Pine River County Trail

This crushed limestone, abandoned railbed trail runs 14.3 miles between Richland Center and Lone Rock. Richland County maintains the trail for bikers and hikers in the warmer weather, and snowmobilers in the winter. The trail follows the Pine River to its confluence with the Wisconsin River just south of Gotham, crossing the river several times and passing 250-foot-high river bluffs. The best stretch is along Hwy 60 from Gotham to Lone Rock where the trail and road hug the edge of Bogus Bluff next to the Wisconsin River. The trail passes farmlands, woods, ridge-tops, marshes and several nice town parks making for a pleasant day of birding.

Directions: Access to the trail is found in Richland Center, Lone Rock and Gotham.Pine River County Trail map

Gazetteer: Page 34, B-1 to C-2 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 83, B-8 and Page 84, B-1, C-1(10th edition).

Phone: 800/422-1318 (Richland Area Chamber of Commerce).

Web site: Pine River Trail

Signature Species: Eastern Bluebird, Song Sparrow, White-eyed Vireo and Golden-crowned Kinglet.

Rare species: Red-headed Woodpecker, Bob White Quail and Whip-poor Will.

Parking: Parking lots.

Nearest food & lodging: Richland Center, Lone Rock and Gotham.