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Tri-County Trails

Friday, April 5, 2024

Other Names

Cheese Country Trail, Mineral Point, Iowa County, Lafayette County, Green County, Pecatonica State Trail

Last Known StatusOpen

Open year-round, this multiple use trail system offers about 60 miles of trails that wind through three counties. Numerous motels, campgrounds, gas stations and restaurants can be accessed from the trail.

A Cheese Country Trail Sticker is required for all motorcycles, UTVs, bicycles and horses which can be purchased from nearby vendors. ATVs are not required to have the Cheese Country Sticker but must display a DNR sticker. During the winter season snowmobiles are permitted.

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Permit RequiredYesCheese Country Trail Sticker
Dates OpenApril through late November. Exact dates vary, call for details.
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedNoWisconsin registration or a Nonresident Trail Pass required.
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes
Whip FlagsYes (96 inches)Whip Flags Required For Safety
applies to go-karts
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedriders must stay on trail
Rule Enforcement


Miles Of Trail57
Climate TypeForest
Elevation800 to 1100 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis county land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis county land has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis county land has mostly roads.Mostly
IntersectionsThis trail has some intersections.Some
Rider TrafficThe county land has many rider traffic on typical days.Many
ShadeThis county land has almost all shaded areas.All
Ranges/GunfireThis county land has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has little intermediate level terrain.Little
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has no expert terrain.None


AreaMotorized Trails
LandCounty Land


Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (E)Lucky 7 Gas (608) 328-8308
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (E)Lucky 7 Gas (608) 328-8308
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (NE)Green County Fairgrounds (608) 325-9159
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (NE)Green County Fairgrounds (608) 325-9159
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (NE)Green County Fairgrounds (608) 325-9159
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (NE)Green County Fairgrounds (608) 325-9159
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (N)Pick 'n Save (608) 328-8365


RidingYes ($15.00 per OHV)
Cheese Country Trail Sticker


Our RatingRatingVery Good
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
Comments(Scroll Down For Rider Reviews & Comments)


Nearest CityMonroe, WI
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Janesville, WI
1) Take SR-11 West 33 miles to exit for SR-69/81
2) Turn left (south) off the exit ramp onto SR-SR-69/81, continue 1.6 miles
3) Turn right (west) on 21st Street, continue .5 miles
4) Staging area is at intersection of 4th Ave. West.


Contact InfoTri County Trails
(608) 482-1331
Contact InfoWisconsin DNR
P.O. Box 78701
Milwaukee, WI 53278-0701
(888) 936-7463
CommentATV and UTV Permit Info
Contact InfoTri County ATV Club
Contact InfoMike's Engine Works
231 Washington Street
Darlington, WI 53530
(608) 776-2304
CommentATV/UTV rentals, parts and repair


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Tri-County Trails

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Tri-County Trails

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Tri-County Trails

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Tri-County Trails

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