brunet Island State Park in Cornell. The trail is on an abandoned railroad grade and winds through agricultural and forest land while following the undeveloped shoreline of the beautiful Chippewa River. The trail features an abundance of wildlife and natural beauty, with many historical sites along the way.The Old Abe State Trail is part of the Chippewa Valley Trail Sys...

Inn On Lake Wissota is within 1/2 mile of the Old Abe bike trail. The Old Abe State Trail is a cooperative effort between the State of Wisconsin and Chippewa County. This paved 20-mile trail connects Lake Wissota State Park and Brunet Island State Park in Cornell. The trail is on an abandoned railroad grade and winds through agricultural and forest land while following the undeveloped shoreline of the beautiful Chippewa River. The trail features an abundance of wildlife and natural beauty, with many historical sites along the way.The Old Abe State Trail is part of the Chippewa Valley Trail System. When completed, the trail system will feature an 80-mile network of trail stretching from Cornell, through Chippewa Falls and Eau Claire to Durand and Menomonie. Other trails in the system include the Chippewa River and Red Cedar state trails.

White Lace Inn / Door County

Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

There are many County Parks, State Parks and Conservation properties in our area for Hiking, Birding and Nature Experiences of all kinds: http://map.co.door.wi.us/parks/Park-Locations.htm , https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/findapark.html , https://www.doorcountylandtrust.org/preserves-of-the-door-county-land-trust-map/ .

There are many County Parks, State Parks and Conservation properties in our area for Hiking, Birding and Nature Experiences of all kinds: http://map.co.door.wi.us/parks/Park-Locations.htm , https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/findapark.html , https://www.doorcountylandtrust.org/preserves-of-the-door-county-land-trust-map/ .

Apple Tree Lane Bed and Breakfast

Waupaca, Wisconsin

The Waupaca & Chain 'o Lakes area have a multitude of wonderful hiking, biking and running.  The River Ridge Trail is 25 miles of scenic trail that will eventually encircle the entire city of Waupaca. The Tomorrow River Trail is 28 miles of limestone surface and is one of my personal favorites. The Yellowstone Trail, Ice Age Trail, Wau-King Trail and the many trails at Hartman Creek State Park and the WI Rustic Roads, (57, 23, 24)   are fantastic.

The Waupaca & Chain 'o Lakes area have a multitude of wonderful hiking, biking and running.  The River Ridge Trail is 25 miles of scenic trail that will eventually encircle the entire city of Waupaca. The Tomorrow River Trail is 28 miles of limestone surface and is one of my personal favorites. The Yellowstone Trail, Ice Age Trail, Wau-King Trail and the many trails at Hartman Creek State Park and the WI Rustic Roads, (57, 23, 24)   are fantastic.

Miller's Daughter Bed and Breakfast

Green Lake, Wisconsin

The Green Lake area has great biking trails. Enjoy a leisurely ride through the Green Lake Conference Center grounds with views of "Big Green" or take a longer ride on the Mascoutin Valley State trail which has 21 miles of trails that run along the old Milwaukee railroad bed and cross Green Lake, Winnebago and Fond du Lac counties.It is also adjecent to Vines and Rushes Vineyard & Winery. There are trails available for all levels of bikers. We have bike maps available at the inn.https://www.traillink.com/trail/mascoutin-valley-state-trail

We are within 10 minutes of the Kettle Moraine Trails, w...

The Green Lake area has great biking trails. Enjoy a leisurely ride through the Green Lake Conference Center grounds with views of "Big Green" or take a longer ride on the Mascoutin Valley State trail which has 21 miles of trails that run along the old Milwaukee railroad bed and cross Green Lake, Winnebago and Fond du Lac counties.It is also adjecent to Vines and Rushes Vineyard & Winery. There are trails available for all levels of bikers. We have bike maps available at the inn.https://www.traillink.com/trail/mascoutin-valley-state-trail

We are within 10 minutes of the Kettle Moraine Trails, which has wonderful biking trails. The General Store, which rents and sells bikes is a 6 minute drive from us going toward the trails.

Rochester Inn

Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin

The Rochester Inn is located near the Kettle Moraine State forest, home to fantastic hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing.   The Ice Age National Scenic Trail travels for 31 miles through the length of the forest.  For avid cyclers, the Old Plank Road Trail is just minutes from our Inn...the Rochester Inn is your ideal getaway location to enjoy all of the recreational opportunities that Sheboygan County has to offer.  

