Elroy-Sparta State Trail

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The Elroy-Sparta State Trail remains closed from Wilton to Logan Road (3.7 miles) and from Kendall to Elroy (6 miles) due to storm damage. The Headquarters in Kendall is open May 1 - October 31. Daily 9am to 5pm. Sparta Headquarters open daily 8am-4pm.

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.

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    • On Water
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Nearby Places

Fort McCoy Armed Forces Day Open House 5/20/2023 Fort McCoy - 21.44 miles away
Rails to Trails Celebration & Bike Expo 5/06/2023 Sparta - 24.01 miles away
Memorial Day Festivities 5/29/2023 Sparta - 24.49 miles away
Memorial Day Festivities 5/29/2023 Sparta - 24.49 miles away
Memorial Day Festivities 5/29/2023 Sparta - 24.49 miles away
Grand Marsh Pathfinders Antique Snowmobile Show 2/04/2023 Adams - 29.2 miles away
Lake Arrowhead's Annual Sno-Blast Celebration 2/10/2023 - 2/12/2023 Nekoosa - 38.91 miles away