Elroy-Sparta State Trail

View Website Favorite (30) PO Box 4 - Kendall, WI 54638
Information: 608-463-7109
Toll Free: 888-606-2453

Norwalk to Elroy Trail Section, Union Center to Hillsboro, Wonewoc to LaValle Closed: Due to severe storms and flooding this past summer. These sections will remain closed until repairs can be made. The Headquarters in Kendall is open May 1 - October 31. Daily 9am to 5pm.

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

Nearby Places

Hustlerfest 8/23/2019 - 8/25/2019 Hustler - 7.81 miles away
Monroe County Fair 7/24/2019 - 7/28/2019 Tomah - 14.38 miles away
Juneau County Fair 8/11/2019 - 8/18/2019 Mauston - 14.6 miles away
Second Sundays at Ernest Hupeden's Painted Forest 6/09/2019 Wonewoc - 15.77 miles away
Lazy Beaver Canoe Race 7/27/2019 La Valle - 20.41 miles away
Women in the Outdoors 8/16/2019 - 8/18/2019 Westby - 23.44 miles away
5K Fun Run 8/17/2019 Sparta - 23.97 miles away
Parkfest 7/26/2019 - 7/27/2019 Lyndon Station - 24.02 miles away

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Green Innovations

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  • Printers set to automatically duplex.
  • Replace lighting with compact fluorescents.
  • Low-flow fixtures are used.
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