The Rochester Inn is located near the Kettle Moraine State forest, home to fantastic hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing.   The Ice Age National Scenic Trail travels for 31 miles through the length of the forest.  For avid cyclers, the Old Plank Road Trail is just minutes from our Inn...the Rochester Inn is your ideal getaway location to enjoy all of the recreational opportunities that Sheboygan County has to offer.  

Eagle Centre House Bed and Breakfast

Eagle, Wisconsin

Eagle Centre House Bed and Breakfast is three-miles from the Southern Kettle Moraine Forest Headquarters. The Southern Kettle Moraine boasts miles and miles of hiking, biking and cross country ski trails. Horse trails are also popular in the Southern Kettle Moraine. And, we're only minutes from the ICE AGE TRAIL. Additionally, Eagle Centre House is situated on 20 acres, a prairie remnant and oak savanna, with a walking trail.

Eagle Centre House Bed and Breakfast is three-miles from the Southern Kettle Moraine Forest Headquarters. The Southern Kettle Moraine boasts miles and miles of hiking, biking and cross country ski trails. Horse trails are also popular in the Southern Kettle Moraine. And, we're only minutes from the ICE AGE TRAIL. Additionally, Eagle Centre House is situated on 20 acres, a prairie remnant and oak savanna, with a walking trail.

Artha Sustainable Living Center Bed and Breakfast

Amherst, Wisconsin

Hiking trails, biking and cross country skiing are right at hand here at Artha Bed and Breakfast. You can enjoy our own trails here or take a short drive to: Hartman's Creek State Park http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/hartman/Standing Rocks State Park http://www.co.portage.wi.us/parks/standingRocksPark.shtmWisconsin Ice Age Trail http://www.nps.gov/iatr/parkmgmt/portage-waupaca-trailway-plan.htm

Hiking trails, biking and cross country skiing are right at hand here at Artha Bed and Breakfast. You can enjoy our own trails here or take a short drive to: Hartman's Creek State Park http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/hartman/Standing Rocks State Park http://www.co.portage.wi.us/parks/standingRocksPark.shtmWisconsin Ice Age Trail http://www.nps.gov/iatr/parkmgmt/portage-waupaca-trailway-plan.htm

Stewart Inn

Wausau, Wisconsin

Wausau offers a host of exciting hiking, running and biking options.  We are a bronze level biking city.  We have excellent trails for mountain biking (9 mile recreation and Sylvan Hills) and fat-tire biking.  We have numerous trails for hiking, most notably ones at Rib Mountain State Park, the Dells of the Eau Claire River, parts of the Ice Age Trail and a beautiful path along the Wisconsin River Path.  We also offer two beautiful historic districts where running, biking or hiking can be both exercise and pleasure. 

Wausau offers a host of exciting hiking, running and biking options.  We are a bronze level biking city.  We have excellent trails for mountain biking (9 mile recreation and Sylvan Hills) and fat-tire biking.  We have numerous trails for hiking, most notably ones at Rib Mountain State Park, the Dells of the Eau Claire River, parts of the Ice Age Trail and a beautiful path along the Wisconsin River Path.  We also offer two beautiful historic districts where running, biking or hiking can be both exercise and pleasure. 

Lake Ripley Lodge

Cambridge, Wisconsin

Lake Ripley Lodge- the perfect location for canoe, kayak, and bike rental. Start at the lodge on 2 different trails. Enjoy the Cam-Rock Park trail, a beautiful county park, with bike and mountain bike trails along the creek, woods, and open areas. The Glacial Drumlin State Bike Trail is also near the lodge.

Lake Ripley Lodge- the perfect location for canoe, kayak, and bike rental. Start at the lodge on 2 different trails. Enjoy the Cam-Rock Park trail, a beautiful county park, with bike and mountain bike trails along the creek, woods, and open areas. The Glacial Drumlin State Bike Trail is also near the lodge.

Ringling House Bed & Breakfast

Baraboo, Wisconsin

There are an abundance of hiking trails in the Baraboo/Wisconsin Dells Areas state parks and natural areas.   Not only do we have the Riverwalk along the winding Baraboo River through the city of baraboo, but there are many well maintained hiking trails in Devils Lake and Mirror Lake State Parks, as well as the Ice Age Trail.

Biking and Running Trails in Baraboo consist of the Riverwalk trail in baraboo itself.   The Great Sauk Trail which is south of Devils lake, and the 400 State Trail, starting in Reedsburg, north of Baraboo, will eventually be connected through the city of Baraboo.

There are an abundance of hiking trails in the Baraboo/Wisconsin Dells Areas state parks and natural areas.   Not only do we have the Riverwalk along the winding Baraboo River through the city of baraboo, but there are many well maintained hiking trails in Devils Lake and Mirror Lake State Parks, as well as the Ice Age Trail.

