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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: A parking lot with flush toilet restrooms is available in Albany along the Sugar River State Trail off North Cincinnati St. and 4th St.

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


The trail is open 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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