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Elroy-Sparta State Trail

Elroy, WI
+1 608-463-7109
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Fun ride!

This is a great trail to ride for any level of biker! We are novice bikers and did the trail from... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jennie C
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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trail good for family ride

plan your bike shuttle in advance will make your experience easier. and bring plenty of water and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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A 34-mile trail.
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  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Elroy, WI
+1 608-463-7109

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a great trail to ride for any level of biker! We are novice bikers and did the trail from Sparta to Elroy (33 miles) in just under 5 hours. We stayed in Elroy and had a nice shuttle driver drop us in sparta,...More

Thank Jennie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

plan your bike shuttle in advance will make your experience easier. and bring plenty of water and bike light

Thank rockyjoy2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I are new to biking. We are in our mid 50s and he bought me an E-bike this year. It's the great equalizer that takes all the whining out of biking. Plus, I can keep up with him. The Elroy-Sparta Trail was...More

Thank ajbukovitz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my 5th trail on my bike trip between Mankato to Wisconsin Dells. If you use this trail from Elroy to Sparta, it is good. But if you start from Sparta to Elroy, It would be hard for you. Because the surface is little...More

2  Thank feritozsoy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We headed here for a long weekend in early May. We rode Friday and Saturday and saw very few people on the trail. The distance to Sparta is 32 miles but passes through several small towns along the way. This makes for an easy ride....More

Thank Jeff R
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Great place to take family, youth groups. Expect all day ride. Best to bring sandwiches and snacks. A couple small places to stop in along the way. Fun to go through the tunnels, all you can see is a little light way off at the...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This is a really nice bike ride. The trail goes through three tunnels. You need a flashlight. We dropped our car off in Elroy and got a shuttle to Sparta, then biked the 32.5 miles back to Elroy. There is several towns along the trail...More

1  Thank csoots2
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

if you are into bike riding this is a must see of you are in the area. it does require a pass which costs but it is worth it

Thank Rambler_JA
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Slow going for a bike tour on road bikes but the tunnels were fun. After the 3rd tunnel we went over to the road for the rest of the way to Sparta, plenty of shoulder and just as scenic, much faster.

Thank Ross C
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We started in kendall at the "Depot". We paid $20.00 to have a guide (friends of elroy sparta trail president "Dave") drive us to tunnel 3 and drop us off. He takes your own car and then parks it back at the depot so it...More

4  Thank Deb M
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Hi! Can you do this trail with a road bike?
8 November 2016|
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Response from csoots2 | Reviewed this property |
I would not want to ride this with a rode bike. There are some sandy places on the trail, a lot of ruts and holes. We were there in the falI and there were a lot of leaves on the trail. I had the same thought before we rode... More
Gilmar G
I just moved to this area and thinking about buying a bike. For this trail and near by trails should i go for a road or a mountain bike?
12 July 2016|
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Response from trigirl66 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the previous posts - go hybrid. There were many times along the ride that I was thankful to not be on a road bike due to uneven conditions and loose gravel. Enjoy the ride!
Hello. I want to bicycle the entire trail. I would rather get the uphill battle over during the 1st half of the ride. Does one way have more climbing than the other? Where is the beginning/end of the trail in Elroy and Sparta? Where should I park? Thank you...
21 June 2016|
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Response from AmosRedux | Reviewed this property |
The trail is 32 miles long, so it's a 64 mile round trip. Total elevation is 1500 feet. You must go through three tunnels. That's where the upgrades are. The upgrades are gradual, so it's not really a battle. After you walk... More