This Amazing Trail In Wisconsin Takes You Through Abandoned Train Tunnels

The Elroy Sparta trail is primarily known as a bike trail, but it’s open for walkers and runners as well. This 32.5 mile trail is the very first of its kind in the country – a converted railroad line. Wisconsin has an awesome history of providing public spaces and turning railroad lines into public trails fits very much into our state’s ethos. Rails-to-trails is a full movement across the US now, but we here in Wisconsin were first. This awesome trail goes through not one, but there different abandoned train tunnels for a totally amazing and unique experience.

Have you ever hiked or biked the Elroy-Sparta? Let us know about it in the comments!

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