400 State Trail
The trail may bring a number of different users to the trail at the same time. It is important to use good trail etiquette to ensure the enjoyment and safety of all trail users.
A unique feature of the 400 State Trail is a 7-mile horse trail parallel to the bike trail between Wonewoc and LaValle. Horses must stay on the grassy portion and are not allowed on the limestone-surfaced trail.
Walking and bicycling
The level grade and limestone surface make this trail suitable for bicyclists, walkers and joggers.
The 400 State Trail is ideal for a bike and paddle trip. Sections of this former rail corridor parallel the Baraboo River. You can paddle downstream and then bike back to your starting point or vice versa. In season, shuttle service and rental is available in Wonewoc.
Pet owners, please be sure to have your pet on a leash, 8 feet or shorter, at all times. You must pick up after your pet.
Snowmobiles are permitted on the trail. Operators must follow all Wisconsin snowmobile laws. The trail also connects to numerous miles of county snowmobile trails.
The opening and closing of snowmobile trails is at the discretion of each county. Snowmobile trails which cross DNR lands are opened and closed consistent with the surrounding county (or counties). Whenever possible, the opening and closing of snowmobile trails is done on a county-wide basis, however localized conditions may require localized trail opening and closing. It is the responsibility of the county to provide notification about the status of snowmobile trails. The Travel Wisconsin Snow Conditions Report [exit DNR], and local club and county snowmobile web pages [exit DNR] and telephone hotlines will provide the most current information.
The trail is open to walking, bicycling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, however, the trail is not groomed and users must share the trail with snowmobiles. Skiers do not need a trail pass while using the trail.
No Hunting and trapping allowed on trail
Hunting and trapping are not allowed on the trail corridor. For more information, please see:
A portion of the 400 State Trail property in the town of La Valle is more than 100 yards from the trail corridor. This portion is open to hunting and trapping during the Wisconsin state parks hunting time frame.