The Glacial River Trail is a multi-modal trail. It is about 6.5 miles long and located on a former railroad bed along Highway 26 southwest of Fort Atkinson. The trailhead is at Farmco Lane and the trail stretches to the Rock County line. About one third of the trail is paved and parking is available at Farmco Lane and County Line Road. Bikers, joggers, walkers, dog walkers and in-line skaters make heavy use of the trail and it is plowed in the winter. The trail passes by farmsteads, prairie flowers, wetlands, woods, over streams, and through an award winning covered bridge. There is a connecting trail in the City of Fort Atkinson.
The Jefferson County Parks Department recently widened and resurfaced the portion of the trail which is located between Farmco Lane and Groeler Road. The previously 8' wide section is now widened to 10'. Also, a portion of the crushed limestone bike trail, located adjacent to both Old Highway 26 and New Highway 26, has been paved. These projects were made possible by cooperative funding of the WIDOT, WIDNR and Jefferson County.
Update to the Jefferson County Bikeway/Pedestrianway Plan Jefferson County, with the partnership of many other organizations, is in the process of updating the Jefferson County Bikeway/Pedestrianway Plan. Below are the links to the draft documents and maps for the project.
The Bicycle Plan Emphasis Summary, developed from the consultants technical findings, captures the key components of the plan. The Jefferson County Bicycle Plan Map is the recommended map and reflects the details of the Bicycle Plan Emphasis Summary.
We would like to recognize and thank our partners in this update project. Click here to view a list of the partnering organizations.
Bike Jefferson County - A guide to 12 Recreational Loop Rides is available at the Jefferson County Parks Department. Please contact the department at 920-674-7260, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a copy.
Jefferson County Bike Route - A Jefferson County Bicycle Map which depicts the designated bike routes in the county is available at the Jefferson County Parks Department. Please contact the department at 920-674-7260, or email email@example.com to obtain a copy.