Sugar River State Trail

photo:  Photo by Corey Coyle.

Type: Rail Trail
Length: 23.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement)
Dogs - Mushing
Dogs - On leash
Motorized vehicles - Snowmobiling
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Snow - Snowshoeing
Wildlife Observation
Agency: State
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

See more details.

Become an NRT Ambassador

Join a cadre of volunteers to help improve the data on this trail.


Location: 20 miles W of Janesville, joins Brodhead to New Glarus.
State(s): Wisconsin
Latitude: 42.7212
: -89.43511

Driving directions are not available for this trail. Can you provide this missing data?


Follows the abandoned Chicago, Milwaukee, St Paul railroad bed. Trestle bridges over streams, through rolling hills, verdant meadows and state wildlife areas

Additional Details

Width: 120 inches.
Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Steve Johnston
Park Manager
Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources
W5446 City Hwy. NN
P.O. Box 805
New Glarus , WI 53574
(608) 527-2335



 Photo by Corey Coyle.

Photo by Corey Coyle.


No reviews are available. Be the first to leave one!


Enter our contest

We're giving away one Trail Boss mug per month through the end of 2018. Leave a review of this or any trail to be entered into the drawing.

Suggest an Edit

Do you see a problem with this trail data? Contact us below: