Elroy-Sparta State Trail

View Website Favorite (28) 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.

TRAILS ARE TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO STORM DAMAGE AND FLODDING. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR STATUS UPDATES.  8/30/2018

Show off your selfie skills! Find a selfie stand located on the West side of Tunnel 3 between Norwalk and Sparta and stop for a fun photo. Share yours with us on Instagram using #ScenicWisconsin. 

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

Nearby Places

1
DRIFTLESS Trail Races 9/29/2018 Hillsboro - 11.96 miles away
2
Second Sundays at the Painted Forest 6/10/2018 Valton - 15.77 miles away
3
Kickapoo Reserve Dam Challenge Triathlon 10/06/2018 La Farge - 18.68 miles away
4
Hill & Valley Explorations Tour Farmers' & Farm Craft Market 10/06/2018 - 10/07/2018 La Valle - 22.66 miles away
5
Will to Ben Bike Tour 10/06/2018 - 10/12/2018 Sparta - 24.04 miles away
6
Warrens Cranberry Festival 9/28/2018 - 9/30/2018 Warrens - 24.34 miles away
7
Viola Horse and Colt Show 9/21/2018 - 9/22/2018 Viola - 24.83 miles away
8
Hill and Valley Exploration Tour 10/06/2018 - 10/07/2018 Lime Ridge - 24.83 miles away

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