Learn more about the Friends’ Hike to the Prairie!

A warm thank you to the Prairie Bluff Chapter of the Prairie Enthusiasts for partnering with the Friends to provide a tour of the prairie remnant known as “Mile 13” on the Badger State Trail! DNR Botanist Kevin Doyle joined Prairie Enthusiasts Ralph Henry, Tom Mitchell, Frank Grenzow and Fred Faessler to share their knowledge of this threatened Wisconsin ecosystem by identifying the unique native plants that live in this rare single section of prairie. Visit our website again soon for a peek at some of the beautiful native flowers and other plants they highlighted on the tour–and learn more about how Ralph volunteers his time to maintain and preserve this unique ecosystem in partnership with Kevin and the DNR!


Bike & Trail Safety Sessions– June 20th and 22nd

The Friends are holding Bicycle and Trail safety educational sessions on Thursday, June 20th at 10 am Brodhead Memorial Public Library (Off-Road Crash Course), then again on Saturday, June 22nd at 9 am at the Belleville Public Library. Bring your bicycles and helmets for this hands-on demonstration of how to maintain your bikes and make sure you are being safe on the trails. All ages welcome!


The Department of Natural Resources has closed the Stewart Tunnel on the Badger State Trail due to a lack of structural integrity and falling debris. All trail users are prohibited from going through the tunnel until further notice. Visit our Announcements page for more information about the tunnel closure or visit:



The Friends of the Badger and Sugar River State Trails needs you!  We keep you current on trail conditions, update you on the status of the Stewart Tunnel, share upcoming events and, above all, educate about and advocate for the preservation of the trails.  If you have been  thinking about joining the Friends of the Badger and Sugar River State Trails but haven’t yet done so, please contact: and we’ll make sure you receive a copy of our newsletter. You may also download and send in our FOBSRST Membership Form today or pay with Square online.

Individual Membership: $10

Household Membership: $15

Senior Membership: $8

Business or Group Membership: $20