The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds outdoor recreators that 2023 state trail passes are available and may be required when exploring Wisconsin’s state trails.
A state trail pass is required for all people age 16 or older biking, in-line skating, horseback riding or off-highway motorcycling on specific state trails. A state trail pass is not required for walking or hiking.
Trails requiring a pass are in state parks, forests and recreation areas, in addition to stand-alone state trails. Signs are posted at trailheads on the trails that require a state trail pass. County and local trails in Wisconsin may have their own fees, and state trail passes are not valid at those locations.
Annual trail passes are $25 for residents and non-residents. A $5 state trail day pass is also available.
A 2023 state park and forest annual vehicle admission sticker or a day pass for admission to parks, forests, and recreation areas may be required for entry in addition to the state trail pass.
For more information on Wisconsin state trail passes, visit the DNR State Trail Pass website.