Sugar River State Trail

Albany State Wildlife Area, Wisconsin

Elevation Gain557ft
Trailhead Elevation864ft
Elevation Min/Max789/864ft
Elevation Start/End864/864ft

Sugar River State Trail

Sugar River State Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Green County, Wisconsin. It is within Albany State Wildlife Area. It is 22.7 miles long and begins at 864 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 45.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 557 feet. Sugar River Trail Parking, Sugar River Trail Parking, and other parkings and the New Glarus Chamber of Commerce information are near the trailhead. The Hole #15, Hole # 16, Hole # 13, and Hole # 14 grasses can be seen along the trail. There are also waters, parkings, sands, a parking, a shelter, a bench, and an attraction along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Badger State Trail.

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Road Biking Wisconsin (Falcon Guides)
M. Russ Lowthian
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"Leaving from a town called “America’s Little Switzerland,” this ramble makes a circle tour around both the Little Sugar and Sugar Rivers as it rolls through the countryside. After exploring the upper half of Green County, the route briefly slips up into northern Dane County and then returns to a community named after a city in Canada. Now back in Green County, as you cruise south the road twists and turns as it follows the Sugar River. Soon you will pass through a village named after a town in Ohio. Farther along enjoy the rolling terrain through grassy meadows where songbirds greet you as you ride by. Now turning to the west, stop for a snack and watch cheese being made the traditional way. After experiencing a couple Wisconsin rollers, you’ll cruise into a town with a name that means “little mountain.” The ramble comes full circle as you turn to the north, back to New Glarus for a “cow parade” and brewery tour."
Best Rail Trails Wisconsin (Falcon Guides)
Phil Van Valkenberg
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"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."
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Trail Information

Albany State Wildlife Area
Nearby City
Albany State Wildlife Area
Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Skill Level
Additional Use
New Glarus Chamber of Commerce; Green County Tourism
Local Contacts
DeLorme's Wisconsin Atlas and Gazeteer
Local Maps