Welcome to the Badger Trail!

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

A message from the Board...

With the early arrival of spring this year, you probably got a head start to the biking season. But if not, now’s certainly the time to dust off that bike, lube the chain, pump up the tires and hit the trails.

Will this be the year you earn an Explorer Award?

Not sure what that is? The Friends of Badger Trail offer two awards, the Badger Explorer and the Trail Explorer, to those who bike the Badger and its connecting trails, find answers to fun scavenger hunt questions along the way, take a few photos and write a short summary of their experience. Explorer names are listed on our web site along with their stories and photos. (Some of the photos on this home page show past explorers.) In addition, they are awarded a certificate, a patch and bike related prizes at our Annual Membership and Awards Meeting in November.

So add a little more fun to your trail riding this year and take the challenge to become an Explorer. Fill out this online form to register and receive this year’s scavenger hunt questions.

And, check out Explorer Stories and Photos, yours could be among them next year!

Click HERE for Current Trail Conditions

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 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.

Get a Trail Pass 3 ways:

1. Get your pass through the mail by downloading this form.

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

3. 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
Cameo Rose Bed and Breakfast (Belleville)
Albany Mini Mart (Mobil)
Trackside Mobil (Broadhead)
Broadhead Police Department
Clarno Lumber (Monroe)
The Bike Haus (Monroe)
Stonehall Bicycle (Monroe)
National Historic Cheesemaking Center (Monroe)
BOCO (Orangeville, IL)
Sweet Minihaha Campground (Broadhead)
Belleville Public Library
Patches and Petals Quilt Shop (Belleville)
Green County Family YMCA (Monroe)