Elroy-Sparta Trail Kendall Trailhead
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus
N 43° 47.602 W 090° 22.126
15T E 711690 N 4852288
Quick Description: The Elroy-Sparta Trail was the first trail of its kind in the United States to be designated a National Recreational Trail by the United States Department of Interior. Here in Kendall, there is a place to park your car while you use the trail.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 8/17/2007 12:10:47 PM
Waymark Code: WM20XC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 24

Long Description:
The text from the sign:
“This 32 mile state trail was formerly the mainline of the Chicago and North Western Railway. The conversion from “rail to trail” represented a new concept in recreational development. Utilizing the abandoned railbed, it was the first trail of its kind in the United States to be designated a National Recreational Trail by the United States Department of Interior. The trail is primarily used for bicycling, hiking and snowmobiling. Passing through scenic areas, it links the communities of Elroy, Kendall, Wilton, Norwalk and Sparta. Added attractions are its three tunnels, the longest being 3,833 feet. Train service began in 1873 as steam locomotives hauled grain, livestock and passengers. Rail service ended in 1964. The trail was established by the Department of Natural Resources in 1965 and opened to the public in 1967."
Country: USA

State/Province/etc.: Wisconsin

Trail Start (town): Elroy

Trail Finish (town): Sparta

Trail Length: 32

Trail Surface: Partially Paved

Fees: no

Rail-to-Trail Sign:
http://www.waymarking.com/gallery/image.aspx?f=1&guid=a678f450-11a6-4cf1-92f0-a688abff353b


Internet Link(s):
http://www.elroy-sparta-trail.com/


Pack Animals Allowed: Not Listed

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