Biking and Running Trails in Baraboo consist of the Riverwalk trail in baraboo itself.   The Great Sauk Trail which is south of Devils lake, and the 400 State Trail, starting in Reedsburg, north of Baraboo, will eventually be connected through the city of Baraboo.

LakePlace Bed & Breakfast

Dresser, Wisconsin

Located within minutes of the Ice Age and Gandy Dancer Trails, Interstate Park and numerous other parks and Trails. Make LakePlace you home base while you explore the best of Polk County's great outdoors.

Located within minutes of the Ice Age and Gandy Dancer Trails, Interstate Park and numerous other parks and Trails. Make LakePlace you home base while you explore the best of Polk County's great outdoors.

Brisbane House

Arena, Wisconsin

Hike or run the trails maintained by the Prairie Enthusiasts up to the expansive restored prairie and Rattlesnake Ridge overlooking the Wisconsin River Valley (blue trail to red). Further afield you can explore Morton Forest and the Spring Green Preserve. There's lots of biking along rural back roads and on Rails-to-Trails in Iowa County

Hike or run the trails maintained by the Prairie Enthusiasts up to the expansive restored prairie and Rattlesnake Ridge overlooking the Wisconsin River Valley (blue trail to red). Further afield you can explore Morton Forest and the Spring Green Preserve. There's lots of biking along rural back roads and on Rails-to-Trails in Iowa County

The Buckingham Inn

Madison, Wisconsin

Madison is cited again and again as one of the nation's top cities for bicycling. The City's bicycle-friendly infrastructure includes a well-maintained network of paths that connect to miles of trails into the countryside in all directions. At The Buckingham Inn, we offer our guests inside bicycle storage and free passes for BCycle, Madison's bike-share program. If you enjoy walking, running, or hiking, try a leisurely stroll through our historic university neighborhood, around the UW campus, or a run or hike through the arboretum, Mendota lakeshore path, or one of Madison's off-street routes.

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Madison is cited again and again as one of the nation's top cities for bicycling. The City's bicycle-friendly infrastructure includes a well-maintained network of paths that connect to miles of trails into the countryside in all directions. At The Buckingham Inn, we offer our guests inside bicycle storage and free passes for BCycle, Madison's bike-share program. If you enjoy walking, running, or hiking, try a leisurely stroll through our historic university neighborhood, around the UW campus, or a run or hike through the arboretum, Mendota lakeshore path, or one of Madison's off-street routes.

https://www.visitmadison.com/plan-your-trip/itinerary-ideas/biking-around-madison/

https://arboretum.wisc.edu/visit/trails/

Hidden Serenity Bed & Breakfast

West Bend, Wisconsin

Hidden Serenity sits on 24 Acres of wooded land carved out by the glaciers from long ago. Wildlife is in abundance. Hearing the owls, watching the humming birds and Pileated woodpeckers perched on a tree trunk are just some of the outdoor highlights from the front porch

Eisenbahn State Trail – The former railroad grade is level and an easy ride for bikers of all levels of experience. The trail passes through farmland, industrial and residential areas, and near scenic waterways affording a variety of experiences. Most trails are 10-20 minutes away.

Lake to Lake Trail – A beautiful scenic trai...

Hidden Serenity sits on 24 Acres of wooded land carved out by the glaciers from long ago. Wildlife is in abundance. Hearing the owls, watching the humming birds and Pileated woodpeckers perched on a tree trunk are just some of the outdoor highlights from the front porch

Eisenbahn State Trail – The former railroad grade is level and an easy ride for bikers of all levels of experience. The trail passes through farmland, industrial and residential areas, and near scenic waterways affording a variety of experiences. Most trails are 10-20 minutes away.

Lake to Lake Trail – A beautiful scenic trail connecting Mauthe Lake and Long Lake within the Kettle Moraine State Forest. Easy ride on crushed limestone with flat to very small hills. Stop and get a famous ice cream cone at The Hamburger Haus in Dundee.

Interurban Trail – 40-mile trail spanning two counties. Ride through historic Cedarburg, the quaint marina town of Port Washington and up to Sheboygan. It is based on the light rail train that ran the route connecting Milwaukee to Sheboygan.

Mountain biking trails within the Kettle Moraine State Forest include The New Fane Loop Trails and the Greenbush Trails. Choose the trail that fits your level of expertise and experience miles of challenging trails.

