Elroy-Sparta State Trail
This 32.5 mile trail runs from Downtown Eau Claire where the Eau Claire and Chippewa Rivers meet.The trail follows the Chippewa River south where you will pass wetlands, sandstone bluffs, prairies and river bottoms. Further down the trail you pick up the Red Cedar Trail in the Dunnville Wildlife Area and ends in Durand.
Three railroad tunnels highlight the trail which are each over 140 years old. The tunnels near Kendall and Wilton are each about 0.25 miles long. The tunnel between Norwalk and Sparta is 0.75 miles long.
Trail Activities include walking and bicycling. The trail is level with a crushed limestoe surface which makes it great for walking, jogging or bycycling. There are also two walk-in campsites available in season. The best way to get a site would be online. Other activities include cross counrty skiing and snoeshoeing. The trail is not groomed and there are also snowmobilers on the trail.
The Elroy-Sparta State Trail (and campground areas) are open to hunting during the Wisconsin state parks hunting time frame.
The trail is open to walking, bicycling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, however, the trail is not groomed and users must share the trail with snowmobiles. Skiers do not need a trail pass while using the trail. there is also walking, bicycling, jogging, canoeing, horesback riding, snowmobiling, wildlife viewing, crosscountry skiing and snowshoeing. There is limited hunting or trapping allowed on the trail.
Nearby communities are Sparta, Norwalk, Wilton, Kendall, Elroy. The counties the trail crosses through are Monroe and Juneau.
- Contact information
- For information, contact:
Elroy-Sparta State Trail Headquarters
PO Box 297
Kendall, WI 54638
Wildcat Mountain State Park
PO Box 99
Ontario WI 54651
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