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Mascoutin Valley State Trail

Trail facts

  • Rail trail: Yes
  • Length: 21 miles total; 11 miles Berlin to Ripon and 10 miles Fond du Lac to Rosendale
  • Surface: Crushed limestone
  • Counties: Fond du Lac, Winnebago, Green Lake
  • Communities: Fond du Lac, Rosendale, Ripon, Berlin


Berlin: The trail begins at County Highway F near South Street. Parking is available along city streets. Parking is also available about halfway between Berlin and Ripon on Lake Road, off of County Highway E by Rush Lake.

Oshkosh: From Oshkosh, take State Highway 41 south to Fond du Lac or State Highway 26 to Rosendale to access the eastern section of the Mascoutin Valley State Trail. To access the western section of the trail from Oshkosh, take State Highway 44 into Ripon or State Highway 91 to Berlin.

Ripon: The trail begins along County Highway E. There is a parking lot along the trail at the junction of Locust Road just north of Ripon. Parking is also available along city streets in Ripon.

Rosendale: The trail begins along State Highway 26 and travels east to Fond du Lac. Parking is available along city streets and at Taylor Park in Rosendale.

Fond du Lac: There are parking lots at the eastern trailhead at Rolling Meadows Drive (near State Highway 41) and at the trail's junction with County Highway I (north of State Highway 23).


The trail is open year-round.


A state trail pass is not required on the Mascoutin Valley State Trail.

Planning and Management

For more information about planning for this property, see Property Master Plans.

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