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Great loop trail within the city. Ducks, geese, lots of re-winged blackbirds. Southern section is nice as well.

One of best hiking, biking, walking trails in area.

It's not truly a hike as it's a paved path and there isn't really any alteration in the altitude. I only walked down a few miles but in those miles I wasn't very impressed. I parked in an education center and just started walking along the road, not really knowing if I was on the trail or not. It wasn't far and I found where the trail head was marked. It was nice at first; there is a little bridge to cross over and then there is a set of railroad tracks and then the trail veers to the left but if you look straight ahead there are tiny little...boxes? Made out of pvc pipes and plastic...I would have loved to go poke around but I was a little chicken since I'm not familiar with this area and I was alone lol. I think there was a sign back between the five structures but it wasn't facing the correct way. I continued on my journey and came to an underpass that was tagged with all kinds of nonsense. I crossed over two pretty large streets (although there weren't many cars passing when I was there). There is a spot where it says bikers and inline skaters should stop and pay $5 but I didn't see anybody actually stop to make the payment. The trail runs behind some apartments and some houses. I guess I might be a little disappointed because I was hoping I was further out from the city (I probably should have looked at a map lol) and that it would be more of a rural trail. I did get passed by probably 10 bikers and 5 other walkers/runners.

This trail is a beautiful paved trail in town and is only about 2miles around.

good trail to walk with friends

Easily accessible asphalt trail along the Fox River. A fee is required to bike, skateboard, or rollerblade, but not to walk. There are some historical plaques, pretty homes and gardens, but mostly natural. My favorite part is that there are many places to eat or have a beer on the way! I recommend Riviera Bar and Grill about 3 miles south of downtown. Fun day.

this is a horrid trail. runs along highway, very noisy. Areas filled with sand instead of gravel which cause you to nearly fall and not always noticeable in the gravel till you're on top of it. poorly maintained. Dont think any funds from trail fees to ride the trail are going toward its maintenance. find another trail in this fantastic biking area of southeastern wi instead.

8 months ago

It's paved...at least the section I ran. But it's decent and right off the highway so it's super convenient to the interstate travelers

Unsure why this is leveled at moderate and 37.7 miles. This trail is not far from my house and I use it for running often. It is a paved trail with few changes in elevation and round trip is closer to 2.5 miles. There has been an extension on the south side of Washington Ave that I haven't run yet which starts near Case High. All in all, this trail is a nice trek for being in a city. The stream & ponds bring lots of birds and waterfowl. I've run across a few grass snakes (non-venomous) and the usual squirrels & rabbits. This trail is heavily trafficked, being nestled in the middle of several neighborhoods and is used by walkers, runners & bikers.

Rail to trail nothing special from what I experience

road biking
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Used a hybrid bike but no option for that. I travel up to de Pere for work. I stay at a hotel in downtown de pere and I can grab my bike and head down town. Fantastic for commute or recreation.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Great trail, but be sure you pay for access. they were issuing tickets on the day I hiked.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

We have ridden almost every Rail Trail in the state but oddly enough never did this one until this August. It's a nice trail with lots of wildlife (we had cranes a few feet in front of us at times) and the North parking lot in Sturgeon bay is well more than average marked. There is enough loose gravel that road bikes would not be appropriate here...cross or mountain bikes would be best. A criticism we had was that there wasn't a single sign in the lot indicating where the trail started. it looked like it might start to the right, which we tried, and it led us right into Sturgeon bay and petered out. One sign in the parking lot pointing to the left would have made a load of difference.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Beautiful easy trail!

road biking
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Nice flat, easy ride, perfect for people who prefer trails that do not involve riding on roadways.

Great place to ride. Road biking east of Dousman. Hybrid west of Dousman. I wish more was paved but it's still wonderful to have at all.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Nice paved walking trail. Funky smell, like paper mill

trail running
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Beautiful river valley, fast beautiful river, peaceful green trees and blooming flowers. Quiet place to run or walk. Cliffs too! The trail goes on for miles and miles which is nice, and it's so nice I could come back every day.

road biking
Saturday, April 16, 2016

Smooth trail connecting Wauwatosa, WI to Dousman, WI. Rails to Trails route. Super easy and user friendly.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Good for the dog to run, and kids to play. When you get to the point where the vistas open up to the backwaters and channel the vistas are nice. Eagles perusing the rotting ice in March. Geese and ducks.

mountain biking
Sunday, January 24, 2016

We've rode this trail a few times,starting from our campsite at Perrot State Park each time. Lots of scenery either way, pretty easy ride, minimal grade change, mostly packed limestone. Going north from the park, is the Trempeleau National Wildlife Refuge, with an observation deck, is a nice place to stop, and take a breather, and take in the beauty. From the park south there are a few small towns, along with a number of bridges, with a steel trestle bridge at Lytle's Landing being a glimpse at the trails past. We only went as far as Onalska, where it meets up with the Lacrosse River Trail. A recommended trail, and would/will ride it again.

mountain biking
Thursday, July 23, 2015

I rode o 7/22/15 from Midway to Trempealeau and back.The trail surface itself was very good; somewhere someone had written that the path through the Wildlife Refuge was gravel but it was fine grained limestone. Although the trail paralleled some railroad track there wasn't much activity, and on the whole the trail was very quiet. For the most part the trail went through an pretty undistinguished canopy of trees, but of course that could be a blessing on hot days.
If you are in the area it is worth a look but I wouldn't go far out of my way to ride it.

Monday, June 01, 2015

This is a great trail but the Map link for the start of the trail is a little off. Start in the middle of a neighborhood. Beautiful walk around the Lake.

on Fox River Trail

Sunday, May 24, 2015

It was a washout !!

Friday, January 02, 2015

Hike 10 miles from Verona to small town past Riley. Trail is well kept and easy to walk. Hope to do the whole trail this year. It was 45 deg F on the day I hiked

road biking
Saturday, November 01, 2014

Great for roller bladders, bikers, walkers, runners. Nice regional trail. The police have been told not to report minor incidences so do not rely on police reports as far a safety. Great day trail, but avoid being on after dusk. Follows the Fox River. Bikes for rent near the trail. Especially beautiful in the Fall.

on Gandy Dancer Trail

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Great way to ride some basic "off road" with beginner bikers or go it hard without vehicle traffic. Nice how the trails cut through towns along the way. Perfect afternoon on bikes :)

road biking
Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Love love LOVE this trail and all of the Wisconsin trails that connect to this one! Great for exploring, commuting, and just for relaxing recreation.

mountain biking
Monday, July 07, 2014

nice trail would be better if they did not allow horses. the trail is pretty bumpy and tore up a bit from horses walking on it wet..other than that its an easy 30 mile ride..

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