Wiouwash State Trail

  • Highway S/County Road Y, Oshkosh, WI 54904

  • (920) 232-1960 |
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The WIOUWASH State Trail, built on a former railroad corridor, gets its unique name from the four counties it runs through: Winnebago, Outagamie, Waupaca and Shawano. It is a relatively smooth and flat trail with a crushed limestone base. The Fox River and Lake Butte des Morts, along with numerous grassland prairies, wooded areas and farmland, offer beautiful views of diverse landscapes and a variety of wildlife. Use the virtual trail map (https://www.co.winnebago.wi.us/parks/recreational-trails/wiouwash) to find parking, points-of-interest and fix-it stations. The Winnebago County portion of the WIOUWASH Trail starts in Downtown Oshkosh along the Fox River (near the university and Riverwalk) and runs north through Winnebago and Outagamie counties until ending in Hortonville. This southern section is 21.8 miles long and crosses the Friendship State Trail near Hwy 10. Walking, hiking, biking and horseback riding are popular activities on the WIOUWASH Trail during the summer. The soft surface and flat terrain of the trail make it an excellent place to train for a marathon. In the winter, the trail is used for snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Trail Overview found here: https://www.co.winnebago.wi.us/sites/default/files/uploaded-files/wiouwash_state_trail_guide_map_20_0.pdf Additional Note A separate section of this trail runs north of Hortonville 24 miles from Split Rock to Birnamwood. The WIOUWASH Trail, travels from Oshkosh northward through Langlade County, enters Shawano County near Split Rock and passes through the villages of Tigerton, Wittenberg, Eland, and Birnamwood near the county's western border. Several gaps remain before a continuous trail is in place (including the segment from Birnamwood north through Aniwa to the Langlade County line). Ongoing efforts are being made to acquire right-of-way or obtain the necessary easements to complete the trail. Once completed, the Shawano County portion of the WIOUWASH Trail will be approximately 30 miles in length. – Source: Waupaca County Website.



  • excerpt: In Winnebago County The flat base is perfect for walkers, hikers, bikers, horseback riders (summer) and snowmobilers, cross country skiers and snowshoes (winter). The Winnebago county portion of the trail runs from Oshkosh north through Winnebago and Outagamie counties and ending in Hortonville. This section has 21.8 miles of abandoned railroad corridor.
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