Come explore the Rock River Trail which offers 320 miles of beautiful river to discover, starting in Waupun, WI, north of the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge, and ending where it flows into the mighty Mississippi River in Rock Island, Illinois. The Rock River winds its way through Wisconsin and Illinois, through 11 scenic counties and 41 charming communities.

The Rock River Trail is a National Water Trail, and also offers 10 other trails to discover! You’ll savor the experience of the Wine and Craft Beer Trail and the delicious Chocolate Trail! Find nature along the Birding Trail and Hiking Routes. Art and History await you along the Rock River Trail Scenic and Historic Road Route. More ways to experience the trail include a Biking Route, Horseback Trails, and an Air Route that allows pilots to soar along the river.

Do you have questions or want more information?  Click on the links below for more information on the specific trail experiences in facebook.  General questions about the trail  or help to start your Rock River adventure can be emailed directly to them.  Be sure to also visit the Rock River Trail Website, follow their Facebook page: Rock River Trail, and join the Friends of The Rock River Trail Group!

There are 11 Unique Rock River Trail Experiences:

  1. National Water Trail
  2. Scenic and Historic Road Route
  3. Chocolate Trail
  4. Wine and Craft Beer Trail
  5. Biking Route
  6. Hiking Route
  7. Birding Trail
  8. History Trail
  9. Art Trail
  10. Horse Trail
  11. Air Route


Jennifer Erdman is a Freelance Graphic Designer and Photographer. She works with the Jefferson County Tourism Council on their annual Official Guide.