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Sugar River State Trail

W5446 County Highway NN

The Sugar River State Trail follows an abandoned railroad line in south central Wisconsin for 24 miles from New Glarus to Brodhead. A short access trail connects the Sugar River State Trail to New Glarus Woods State Park. Fourteen trestle bridges cross over the Sugar River and its tributaries, while the trail passes by farmlands, woods, rolling hills, scenic meadows, remnant prairies and glacial topography. North of Brodhead, the trail goes over a replica covered bridge. The trail has also been designated as a National Recreational Trail.

The Sugar River Trail headquarters is in the restored 1887 railroad depot in New Glarus. The building is on the National Registry of Historic Places and houses displays of local culture and railroad history. The Sugar River State Trail connects with the Badger State Trail just south of the Monticello trailhead.


Arron Bullock

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Very nice trail that can be easily accessed from within New Glarus. We had fun walking past the farms and seeing the local wildlife.


Monday, July 10, 2017
been going to Sugar River trail for years great trail beautiful area!

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