Rails To Trails: Wisconsin Guide Book

by Phil Van Valkenberg (The Globe Pequot Press)
Rails To Trails Wisconsin  by Phil Van Valkenberg

153pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0762706058

This is your comprehensive guide to walking, jogging, biking, and cross-country skiing Wisconsin's rail-trail system. This book provides mile-by-mile descriptions of the state's most popular rural and urban rail trails, plus a complete listing of the state's other rail-trails.

© Phil Van Valkenberg/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Rails To Trails: Wisconsin" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 21.
... Preview: The trail was once the route of the Ahnapee & Western Railroad. Trains served the countryside by hauling the bounty of the land lumber and farm products—to the lake ports. Today the rail bed opens up ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Wisconsin"
Sturgeon Bay, WI - Fishing,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Road Biking - Trail Length: 33.3
... Preview: Ride from the thriving resort town of Minocqua into the heart of the Northwoods wilderness, enjoying scenic lake views and a fine city park near the Minocqua trailhead. Surface: Finely crushed granite ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Wisconsin"
Minocqua, WI - Fishing,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Road Biking - Trail Length: 18.2
... Preview: This is a surprisingly secluded trail in a sprawling metropolitan area. An active quarry and three parks enroute add to the interest. Surface: Crushed limestone, wood-planked bridges; natural surface ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Wisconsin"
Menomonee Falls, WI - Cross-Country Skiing,Fishing,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Road Biking - Trail Length: 13.7
... Preview: Access to Olbrich Gardens, views of the State Capitol building, Lake Monona, and the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center are highlights of the Capital City Trail. Soon it will connect to th ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Wisconsin"
Madison, WI - Fishing,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Road Biking - Trail Length: 6.8
... Preview: Scenic highlights at broad river bends and lush bottomland forest await you on the Chippewa River State Trail. The trail connects to the Red Cedar State Trail via an impressive 860-foot-long trestle, ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Wisconsin"
Eau Claire, WI - Cross-Country Skiing,Fishing,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Road Biking,Walking - Trail Length: 25.2
... Preview: This is an exceptionally beautiful trail with the added interest of three railroad tunnels along the route. Five pleasant trail towns are oriented toward “trail tourism” and cater to all types of user ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Wisconsin"
Elroy, WI - Fishing,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Road Biking,Walking - Trail Length: 34
... Preview: The Gandy Dancer has a nice mix of woodlot, farm, marsh, and lake scenery, with frequent services at nine communities along the trail. An exceptionally scenic state park is near the southern trailhead ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Wisconsin"
Saint Croix Falls, WI - Birding,Fishing,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Road Biking - Trail Length: 47.1
... Preview: You’ll experience a variety of scenery, from rolling glacial hills to vast marshes to great rivers, along the Glacial Drumlin State Trail. Also of note; a glacial lake, a bison herd, and five crossing ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Wisconsin"
Waukesha, WI - Cross-Country Skiing,Fishing,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Road Biking - Trail Length: 52.4
... Preview: The Glacial River Trail has a fascinating prehistoric and historic Native American heritage. There are interesting museums in the pleasant town of Fort Atkinson. Surface: Asphalt on the northern secti ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Wisconsin"
Fort Atkinson, WI - Cross-Country Skiing,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Road Biking - Trail Length: 8.3
... Preview: A beautiful collection of rivers great and small, a unique Mississippi River town, and three vast wildlife refuges are encountered along this trail. Near Perrot State Park, one of Wisconsin’s most b ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Wisconsin"
Onalaska, WI - Birding,Cross-Country Skiing,Fishing,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Road Biking,Snowshoeing,Walking - Trail Length: 24.4
... Preview: You’ll enjoy idyllic views from the Cedar Creek bridge in Cedarburg, a beautiful village with nineteenth-century character and interesting cafes and shops. Surface: Crushed stone on the northern segme ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Wisconsin"
Cedarburg, WI - Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Road Biking - Trail Length: 25
... Preview: Set in a quiet rural area, the La Crosse River State Trail passes through pleasant small towns. It connects to the Great River State Trail and the Elroy-Sparta State Trail. Surface: Crushed limestone ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Wisconsin"
Medary, WI - Fishing,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Road Biking - Trail Length: 21.5
... Preview: The Military Ridge State Trail affords beautiful views from the ridgetop, passes through interesting trail towns, and provides access to Blue Mound State Park and Governor Dodge State Park. The trail ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Wisconsin"
Verona, WI - Cross-Country Skiing,Fishing,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Road Biking - Trail Length: 42.2
... Preview: A surprisingly secluded trail in the midst of Milwaukee, the Oakleaf Trail has great views of Lake Michigan plus all the services and attractions a city like Milwaukee can offer. The Chicago and Nort ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Wisconsin"
Milwaukee, WI - Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Road Biking - Trail Length: 5.5
... Preview: Wonderful views of the broad Chippewa River and woodland scenery permeate the Old Abe Trail. Along the way you’ll visit Brunet Island State Park and the interesting city of Chippewa Falls. The Old A ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Wisconsin"
Cornell, WI - Fishing,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Road Biking - Trail Length: 18.1
... Preview: You’ll pass through a block-and-a-half-long railroad tunnel and exquisite bluff country scenery along the Omaha Trail. Near Mill Bluff State Park, it connects to a 100-mile rail-trail system. Crossi ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Wisconsin"
Elroy, WI - Fishing,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Road Biking,Walking - Trail Length: 13.9
... Preview: The Osaugie Trail features great views of the Twin Ports harbor, interesting museums and historic sites, and city services. There are many crossings at city streets, as well as two gravel crossings at ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Wisconsin"
Superior, WI - Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Road Biking - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: Bald eagle sightings are common throughout the year. Great river scenery and an 860-foot-long trestle are highlights of the trail, along with the historic city of Menomonie, two quaint small river vil ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Wisconsin"
Menomonie, WI - Birding,Cross-Country Skiing,Fishing,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Road Biking,Snowshoeing,Walking - Trail Length: 14.2
... Preview: New Glarus is a wonderfully hospitable town with a strong Swiss heritage. Marsh and dairy farm scenery and pleasant trail towns are found along the trail. Surface: The first 0.3 mile south from New Gl ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Wisconsin"
New Glarus, WI - Cross-Country Skiing,Fishing,Horseback Riding,Rail-Trails,Road Biking - Trail Length: 23.1
... Preview: The “400” is a pleasant trail with many river crossings and five towns en route. The easternmost link of a 100-mile rail-trail system, it’s near Wisconsin Dells, one of the state’s most popular touris ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Wisconsin"
Reedsburg, WI - Fishing,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Road Biking - Trail Length: 29.5