This 14.3-mile trail is laid on an abandoned rail bed, and gives riders a chance to enjoy the beauty of 250-foot river bluffs without having to ride over them. For a challenge you can take on several bluff-top climbs on a 15-mile on-road option which, while mostly on paved roads, features 1.7 miles of primitive gravel on Cardinal Crest Road through a tunnel of trees.
Probably the most refreshing stretch is on WI 60 as the road hugs the edge of Bogus Bluff next to the Wisconsin River. This new crushed-limestone rail-trail with several nice town parks makes for a pleasant family ride; or, you can get a workout by taking on the bluffs via the paved and gravel road route.
Scenery includes farm, river, and marsh views on the rail-trail; farm, woods, ridge-top, and Wisconsin River views on the road route.
Parking and access is available at the Village of Lone Rock, the unincorporated community of Gotham, and in the city of Richland Center. The trail is free and open to the public. The trail does not allow unauthorized motorized vehicles.
For more information, contact the Richland Area Chamber of Commerce: 608-647-6205