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Sugar River State Trail

Trail facts

  • Rail trail: Yes
  • Length: 24 miles
  • Surface: Asphalt - 1 mile. Crushed stone - 23 miles
  • Counties: Green
  • Communities: New Glarus, Monticello, Albany, Brodhead


New Glarus: Parking and restrooms are available at the New Glarus headquarters/depot just off State Highway 69 in New Glarus.

Monticello: Parking is available at the Monticello trailhead near County Highway EE. The Badger State Trail connects with the Sugar River State Trail just south of the Monticello trailhead.

Albany: Parking is available along city streets in Albany.

Brodhead: Parking and restrooms are available at the southern terminus of the trail in Brodhead.


The trail is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. year-round.


Each bicyclist age 16 or older needs a Wisconsin state trail pass while using the trail.

Planning and Management

A regional master plan is in progress for the Southwest Savanna region. For more information, see: Southwest Savanna Regional Master Plan.

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


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Friends of the Badger and Sugar River State Trails [exit DNR]

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