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400 State Trail

240 Railroad St

Wetlands, wildlife, sandstone bluffs, rolling croplands and pastures are just a few of the sights you can enjoy on the 400 State Trail as it repeatedly crisscrosses the Baraboo River. The entire length of the 22-mile trail follows along the river valley from Elroy to Reedsburg.

The trail is named for the Chicago-Northwestern passenger train that ran on this grade. The train traveled the 400 miles between Chicago and Minneapolis/St. Paul in 400 minutes. The renovated Reedsburg Depot is the trail headquarters and the office for the Reedsburg Chamber of Commerce. The depot is used as an information center with interpretive displays and public rest area facilities.

The 400 State Trail is directly linked to two other state trails. The Elroy-Sparta State Trail connects to the 400 State Trail at Elroy Commons on the west end. There is also a connection in Union Center to the Hillsboro State Trail.


Jessica Gross

Monday, June 18, 2018
Great trail! Always a nice ride Reedsburg to Elroy. Plenty of areas to stop and take a break if needed. Relatively flat trail, but still challenging.

megan le moine

Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018
It's a state trail, it is used for walking, running, biking, snowmobiling in the winter and portions of the trail allow horseback riding. It is well kept and wide enough to pass other people without leaving the gravel.

Rich Morgan

Friday, March 23, 2018
22 miles of flat cycling with gorgeous driftless region terrain and informative waysides.

Angela Price

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017
Awesome place I take my kids and our two dogs for walks down the trails

chugglebuggle angelwithinme

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
I love the tunnels. The trail is amazing. Kendal and Elroy both have parks for kids to play and have a picnic at from the trail.

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