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Elroy Sparta Trail

Elroy Sparta Trail is 32 miles in length, and connects with the La Crosse River State Trail in Sparta.  Traveling east from Sparta, this trail passes through: Norwalk, Wilton, Kendall and Elroy.

The Elroy Sparta Trail is best known for its tunnels.  Three old railroad tunnels cut through the hills of the driftless region.  Two are 1/4 mile long and one is 3/4 mile long.  You have to bring a flashlight and walk your bike through the tunnel.  At tunnel 3 (the big one) look for the old stone flu at the eastern entrance as well as an old building where the men who opened and closed the giant tunnel doors would stay.

The Elroy Sparta Trail is part of 101 miles of interconnecting state bike trails and is the original Rails to Trails bike trail.  The oldest of its kind in the state.

 

While the trails never close, the tunnels do.  So if you are looking to do some winter hiking, be aware that the tunnel doors may be closed.

Kendall Depot
(608) 463-7109
www.elroy-sparta-trail.com

Elroy Sparta Trail

Root River Trail Towns

Root River Trail Towns

Wrench & Roll Collective

Wrench & Roll Collective

La Crosse River State Trail

La Crosse River State Trail

La Crosse Area Family YMCA

La Crosse Area Family YMCA

Xtra Mile Outdoors

Xtra Mile Outdoors

National Wildlife and Fish Refuge Visitor Center

National Wildlife and Fish Refuge Visitor Center

Myrick Park

Myrick Park

Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge

Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge

Jump Start Adventure Park

Jump Start Adventure Park

Elroy Sparta Trail

Elroy Sparta Trail

Mt. La Crosse

Mt. La Crosse

Trempealeau Mountain Golf Course

Trempealeau Mountain Golf Course

Fort McCoy Pine View Recreation Area

Fort McCoy Pine View Recreation Area

Riverside Park

Riverside Park

Rivertown Rentals

Rivertown Rentals

National Eagle Center

National Eagle Center

Uptown Cycle

Uptown Cycle

River City Water Ski Show Team

River City Water Ski Show Team

Great River State Trail

Great River State Trail

International Owl Center & Festival of Owls

International Owl Center & Festival of Owls

International Festival of Owls

International Festival of Owls

Speed’s Bike Shop

Speed’s Bike Shop

Raptor Resource Project

Raptor Resource Project

Fun ‘N the Sun Houseboats

Fun ‘N the Sun Houseboats

S&S Houseboat Rental

S&S Houseboat Rental

La Crosse Escape Room

La Crosse Escape Room

Mississippi Valley Mayhem Roller Derby

Mississippi Valley Mayhem Roller Derby

Schafer’s River Rentals

Schafer’s River Rentals

Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling

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Ducks Unlimited

Hidden Hills

Hidden Hills

La Crosse Segway Tours

La Crosse Segway Tours

International Performing Arts Campus

International Performing Arts Campus

Norskedalen Heritage & Nature Center

Norskedalen Heritage & Nature Center

River Town Pedal Tours, LLC

River Town Pedal Tours, LLC

Rush WI West

Rush WI West

Island Outdoors

Island Outdoors

Mississippi Valley Conservancy

Mississippi Valley Conservancy

Smith’s Bike Shop

Smith’s Bike Shop

Coulee Golf Bowl

Coulee Golf Bowl

Goose Island Campground & Park

Goose Island Campground & Park

Friends of Trempealeau Refuge

Friends of Trempealeau Refuge

400 Wisconsin State Trail

400 Wisconsin State Trail

Outdoor Recreation Alliance

Outdoor Recreation Alliance