Elroy-Sparta State Trail
- Rail trail: Yes
- Length: 32.5 miles
- Surface: Crushed limestone
- Counties: Monroe, Juneau
- Communities: Sparta, Norwalk, Wilton, Kendall, Elroy
Kendall: The restored railroad depot in Kendall serves as trail headquarters and has a railroad history museum with pictures and artifacts on display. Parking and trail passes are available. Kendall is between Elroy and Sparta, along State Highway 71.
Sparta: The Sparta depot is at 111 Milwaukee Street, Sparta. Exit I-90 on State Highway 16/71 and go west about two miles to Water Street, then south about 0.6 miles to Milwaukee Street. A bridge over Interstate Highway 90 in Sparta connects the La Crosse River Trail to the Elroy-Sparta State Trail.
Elroy: Exit I-90/94 on State Highway 82 and go west for about 12 miles. There is parking at the Elroy trailhead where the Elroy-Sparta State Trail and the 400 State Trail connect.
Norwalk and Wilton: State highway 71 runs between Elroy and Sparta through both towns.
The trail is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. year-round.
The three tunnels on the trail are closed annually from Nov. 1 to April 30.
Bikers 16 years or older must buy a state trail pass before using the trail.
Planning and management
For more information about planning for this property, see: Property Master Plans.
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