Map of the Sugar River State Trail


Sugar River State Trail

Sugar River State Trail Wisconsin map area

Sugar River State Trail


24 miles


unpaved - compacted crushed stone


New Glarus, Monticello, Albany, Brodhead


Wisconsin countryside, small communities, farmland, woodland, Albany Wildlife Area


Badger State Trail



Regional Trails

The Sugar River State Trail is a 24-mile long unpaved pathway that extends from New Glarus to Brodhead in South Central Wisconsin. The trail follows an abandoned railroad right-of-way as it crosses through the beautiful Wisconsin countryside. The route of the trail goes through thick forests, across open farmland, wetlands along the Sugar River, open prairie meadows and through farming communities.


The Sugar River State Trail is unpaved for most of the route. The surface is compacted crushed limestone. The trail is open for walking, running and bike riding. The grades of the trail are fairly level and the route is quite rural. The trail may not be suitable for all types of bicycles. The trail is open to cross-country skiing and snowmobiling in winter months.

Trail users over the age of 16 must carry a Wisconsin State Trail Pass.


The Sugar River State Trail travels near the following communities: New Glarus, Monticello, Albany and Brodhead.

Points of Interest

The Sugar River State Trail goes past the following communities:

Village Park - New Glarus
Valle Tell Soccer Park - New Glarus
Albany Wildlife Area
Head Gates Park - Brodhead
Legion Park - Brodhead
Nearby Trails

Badger State Trail: The Sugar River State Trail intersects with the Badger State Trail to the east of Monticello. The Badger State Trail travels in a north-south direction and extends from Madison to the Illinois border.

End Points

The northern end of the Sugar River State Trail is located just northeast of the intersection of 6th Avenue and Highway 69 in the community of New Glarus

The south end of the Sugar River Trail is located at Decatur Road and W. 3rd Avenue on the northwest side of Brodhead.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Sugar River State Trail in Wisconsin.