Wisconsin’s Top 5 Bike-Friendly Trails

Wisconsin boasts a number of unique hiking trails and nature paths. And while they’re all beautiful, cyclists can often attest to the fact that this doesn’t necessarily mean they’re ideal for a comfortable bike ride. Fortunately, there are a handful of trails that are not only perfect for bikers, but also incredibly scenic. Here are the top five bike-friendly trails in Wisconsin:

Grant Park Nature Trail

Located near South Milwaukee, Grant Park Nature Trail is a 1-mile loop that’s perfect for biking, hiking and nature trips. Not only does the path provide a perfect glimpse of the lesser-known scenic sides of Wisconsin, but it also allows dogs on the trail too—so long as they’re kept on the leash, of course. For more information, visit www.county.milwaukee.gov

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Green Circle Trail

This 27-mile scenic hiking and biking path that loops through the Stevens Point area. The trail runs along rivers, winds through lush forests, and offers a unique look at Wisconsin’s wildlife. Plus, for those looking to extend their adventure, Green Circle connects to over 45 miles of additional trails. For more information, visit www.greencircletrail.org

Lake Monona Shoreline Run

This 3-mile bike path winds along the beautiful Lake Monona in Madison, Wisconsin. According to locals, one of the best parts about this trail is the spacious bridge found on John Nolen Drive—which offers breathtaking views. On the other side of the lake, you can see the state capitol. This shoreline biking path offers the perfect blend of urban and scenic views. For more information, visit www.dnr.wi.gov

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Elroy-Sparta State Trail

The Elroy-Sparta State Trail is a 32.5-mile Wisconsin State rail trail—located between Elroy and Sparta—and is considered to be one of the most popular trails in the county. It was regarded as the first rail trail when it opened in 1967, and was primarily designed for foot, bicycle, equestrian and light motorized traffic. Now, it serves as a charming—and relatively quiet—biking trail, with picturesque views found along the way. For more information, visit www.dnr.wi.gov

Ozaukee Interurban Trail

The Ozaukee – Sheboygan Interurban Trail is a roughly 40-mile long rail trail in Ozaukee, and Sheboygan Counties, in Wisconsin. Roughly 30 miles of the trail is paved, and is considered a prime path for cyclists looking to ride across bridges, along waterways, and marvel at the striking views of Wisconsin’s natural beauty. For more information, visit www.co.ozaukee.wi.us.

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