White River Trail

Parks Department
W4097 County Road NN
Elkhorn, WI  53121

Monday-Friday
7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Contact Us
DPWGeneral@co.walworth.wi.us
262-741-3114, Option 2

Features

White River Trail features include:

  • 12 miles of crushed limestone trail
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Horseback Riding from Lyons to Springfield
  • Snowmobiling
  • Visit the historic buildings and villages of Lyons and Springfield
  • Scenic, glaciated landscape
  • Lovely, old railroad trestles and bridges
  • Very level and easy trail


Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour!  Visit our Storybook!



Rules

Trail Rules



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Trail Passes

A trail pass is required for:

  • Bicycle riders 16 years of age and older. 
  • Horseback riders.  (Horseback riders must also obtain a State Trail Pass)
  • Snowmobile riders.  (Snowmobile riders must also have a valid trail pass from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, which is different from the State Trail Pass.)

A trail pass is not required for walking or jogging on the trail.

Trail passes cost $5.00 per day, or $25.00 per year and can be purchased at the self-registration stations (see Trail Access / Locations below).  The trail pass fee is the same for Wisconsin residents and non-Wisconsin residents.

Various vendors also have trail passes available for purchase, such as:

  • City of Elkhorn Chamber of Commerce
  • Walworth County Public Works Department
  • Pedal & Cup in Springfield
  • Tea Kettle
  • Lyon's Grocery Store
  • Bob's Pedal Pusher in Burlington
  • Walworth County Visitor's Bureau



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Trail Access / Locations

There are 5 places within Walworth County where you may park and access the White River State Trail.

Location 1 (Trailhead)
City of Elkhorn
Trailhead is located across from AmeriGas
700 County Highway H
Elkhorn, WI  53121

Directions

City of Elkhorn Aerial Map


Location 2
County Road NN
Located near the intersection of County Highway NN & Hunt Ridge Drive
Elkhorn, WI  53121

Directions

CTH NN Aerial Map



Location 3
Town of Springfield
Located on Highway 120, just north of Highway 36
Springfield, WI

Directions
Town of Springfield Aerial Map


Location 4
Town of Lyons
Located just south of Highway 36 in the Town of Lyons
Lyons, WI

Directions
Town of Lyons Aerial Map


Location 5
Spring Valley Road

Located just south of Highway 11 on Spring Valley Road
Burlington, WI

Directions
Spring Valley Rd Aerial Map



Volunteer

Volunteers assist with trail maintenance, invasive species removal, and trail improvements for the State Trail and in our Walworth County Parks.  Water and lunch will be provided.  Join us!

Park & Trail Volunteer Opportunities

To RSVP for a work day, please contact Walworth County Volunteer Services at:

262-741-4223
clesniak@co.walworth.wi.us

Friends of the Trail

Many thanks to Pat's Services, Inc. for providing cleaning services for the restrooms on the trail.

Route of the Badger helps provide funding and research personnel to make the Rails to Trails Conservancy projects possible.  Volunteers are appreciated and are always welcome!  Please consider joining.

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