Elroy-Sparta State Trail

View Website Favorite (27) PO Box 4 - Kendall, WI 54638
Information: 608-463-7109
Toll Free: 888-606-2453

The Headquarters in Kendall is open May 1 - October 31. Daily 9am to 5pm.

This is the granddaddy of them all! The Elroy-Sparta Trail was the first rails-to-trails conversion in the country and it is perennially one of the most popular bicycling destinations in the state. Located in one of the most scenic parts of Wisconsin, the trail is one of the few flat surfaces in a land of narrow valleys and steep wooded bluffs.The Headquarters for this trail is Kendall Depot. Three tunnels are a big part of the trail's appeal. The longest, between Sparta and Norwalk, is more than three-quarters of a mile long. Walking through the tunnels, (you can't ride them), is an adventure in itself. The small towns en-route all have a bike-friendly atmosphere; after all, the trail has made them famous.

  • Features
    • Disabled Access
    • On Water
  • Trails
    • Yes
  • Trail Length (miles)
    • 32

Nearby Places

Warrens Cranberry Festival 9/22/2017 - 9/24/2017 Warrens - 24.34 miles away
Viola Horse and Colt Show 9/22/2017 - 9/23/2017 Viola - 24.83 miles away
Tour the Aldo Leopold Shack and Farm, a National Historic Landmark 5/27/2017 - 10/21/2017 Baraboo - 39.88 miles away
Apple Festival 9/22/2017 - 9/24/2017 Gays Mills - 40.57 miles away
Fest of Times 9/13/2017 - 9/30/2017 La Crosse - 44.42 miles away
Banned Books Art 9/13/2017 - 11/04/2017 La Crosse - 44.42 miles away
Explorations 9/16/2017 - 11/04/2017 La Crosse - 44.42 miles away
Heart of La Crosse Extreme Makeover Pothole Edition 9/07/2017 - 9/09/2017 La Crosse - 44.42 miles away

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