Wild Goose State Trail is a 38.4 mile long rail trail that runs from Fond du Lac southwest past the world famous birding spot at Horicon Marsh, to the tiny hamlet of Clyman Junction, just south of Juneau, in Dodge County. As a rail trail, it's meant more for joggers, dog walkers and bikers. However, a hiker can enjoy the flowers & farmland. (Or, in Horicon Marsh, the many species of birds.)
There is a separate, but adjacent, horse trail between Pautsch Rd. (MP 19.5) and Clyman Junction (MP 38.4). Otherwise, horses are not allowed on the main Wild Goose State Trail.
Snowmobiles, ATVs and UTVs are allowed on the main Wild Goose State Trail in winter. (X-country skiers are allowed on the main & horse trails in winter.)
The trail is nearly flat, though it very gradually climbs from Fond du Lac ("end of lake") south to Clyman Junction. The surface is compacted limestone.
There are many possible access points to the Wild Goose State Trail, including legal roadside parking on some county highways, but official access points are:
Check out the Triplog.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.