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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

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Goose Island Campground & Park

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La Crosse Area Family YMCA

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River City Water Ski Show Team

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Myrick Park

Outdoor Recreation Alliance

Outdoor Recreation Alliance

Smith’s Bike Shop

Smith’s Bike Shop

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Coulee Region Chill

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La Crosse Escape Room

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Rush WI West

River Trail Cycles

River Trail Cycles

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La Crosse River State Trail

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Schafer’s River Rentals

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Grand Bluff Running

Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge

Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge

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Ellistone Canoe & Kayak Rentals

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Fun ‘N the Sun Houseboats

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National Wildlife and Fish Refuge Visitor Center

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Riverside Park

Human Powered Trails, Inc.

Human Powered Trails, Inc.

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Mississippi Valley Mayhem Roller Derby

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National Eagle Center

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La Crosse Showtime

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Jump Start Adventure Park

Mississippi Valley Conservancy

Mississippi Valley Conservancy

Norskedalen Heritage & Nature Center

Norskedalen Heritage & Nature Center

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Wyatt Bicycles

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400 Wisconsin State Trail

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Elroy Sparta Trail

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La Crosse Segway Tours

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International Performing Arts Campus

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Wrench & Roll Collective

Uptown Cycle

Uptown Cycle

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Sid’s Bay Boat Rentals

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Island Outdoors

Root Down Yoga

Root Down Yoga

S&S Houseboat Rental

S&S Houseboat Rental