White River Trail

Parks Department
W4097 County Road NN
Elkhorn, WI  53121

7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Contact Us
262-741-3114, Option 2


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

Take a virtual tour!  Visit our Storybook!

State Trail Passes are required for:

  • Bicycle riders 16 years of age and older 
  • Horseback riders.  (Horseback riders must also obtain a State Trail Pass)

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

Trail passes are $5.00 per day or $25.00 per calendar 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.

The below vendors also have trail passes available for purchase:

  • City of Elkhorn Chamber of Commerce
  • Walworth County Public Works Department
  • 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


City of Elkhorn Aerial Map

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


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Location 3
Town of Springfield
Located on Highway 120, just north of Highway 36
Springfield, WI 53176

Town of Springfield Aerial Map

Location 4
Town of Lyons
Located just south of Highway 36 in the Town of Lyons
Lyons, WI 53148

Town of Lyons Aerial Map

Location 5
Spring Valley Road

Located just south of Highway 11 on Spring Valley Road
Burlington, WI 53105

Spring Valley Rd Aerial Map


Volunteers are needed for a half-day to assist with trail maintenance, invasive species removal, and park improvements at the Walworth County Parks.  To RSVP for a work day, please contact Walworth County Volunteer Services by telephone 262-741-4223 or email ketexidor@co.walworth.wi.us

Please refer to our Volunteer Workday and Educational Schedule for the dates.

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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