Inn at Wawanissee Point

Baraboo, Wisconsin

Adjacent Devil's Lake State Park atop the Baraboo Hills, we are the middle of an outdoor recreation Mecca. Hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails abound, easy to challenging, at Devil's Lake, Mirror Lake and Natural Bridge State Parks, and seven state natural areas a stone's throw to 30 minutes away. There are 26 state natural areas in Sauk County.Our 42-acre estate has several miles of wooded and prairie trails for hiking and snowshoeing, and connects to Parfrey's Glen State Natural Area and the National Scenic Ice Age Trail that runs through it. Five minutes from us is the 1,800...

Adjacent Devil's Lake State Park atop the Baraboo Hills, we are the middle of an outdoor recreation Mecca. Hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails abound, easy to challenging, at Devil's Lake, Mirror Lake and Natural Bridge State Parks, and seven state natural areas a stone's throw to 30 minutes away. There are 26 state natural areas in Sauk County.Our 42-acre estate has several miles of wooded and prairie trails for hiking and snowshoeing, and connects to Parfrey's Glen State Natural Area and the National Scenic Ice Age Trail that runs through it. Five minutes from us is the 1,800-acre Riverland Conservancy's Merrimac Preserve laced with trails including four miles of Ice Age Trail connecting to Devil's Lake State Park.Devil's Head Resort, next door, has 3.5 miles of a groomed cross-country ski loop through its scenic golf course. Devil's Lake has more than five miles of groomed x-country ski trails beginning in the Steinke Basin Meadow. Mirror Lake State Park, 20 minutes north of here, has 18 miles of skiing trails. We provide snowshoes for our guests to use here. Rent snowshoes and x-country ski sets from Wildside Adventure Sports in Baraboo.Also see the separate biking section.

Silver Star B&B Inn

Spring Green, Wisconsin

The Driftless area is a stunning work of art, untouched by the glaciers that flattened much of the Midwest.  Wisconsin's Rails-to-Trails system of bike paths allows bikers to find level ground if they aren't willing to tackle the hills of the Driftless.  The Silver Star is close to Governor Dodge State Park which has 2 lakes for swimming, SUP, or kayaking, as well as some of the best hiking in the area.  Other places of interest are Tower Hill State Park and the Spring Green Nature Preserve. 

The Driftless area is a stunning work of art, untouched by the glaciers that flattened much of the Midwest.  Wisconsin's Rails-to-Trails system of bike paths allows bikers to find level ground if they aren't willing to tackle the hills of the Driftless.  The Silver Star is close to Governor Dodge State Park which has 2 lakes for swimming, SUP, or kayaking, as well as some of the best hiking in the area.  Other places of interest are Tower Hill State Park and the Spring Green Nature Preserve. 

Sunniva Inn

Mount Horeb, Wisconsin

Sunniva Inn is less than 3 blocks from the Military Ridge Trail which continues east as the Cannonball Trail where it also connects to the Badger State Trail and the Capital City State Trail. The Military Ridge Trail is a beautiful year-round path for walking, running and bicycling. We have a secure space for the storage of bicycles. We are also close to several state and county parks including Brigham County Park, Donald County Park, Blue Mound State Park, New Glarus Woods State Park, and Governor Dodge State Park. Stewart Lake County Park is just steps away from Sunniva Inn's front door. 

Sunniva Inn is less than 3 blocks from the Military Ridge Trail which continues east as the Cannonball Trail where it also connects to the Badger State Trail and the Capital City State Trail. The Military Ridge Trail is a beautiful year-round path for walking, running and bicycling. We have a secure space for the storage of bicycles. We are also close to several state and county parks including Brigham County Park, Donald County Park, Blue Mound State Park, New Glarus Woods State Park, and Governor Dodge State Park. Stewart Lake County Park is just steps away from Sunniva Inn's front door. 

Justin Trails Resort, LLC

Sparta, Wisconsin

Bike the 32 mile famous Elroy-Sparta State Bike Trail (3 tunnels), add 21 miles of La Crosse River Trail, 22 miles Great River Trail and 21 mile 400 Trail from Elroy-Reedsburg for 100+ miles of off-road safe, crushed limestone trails. Bike rental, sales, repairs and shuttle available at Speed's Bike Shop in Sparta, WI 608-269-2315.

Minutes from Justin Trails Resort is the first Rails to Trails Project in America, The Grandaddy of them all, The Elroy Sparta Trail. The trail remains one of the most popular trails in the country. With three rock tunnels and five small towns along it's 32.5 mile ro...

Bike the 32 mile famous Elroy-Sparta State Bike Trail (3 tunnels), add 21 miles of La Crosse River Trail, 22 miles Great River Trail and 21 mile 400 Trail from Elroy-Reedsburg for 100+ miles of off-road safe, crushed limestone trails. Bike rental, sales, repairs and shuttle available at Speed's Bike Shop in Sparta, WI 608-269-2315.

