| The Elroy-Sparta State Trail is the
property of the State of Wisconsin and is part of its State Trails System.
It is located in Hidden Valleys Country and passes through a
portion of the unglaciated areas of Wisconsin exemplifying the natural beauty of our
The trail is 32 miles in length on the abandoned Chicago &
North Western Railroad bed and passes through three rock tunnels. The Kendall and Wilton
tunnels are ¼ mile long and the Norwalk tunnel is ¾
mile long. The trail is covered with limestone screenings and provides a smooth riding
surface. The bridges are covered with planks and are guarded with railings.
The trail may be entered at the Elroy Commons in Elroy or ½ mile
northwest of Elroy on Hwy. 71, or continue on Hwy. 71 to the Village of Kendall - the
Trail Headquarters is at the old Kendall Depot, or enter at Wilton or Norwalk on Hwy. 71,
or southeast of Sparta near Hwys. 16 and 71.
Trail passes are required for bikers 16 years of age and
older. A daily trail pass is $4 and an annual pass is $20. These are good on any Wisconsin
In the winter this trail and surrounding trails are well
marked and maintained by local snowmobile clubs. There is no charge for snowmobiling or
The Headquarters and Concession Center has a
Railroad History Museum with pictures, railroad artifacts and a large mural on display.
Trail passes, T-shirts, patches and other souvenirs are for sale. To see
items available to purchase go to this page.
For a printable Order Form go to this page.
There is also a picnic
area, parking and pay phone. Bike rentals are available with the daily
fee to be paid at the time of rental.
Bike and Kiddy Cart Rental Prices for
|10 speed trail bike
|Kiddy Cart (Fits two small children)
|15 speed trail bike
|7 speed Fugi bike (Adults only)
|21 speed Specialist/Globe bike (Adults only)
Daily deposits are required at the
time of rental.
If bikes are rented overnight we must
have 2 days rate as our deposit.
Drivers are available for a fee to ride with you in your
vehicle to the area where you wish to begin your bike trip. After you get
your bikes and equipment unloaded the driver will take your vehicle back to
the Kendall Depot. If you have 2 sets of keys the driver will lock the set
he uses in your vehicle.
The Headquarters in Kendall is open May 1 - October 31.
Phone (608) 463-7109
for more information, drivers fees and reservations.
The Headquarters is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays,
and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays.
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