White River State Trail
This multi-use 12 mile crushed limestone trail follows a former railroad bed
and connects the City of Elkhorn to the City of Burlington. It is part of a potential 45-mile trail
acquistion that will eventually link the City of Racine and the Village of Darien in western Walworth County.
Uses for the trail include hiking, biking, snowmobiles and a two mile adjacent horse trail which is open between
Springfield and Lyons.
The White River Trail passes through the historic Villages of Lyons and Springfield and offers scenic views of farmland, wetlands and waterways.
Riders will notice several historic buildings as they pass through Springfield and Lyons.
A State Bicycle Trail pass is required for riders 16 years of age and older. Daily and annual passes can be purchased
locally at the following places listed in the attachment below.
Passes are also available at any of the self-registration stations located along the trail which are also
listed on the attachment below.
Directions to White River Trail:
The western trailhead is located at County Highway H south of the
Interstate 43 and US Highway 12 interchange in Elkhorn.
From Highway 12, take the County Highway NN exit west and
then turn left (south) on Highway H.
Go about .6 miles south to the trailhead parking lot.
Parking is also available on the northeast corner of the
intersection of CTH NN and the White River State Trail.
In Springfield, there is a parking lot by Pedal & Cup right near the trail.
There is also parking available downtown Lyons. On the far east end of the trail,
there is a parking lot just south of the intersection of Highway 11 and Spring Valley Road.