Minutes from Justin Trails Resort is the first Rails to Trails Project in America, The Grandaddy of them all, The Elroy Sparta Trail. The trail remains one of the most popular trails in the country. With three rock tunnels and five small towns along it's 32.5 mile route, the trail is a favorite Wisconsin bicycling destination. Traveling between Sparta and Elroy, the trail stretches through the communities of Norwalk, Wilton and Kendall. The trail is 32.5 miles in length on the abandoned Chicago & North Western Railroad bed and passes through three rock tunnels. The three century-old railroad tunnels hightlight the trail. The Kendall and Wilton tunnels are 1/4 mile long and the Norwalk tunnel is just over 3/4 mile long. The tunnels are dark and cool, even on the brightest days, and water from springs above the tunnels can trickle onto the trail. Bikers should walk bikes through the tunnels. The Trail is covered with limestone screenings and provides a smooth riding surface. The bridges are covered with planks and are guarded with railings. The Elroy-Sparta State Trail is one of 4 trails called Bike 4 Trails. There are 101 miles of connected Wisconsin biking splendor on the Great River State Trail, La Crosse River State Trail, Elroy-Sparta State Trail and the "400" State Trail.

Honeybee Inn Bed and Breakfast

Horicon, Wisconsin

With the Horicon Marsh National Wildlife Area at our door step, there are many trails available for hiking, biking and cross country skiing. The Wild Goose Trail, a 38 mile trail going along the west side of the Marsh, is perfect for biking and hiking. Take a pontoon boat tour, maybe a private tour, your choice or rent a canoe or kayak just few blocks away.

With the Horicon Marsh National Wildlife Area at our door step, there are many trails available for hiking, biking and cross country skiing. The Wild Goose Trail, a 38 mile trail going along the west side of the Marsh, is perfect for biking and hiking. Take a pontoon boat tour, maybe a private tour, your choice or rent a canoe or kayak just few blocks away.

Old Rittenhouse Inn

Bayfield, Wisconsin

Bayfield and nearby Madeline Island offer miles of Hiking, Biking and Running opportunities. There are three trails within blocks of the Inn. Bayfield is also home to one of the most scenic Golf Courses in the State in Apostle Highlands Golf Course. Located top of the penninsula, just minutes from town, the course has spectacular sweeping views of Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands.

Bayfield and nearby Madeline Island offer miles of Hiking, Biking and Running opportunities. There are three trails within blocks of the Inn. Bayfield is also home to one of the most scenic Golf Courses in the State in Apostle Highlands Golf Course. Located top of the penninsula, just minutes from town, the course has spectacular sweeping views of Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands.

Sheer Memories' Guest Cottage

Muscoda, Wisconsin

Southwestern Wisconsin Bike Routes

http://www.cyclesouthwestwisconsin.com/images/loops/Bike_Routes_flat2.pdf

 

The Pine River Recreation Trail (14.3 miles) is built on an abandoned railroad right of way that runs from Richland Center all the way to Lone Rock. The trail traces the course of the meandering Pine River to the swift-flowing Wisconsin River. The trail is generally flat and constructed of asphalt in the City and of well-compacted crushed limestone in the County. The entire trail may be used for hiking and biking. 

 

Morrey Creek Loop (38 miles) History will fill your thoughts as you ri...

Southwestern Wisconsin Bike Routes

http://www.cyclesouthwestwisconsin.com/images/loops/Bike_Routes_flat2.pdf

 

The Pine River Recreation Trail (14.3 miles) is built on an abandoned railroad right of way that runs from Richland Center all the way to Lone Rock. The trail traces the course of the meandering Pine River to the swift-flowing Wisconsin River. The trail is generally flat and constructed of asphalt in the City and of well-compacted crushed limestone in the County. The entire trail may be used for hiking and biking. 

 

Morrey Creek Loop (38 miles) History will fill your thoughts as you ride this loop. The Wisconsin River is wonderful and the bluffs are great. You will face a difficult climb on this route at one time or another, but the views are exceptionally beautiful. Connect to this biking loop directly from Sheer Memories. This is a state-mapped highway biking loop. 

The Inn on the Olde Homestead

Waukesha, Wisconsin

More than 22,000 sq acres the southern Kettle Morrain State Forrest offer hiking, biking, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, picnicing, swimming, bird watching & more for the entire family.  

More than 22,000 sq acres the southern Kettle Morrain State Forrest offer hiking, biking, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, picnicing, swimming, bird watching & more for the entire family.  

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