Elroy-Sparta State Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews

Elroy-Sparta State Trail is a 35.2 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Sparta, Wisconsin that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
35.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2171 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

birding

hiking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

backpacking
14 days ago

Trail clearly marked. Tunnel was really neat. Completed 20 miles

1 month ago

I absolutely love this trail, and look forward to biking it every summer. This time it was a bit washed out from all the rain the area has been getting lately.

2 months ago

3 months ago

road biking
Saturday, March 21, 2015

Helpful tidbit: bring a flashlight. You'll need it for the long tunnels where you're supposed to walk your bike.

walking
Saturday, April 12, 2014

I walked this, and the 400 state trail and more, camping along the way, on a 200 mile walk when I turned 50 in 2005. Met some very nice bicyclists who were doing a large group cross country trip, with a big truck hauling their gear. The tunnels down the road were cool. Small town cafes and taverns yielded some good sandwiches. Nice bike trail, even though I walked/backpacked it.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Road this as a kid as a three day trip.

mountain biking
Sunday, July 21, 2013

Went with a group of guys back in 2000. The trail was great and the scenery was awe-inspiring. Great for biking but I wouldn't recommend hiking due to all the mountain bikers. Did about thirty miles of the trail over the weekend.