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General Trail Etiquette

  • Treat all trail users with respect and courtesy, regardless of their sport, speed or skill level.
  • Stay to the right and pass on the left. Anticipate other trail users around corners and in blind spots.
  • Stay on the trail. Do not use shortcuts.
  • Learn to use appropriate hand signals.
  • Respect trail closures. Obey posted signs and travel only on open trails.
  • Carry out all litter, including pet waste.
  • Yield to horseback riders. When encountering a horse, speak in a calm, pleasant tone. Turn off your motors. Expect the rider to advise you, as they know the horse best.
  • Dogs must be kept on a eight-foot leash at all times.
  • Do not pick flowers and plants, and do not pull bark off trees.

Experience Oshkosh Trails in 360 Degrees

Wiouwash Trail

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Description

The Wiouwash State Trail, built on a former railroad corridor, is named after the four counties it runs through: Winnebago, Outagamie, Waupaca and Shawano. Lake Butte des Morts, grassland prairies, wooded areas and farmland offer views of diverse landscapes and wildlife. The flat base makes the trail perfect for a variety of activities throughout the year. The Wiouwash Trail crosses the Friendship Trail near Larson.

Length

  • 21.8 miles (from Downtown Oshkosh via Riverwalk to Hortonville)

Surface

  • Crushed Limestone

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Horseback riding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Fishing

Amenities

  • Dogs Allowed
  • Parking

Pit Stops

  • Bare Bones Brewery
  • Fox River Brewing Company
  • UW Oshkosh
  • Rat River Wildlife Area
  • Oshkosh-Larsen Trail Prairies
  • Lake Butte des Morts

Oshkosh Riverwalk

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Description

The Riverwalk is a flat, paved trail along both sides of the Fox River connecting Downtown Oshkosh to the Wiouwash Trail. Enjoy great views of the river and a variety of restaurants, stores and attractions. Benches and parks along the Riverwalk offer relaxing picnic areas.

Length

  • 2 miles

Surface

  • Paved

Activities

  • Walking
  • Running
  • Biking
  • Fishing

Amenities

  • Dogs Allowed
  • Parking Downtown
  • Community Pier
  • Kayak Launch
  • Sitting Benches
  • Restrooms
  • ADA Accessible

Pit Stops

  • Becket’s
  • Dockside Tavern
  • Ground Round
  • Mahoney’s
  • Leach Amphitheater
  • Riverside Park
  • Steiger/Boatworks Park
  • Oshkosh Seniors Center

Terrell's Island Trail

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Description

Terrell’s Island, a 1,200-acre wetland conservation project west of Oshkosh, is used to preserve and restore Lake Butte des Morts’ wetland and watershed habitat in Winnebago County. The Butte des Morts Conservation Club opened three Terrell’s Island trails for visitors, including the popular breakwall trail that goes out into Lake Butte des Morts.

Length

  • 3.71 miles

Surface

  • Crushed Gravel
  • Grass

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking

Amenities

  • Parking
  • Dogs Allowed
  • ADA Accessible

Pit Stops

  • Terrell’s Island

Tribal Heritage Crossing of the Wiouwash State Trail

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Description

The Tribal Heritage Crossing Trail runs along the Interstate 41 causeway, connecting to the Wiouwash State Trail on the north end of the bridge over Lake Butte des Morts. The flat, paved trail is used for exercise, travel and fishing. There are also educational stops with interpretive displays of Wisconsin's 11 Native American tribes and a natural history kiosk.

Length

  • 1 mile

Surface

  • Paved

Activities

  • Walking
  • Running
  • Biking
  • Fishing

Amenities

  • Parking
  • Dogs Allowed
  • Portable Toilet (Seasonal)
  • ADA Accessible

Pit Stops

  • History Kiosk and Native American Interpretive Displays
  • Ecklund Motorsports
  • Two Brothers

Mascoutin Valley State Trail

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Description

The Mascoutin Valley State Trail is built on a former railroad corridor of crushed limestone, grass and gravel. Travelers will see farms, prairies and wetlands in Green Lake, Winnebago and Fond du Lac counties. A popular scenic pit stop is the Rush Lake Marsh area in Winnebago County. The trail separates between the western section, which goes from Berlin to Ripon, and the eastern section, which goes between Rosendale and Fond du Lac.

Length

  • 21 miles

Surface

  • Crushed Limestone
  • Grass
  • Gravel

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Snowshoeing

Amenities

  • Parking
  • Dogs Allowed

Pit Stops

  • Vines & Rushes Winery
  • Rush Lake Marsh Area