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Trail map from Sauk City through Sauk Prairie Rec Area. Shows photos of art sculptures.


The Great Sauk State Trail currently runs from the former entrance of the Sauk City railroad bridge (near the Water Street and John Quincy Adams Street intersection in Sauk City) to the northern end of the Sauk Prairie Recreation Area.  It is an out-and-back style trail approximately 10.5 miles one way.


A trail pass is required for all bikers and roller bladers, 16 years of age and older. The trail pass fee is $5 / day or $25 / year. Trail passes can be purchased on the trail at a self serve station (near the Ruth Culver Library) or at the Sauk Prairie Chamber of Commerce, Sauk City Village Hall, Prairie du Sac Village Hall, Sauk County Clerk's Office and the Sauk County Parks and Recreation Office. 

PARKING & Restrooms

There are several places to park along the trail.  Public restrooms are available near these locations during specific hours only.  Click links to learn more.

For the Sauk Prairie portion, we recommend:

       109 Phillips Blvd, Sauk City

       (236 Water St, Sauk City)

       (500 Water St, Prairie du Sac)

       (700 VFW Drive, Prairie du Sac)

  • Intersection of Hwy 78 and Hwy Z

For the Sauk Prairie Rec Area (SPRA) portion, we recommend:

  • Enter the SPRA at the Museum of Badger Army Ammunition entrance (off of Hwy 12). Follow the public roads (shown in gray on our map) to any of the parking areas shown in pink.  

Future parking is planned near the intersection of Hwy 78 and Hwy Z. 

Click an icon on the map to learn more.  Click top left square on map to open table of contents.

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