- Fox River State Trail
- Trail map
- Rail Trail: Yes
- Length: 25 miles
- Surface: asphalt - 11 miles crushed stone - 14 miles
- Counties: Brown, Calumet
- Communities: Green Bay, Allouez, De Pere, Rockland, Wrightstown, Holland, Greenleaf, Forest Junction, Hilbert
- State trail pass required for bicycling, in-line skating and horseback riding
- Contact information
- For information, contact:
Brown County Parks Department
PO Box 23600
Green Bay WI 54305
Calumet County Parks
N6150 County Trunk EE
Hilbert WI 54129
Wisconsin State Park System Fox River State Trail
From downtown Green Bay, the Fox River State Trail winds along the beautiful Fox River before extending for 25 miles along a former rail corridor. The Fox River corridor has a rich history, beginning with the Native Americans who used footpaths to travel between their villages located along the river. The early French explorers, missionaries and traders built their posts and missions along these trails.
From the north trailhead in Green Bay, about 11 miles of the trail is asphalt-paved to Lasee Road. From Lasee Road south into Calumet County, the trail is surfaced with limestone screenings. Along the way, the trail passes by numerous overlooks along the Fox River, many local parks and the Brown County Historical Society. A "Health Trail" along a portion of the Fox River Trail in Allouez provides trail users with an outdoor fitness challenge course.
The trail may bring a number of different users to the trail at the same time. It is important to use good trail etiquette to ensure the enjoyment and safety of all trail users.
Walking, bicycling and in-line skating
The level grade and smooth asphalt and limestone surfaces make this trail suitable for bicyclists, walkers and joggers. The 11 miles of asphalt trail in Brown County from the northern trailhead to Lasee Road are suitable for in-line skaters. Each bicyclist and skater age 16 or older needs a Wisconsin state trail pass while using the trail.
Pet owners, please be sure to have your pet on a leash, 8 feet or shorter, at all times. You must pick up after your pet.
The southern portion of the trail, south of Highway 96 in the Village of Greenleaf to Ott Road in Calumet County allows horseback riding on the gravel surface. Riders are asked to limit their use of the trail immediately following a heavy rainfall to reduce the amount of damage to the trail. Riders must pick up after their horse. Each rider age 16 or older needs a Wisconsin state trail pass while using the trail.
Snowmobiles are permitted on the limestone portion of the trail in Calumet County, and from Man Cal Road north to Fair Road in Brown County. No snowmobiles or motorized vehicles are allowed on the asphalt trail segment in Brown County. Operators must follow all Wisconsin snowmobile laws. The trail also connects to numerous miles of county snowmobile trails.
The opening and closing of snowmobile trails is at the discretion of each county, including the snowmobile trails which cross DNR lands. Whenever possible, the opening and closing of snowmobile trails is done on a county-wide basis, however localized conditions may require localized trail opening and closing. It is the responsibility of the county to provide notification about the status of snowmobile trails. The Travel Wisconsin Snow Conditions Report, and local club and county snowmobile web pages and telephone hotlines will provide the most current information.
The limestone portion of the trail is open to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, however, the trail is not groomed and skiers and snowshoers must share the trail with snowmobiles. Skiing and snowshoeing are not allowed on the asphalt trail segment in Brown County.
No Hunting and trapping allowed on trail
Hunting and trapping are not allowed on the trail corridor. For more information, please see:
The north trailhead of the Fox River State Trail is near downtown Green Bay at the junction of Porlier Street and Adams Street, just south of the Mason Street Bridge. Parking near the trailhead is available on Adams Street and on weekends in the lot located under the Mason Street Bridge. Parking is also available at the Fox Point Boat Launch facility, Voyageur Park, Bomier Boat Launch and the corner of Klaus and Follett Streets in Greenleaf.
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