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Devil's River State Trail

Hiking Bicycling Pets Snowmobiling Winter Activities

  • Trail map [exit DNR]
  • Rail Trail: Yes
  • Length: 15 miles
  • Surface: crushed stone
  • Counties: Brown, Manitowoc
  • Communities: Denmark, Maribel, Francis Creek, Rockwood
Aldo Leopold Legacy Trail System
Contact information
For information, contact:
Brown County Parks Department
PO Box 23600
Green Bay WI 54305

Manitowoc County Parks Department
3500 Highway 310
Manitowoc WI 54220-9659

Wisconsin State Park System Devil's River State Trail

Devil's River trailhead in Denmark.

DNR Photo

LocationThis scenic rail trail in Brown and Manitowoc counties travels through four small communities while passing by a wide variety of scenery, including farmlands, prairies, rivers and wetlands. The trail features two dramatic railroad trestles crossing the Devil's River and tributaries.

Trail activities

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.

Hiking Bicycling Pets Walking and bicycling

The level grade and smooth surface make this trail suitable for bicyclists, walkers and joggers. The trail is great for avid bird watchers and nature advocates. Many different bird and wildlife species can be seen along 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.

Snowmobiling Winter activities Winter activities

Snowmobiles are permitted on the trail. 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. Snowmobile trails which cross DNR lands are opened and closed consistent with the surrounding county (or counties). 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 [exit DNR], and local club and county snowmobile web pages [exit DNR] and telephone hotlines will provide the most current information.

The trail is open to walking, bicycling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, however, the trail is not groomed and users must share the trail with snowmobiles. Skiers do not need a trail pass while using the trail.

No Hunting No Hunting No Hunting and trapping allowed on trail

Hunting and trapping are not allowed on the trail corridor. For more information, please see:


The trailhead in Denmark features a depot-shelter building and has parking and rest rooms available. The trailhead is located at the intersection of Pine Street and Railroad Avenue in Denmark.

In Manitowoc County, parking is available adjacent to the trail in Francis Creek near the city park/ball fields.


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Last revised: Friday October 04 2019