Wisconsin Fishing Trails and Maps

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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

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

Lower Yahara River Trail

2.5 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Boardwalk

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

River Bend Trail (WI)

2.3 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Rock River Parkway Trail

2.4 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Concrete

Saunders State Trail

8.4 mi
State: WI
Ballast
Accordion

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 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 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
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
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 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
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
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
Accordion
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

Osaugie Trail

started at the Bong Museum and rode out to Wisconsin Point and back. 20 mile round trip, a little bumpy at times but very nice.

June, 2018 by ande9393

started at the Bong Museum and rode out to Wisconsin Point and back. 20 mile round trip, a little bumpy at times but very nice.

Mascoutin Valley State Trail

Great Ride on a Hot Day

June, 2018 by mctamara

We rode the Ripon-Berlin route up and back. It was an unusually hot day, but the trail is 80 - 90% shaded. Very few open areas and a few minutes' ride gets you back in the shade. A round of thunderstorms had just finished when we set out but the trail was mostly dry and very well-maintained. Mosquitoes were abundant so wear spray if you plan to stop for a bit. Had a break and nice lunch at Shepard's in Berlin, and made use of Mike's Bike Shop in Berlin too. Be aware that there are signs prohibiting electric bikes on this trail...I contacted authorities who stated that ebikes are fine for anyone with a disability or who might be pulling a disabled person. I plan to address this further. I had my regular bike this time but often use my ebike to pull my disabled adult daughter.

Copper Culture Trail

Bicycles are banned.

June, 2018 by kdoemel

Wife and I live in Oconto, currently. You used to be able to bike in Copper Culture park but they put up "no bicycles" sign, so bicycles are not allowed there anymore.
So now there is mainly Pecor Street which is bicycle and walking specific and the rest is streets.
Don't know why bicycles are banned... We never heard of complaints. Trails were not ripped up.

Accordion

Oak Leaf Trail

from Honey Creek Dr & Honey Creek Pkwy to Western Portion of Hank Aaron Trail

June, 2018 by y1htak

Honey Creek Pkwy is a very pleasant windy smooth road. Although you do have to go across Wisconsin Ave and Bluemound road which can be quite busy streets.

We picked up the Oak Leaf branch opposite 72nd st that goes through Wauwatosa. Once we got on the trail there were a lot of people and kids walking in large groups. A few bikers too. Good thing the trail is wide as you go past Hart and Hoyt parks.

We made a left on Swan Blvd. Quite a busy street with fast traffic but luckily you're not on it very long. Right after you pass under the railroad bridge you make a right onto Underwood Pkwy. Very bumpy road but lightly traveled

Trail was closed where it passes under Hwy 100/Mayfair Road but detour was clearly marked. Detour had you cross Waterplank road then wind through the industrial park which was deserted on Saturday afternoon until routing you to cross Hwy 100 on Research Drive. Even though we pushed the button we never did get a walk light across Hwy 100.

We met up again with the Oak Leaf trail which was pleasant then took the Hank Aaron trail back east.

Crystal Lake Trail

Nice obscure trail!

June, 2018 by negangardo

I skated from Boulder Junction to Crystal Lake. The pavement is acceptable, but there are some large bumps in the asphalt and some rough patches. Also take note that the trail crossing at Perch Lane is all gravel and if you come from the north there is a sudden blind turn with a steep downhill before the gravel. Mostly the trail is nice and smooth though. It is well marked and the winding curves and elevation changes make this trail very fun! So do the lovely pine forests and occasional lakeside scenery. I had the trail all to myself and didn't come across anyone.

Omaha Trail

Don't let the negative reviews turn you away

June, 2018 by bcbarringer2

I read through the reviews before my wife and I biked the trail in spring 2018. Some of them noted the rough surface of the trail, but the fact is, it's not that bad at all! Would it be a comfortable ride on a road bike? No, probably not, but any kind of hybrid or mountain bike would be just fine. It's actually pretty smooth in many sections. Very scenic, interesting countryside, and the trestles and tunnel are great. And it's (apparently) hardly used! We were there on a sunny Sunday afternoon and biked the whole thing round-trip and only saw 5 other people the entire time (I walking and two groups of two cyclists). Decent restrooms, water, and picnic tables at both ends and in the middle on the north side of the tunnel. The tunnel is relatively straight and smooth and you can see from one end to the other, but it's surprisingly dark in the middle, so you might want to take a small flashlight/bike light with you (or do as my wife and I did, and use the "flashlight" on your phone...). Overall a great trail and one we will happily do again.

Eisenbahn State Trail

Nice training ride

June, 2018 by cnuechtrails

This is a nice training ride. It is very flat and not a lot of scenery the first 10 miles out of West Bend. Bring sunscreen because most of it is in the open.

Wolf Run Trail (WI)

Pleasant trail

June, 2018 by jo turner

Nice short ride along Black Earth Creek between Mazo and high school. Lots of benches and signage along the way. Good for “new riders” (kids).

Green Circle Trail

Loved this trail. Well done Stevens Point!

June, 2018 by aeboe

We parked at the Schmeeckle Reserve off of Northpoint Dr. Nice parking, restrooms, filtered water and gift shop. We went west on the Green Circle from the reserve. Trail was well marked, beautiful, interesting and kept up. I am not a fan of riding in the street or crossing roads and this trail has both. However, I really enjoyed this trail and I am looking forward to riding it again. It took us around 2 1/2 hours (24 miles) and we did not do any of the spurs. We rode during the weekday. Really impressed with this reserve!

Eisenbahn State Trail

nice, but loose top gravel on north half

June, 2018 by sensi3d

I ride a trike with 2" balloon tires. the first 5 miles from Rusco dr. were great. At Barton it switched to traffic bond (stone) . The stone on top of a hard base was loose . This made for a bumpy and noisy ride. Have ridden hundreds of miles on stone trails and never seen this much loose stone. Still ride able though.

Military Ridge State Trail

Poorly maintained but lovely

June, 2018 by catslave

As others have noted, this trail really needs some upgrading. We road our gravel bikes 50 miles from Gov. Dodge State Park to Mt. Horeb and back and the first thing I would say is NO ROAD OR COMFORT BIKES. Substrate ranges from paved (in the park) to packed gravel to areas (like outside barneveld) where the trail has been reduced to a loose sand Arroyo that is walking only. Some areas that once were paved are weeded over. This is all sad because this trail goes thru some lovely countryside and has some of the nicest scenery of all the rail trails in the state. If you start at gov. Dodge, please be aware that the path to the Military Ridge though paved, is very steep and those not in good physical shape will have to walk a ways or join the trail somewhere else. Folks with hybrids should be able to manage the shifting terrain but be careful of soft spots and deep gravel. It is well worth the ride but this is a sadly neglected resource .

East River Trail

Garbage pickup

May, 2018 by marge2bike

I LOVE the ERT! It is nice to have an urban trail that is surrounded by nature.
For the first time I have a concern about it- the waste recepticles have been overflowing since Memorial Day weekend!

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