Welcome to the Badger State Trail!

The Badger State Trail travels for 40 miles between Madison and
the Wisconsin-Illinois border.

A message from the President...

Step outside and enjoy the beauty of nature with a walk or bike ride on the historic Badger State Trail. Since its conversion in 2009 from a 132 year old rail line to a vibrant recreational corridor, the Badger State Trail has enabled local residents and out of town visitors alike to experience the great outdoors every season of the year.

Click HERE for Current Trail Conditions and DNR Information

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Here is a Map!

Click on map image to see a larger printable map!

Where can I get a Trail Pass?

Trail Passes are required to ride the Badger State Trail, and are good for ALL Wisconsin Trails!

A state trail pass is required of all trail users 16 years and older. The cost is $5 for a daily pass and $25 for an annual pass. Both are valid on all Wisconsin State Trails. The Friends of the Badger State Trail is not a trail pass vendor in 2018 and is unable to sell or process trail passes.

Get a Trail Pass 2 ways:

1. At a kiosk that you will find along the trail in key places.

2. At local shops (see list below) or

Here is a list of local shops that sell Trail Passes, from north to south near the trail:

Fitchburg Cycles
Budget Bicycles
Belleville Public Library
New Glarus Chamber of Commerce (Depot Building)