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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

Goose Island Campground & Park

Goose Island Campground & Park

Mississippi Valley Mayhem Roller Derby

Mississippi Valley Mayhem Roller Derby

Riverside Park

Riverside Park

Schafer’s River Rentals

Schafer’s River Rentals

Hidden Hills

Hidden Hills

National Wildlife and Fish Refuge Visitor Center

National Wildlife and Fish Refuge Visitor Center

La Crosse Showtime

La Crosse Showtime

Friends of Trempealeau Refuge

Friends of Trempealeau Refuge

Island Outdoors

Island Outdoors

Great River State Trail

Great River State Trail

400 Wisconsin State Trail

400 Wisconsin State Trail

La Crosse Escape Room

La Crosse Escape Room

Norskedalen Heritage & Nature Center

Norskedalen Heritage & Nature Center

Ellistone Canoe & Kayak Rentals

Ellistone Canoe & Kayak Rentals

River City Water Ski Show Team

River City Water Ski Show Team

Coulee Golf Bowl

Coulee Golf Bowl

Myrick Park

Myrick Park

Smith’s Bike Shop

Smith’s Bike Shop

La Crosse River State Trail

La Crosse River State Trail

Fort McCoy Pine View Recreation Area

Fort McCoy Pine View Recreation Area

Grand Bluff Running

Grand Bluff Running

Xtra Mile Outdoors

Xtra Mile Outdoors

Rush WI West

Rush WI West

Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling

Wrench & Roll Collective

Wrench & Roll Collective

La Crosse Area Family YMCA

La Crosse Area Family YMCA

Ducks Unlimited

Ducks Unlimited

S&S Houseboat Rental

S&S Houseboat Rental

Speed’s Bike Shop

Speed’s Bike Shop

Uptown Cycle

Uptown Cycle

International Performing Arts Campus

International Performing Arts Campus

Raptor Resource Project

Raptor Resource Project

Fun ‘N the Sun Houseboats

Fun ‘N the Sun Houseboats

Jump Start Adventure Park

Jump Start Adventure Park

Root Down Yoga

Root Down Yoga

Outdoor Recreation Alliance

Outdoor Recreation Alliance

La Crosse Segway Tours

La Crosse Segway Tours

Rivertown Rentals

Rivertown Rentals

Human Powered Trails, Inc.

Human Powered Trails, Inc.

Root River Trail Towns

Root River Trail Towns

International Owl Center & Festival of Owls

International Owl Center & Festival of Owls

Elroy Sparta Trail

Elroy Sparta Trail

Mississippi Valley Conservancy

Mississippi Valley Conservancy

Coulee Region Chill

Coulee Region Chill

Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge

Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge

National Eagle Center

National Eagle Center

Mt. La Crosse

Mt. La Crosse