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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.


Jed Eichel

Saturday, June 30, 2018
It's an old railroad converted to a bike trail! My whole family really enjoyed it. The only negative point is that the snowmobiles are really doing a number on the bridge planking. It's like they are chewing right through it. That might cause problems in the long run (pedal?) but really doesn't affect the ride currently.

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.

Thomas Olsen

Friday, July 13, 2018
Any trail you can ride a road bike on is a good trail.

Timothy Warner

Friday, July 20, 2018
The is a hiking and biking trail with plenty of things to see. Some people even bring their horses and in the winter snowmobiles often use the trail. No ATVs are allowed though.

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.

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