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Address: starts at Carl Steiger Park, Oshkosh, WI
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Lovely rail to trail packed gravel path

This packed gravel rail to trail can be used by horses, walkers and cyclists. It is quite flat and goes through farmland, prairie and small wooded areas. There are no toilet... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2016
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

This packed gravel rail to trail can be used by horses, walkers and cyclists. It is quite flat and goes through farmland, prairie and small wooded areas. There are no toilet facilities except the Bare Bones Brewery at the corner of County Highway Y and County Highway S near south end of the trail. Bike repair stations , courtesy of... More 

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Oshkosh
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

I have walked, biked, snowmobiled, cross country skied (not recommended) and took the kids fishing along parts of this trail. You can go from Oshkosh to New London. It's a good way to see wildlife, and wildflowers at your leisure. Mostly flat land so not so strenuous on the joints

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016

I will keep this brief. The trail is enormous. The sheer size alone makes it hard to rate less than three stars. If you are out for exercise, it is a decent place to visit. You will see a large amount of passers-by during peak hours though (careful for those bikes!) I'm most familiar with the trail head in Oshkosh;... More 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

I highly recomend that everyone take a day and ride the trail. I park down by the 41 overpass and head out from there. Check which direction the wind is comming from before you commit biking back south against a northern wind on the return trip will break the will on a hobbyist and make for a loonnnnng walk.

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Thank Frank M
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3 reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2016

Pleasant ride shade trees ride to Hortonville for lunch gravel path makes for a good workout either biking walking or running. Town of Vinland is an exceptional section of the trail

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

The trail is close by and easy to find. It loops through the University along the river. The views are great. Takes you through Lake Butte Des Morts. There is a brewery along the trail too. You can take from downtown to the country and ride by cows in 20 -30 minutes. Cross country ski and snowmobiling allowed too.

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Thank joanwoldt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

any other two wheeler would do on this great trail that stretches for many miles. mostly rural with continuing improvements, walking and running, though i choose biking, numerous interesting stops avail themselves.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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187 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

There are numerous access points to this 32 mile trail. Most of the trail passes through farmland, woods, and marshes. You do get to ride next to the Fox River in Oshkosh. Only one place to eat on the trail (Fratellos in Oshkosh). Even fewer restrooms. It's an easy trail with little elevation and in good shape.

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Wisconsin
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67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

beautiful and well maintained. rode road bikes and was great as trail is very compact. beautiful scenery all along the way!

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Thank Ohana6
Appleton, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

Great trail to be able to connect from Hortonville to Oshkosh and even downtown to the restaurants in Oshkosh. Its great to bike, walk, hike or take the kids and walk the dog. The only downside is there is not many bathrooms along the way. A great way to enjoy nature and all the sights and sounds. Many parking spots... More 

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