Janesville's 30 miles of trails, including Janesville's segment of the statewide Ice Age Trail, connect many neighborhoods, parks and attractions. Pets are welcome on the trails from September 16 through May 14. Most of the trail in Janesville is paved, perfect for biking, walking, running and roller blading, and it connects many neighborhoods, parks and attractions. A few portions of the trail, notably the Devil's Staircase in Riverside Park and a segment that runs through the Robert O Cook Memorial Arboretum, are unpaved and suitable for hiking. A map of Janesville's Trail System is available on our Resources page. Mile markers, measuring from the trail hub (map below), are shown on the map and along the trail. There are many places to park and pick up the trail, including Palmer Park, Riverside Park, Rockport Park (use trail lot off County Road D), the Robert O Cook Memorial Arboretum, the Youth Sports Complex, Pine Tree Plaza (small trail lot off Deerfield Dr by Home Depot), Rotary Botanical Gardens, Dawson Softball Complex, Monterey Park, the boat launch and Fisher Creek Parking Area off County D, the Tripp Road Parking Area next to the Water Treatment Plant, and a small lot off Washington St near Memorial Dr.
Check out our What's Up Wednesday video that features the Janesville trails, including the Devil's Staircase, by clicking the YouTube link below. Please do not litter, and practice safe social distancing when you meet up with other hikers.
Janesville Trails - Trail Hub - 200 Riverside St - Janesville, WI 53548
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