Mascoutin Valley State Trail

20 miles total; 10 miles Berlin to Ripon, and 10 miles Fond du Lac to Rosendale. The gap in the two sections, between Ripon and Rosendale, is in private ownership. The entire trail is open to walking and bicycling. The trail base of limestone, grass and gravel makes the tread more suitable for off-road bikes. Wildlife viewing opportunities are available in the Eldorado Marsh Wildlife Area in Fond du Lac County and the Rush Lake Marsh area in Winnebago County. It passes farms, woods and wetlands. The trail is open to horseback riding in Winnebago and Fond du Lac counties from May to October. Snowmobiles are permitted on the trail when open and connects to numerous miles of county snowmobile trails. The trail is also open to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, however, the trail is not groomed, and skiers and snowshoers must share the trail with snowmobiles. Skiers do not need a trail pass while using the trail.


Parking for the trail: along city streets of Berlin, Ripon, Rosendale. Parking lot locations: Halfway between Berlin & Ripon on Lake Rd, off of County Road E by Rush Lake, junction of Locust Road just north of Ripon, Taylor Park in Rosendale, parking lots

Trail Length (miles)

  • 19