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

Nearby Places

BIKE ME Fun Ride 6/01/2018 - 6/02/2018 Kendall - 0.07 miles away
Spring Fling Craft and Gift Show 4/21/2018 Mauston - 14.22 miles away
Annual Tomah Antique Toy Farm Show - Old & New 3/31/2018 Tomah - 14.38 miles away
Creative Communities Canvas Project & Online Auction 3/02/2018 - 3/26/2018 La Farge - 18.68 miles away
Kickapoo Reserve Tromp & Chomp Trail Run 5/12/2018 La Farge - 18.69 miles away
Lee Lake Polar Bear Plunge 2/24/2018 Cazenovia - 20.42 miles away
Fort McCoy Armed Forces Day Open House 5/19/2018 Fort McCoy - 21.49 miles away
B & E's Trees Open House 3/17/2018 Cashton - 23.42 miles away

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