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wiouwash_trailThe Wiouwash State Trail is a 5.9 mile gravel multipurpose trail that connects to 21.8 additional miles in Winnebago County. The development of the trail is a cooperative effort between the Counties of Outagamie and Winnebago in conjunction with the Department of Natural Resources.

The trail is rural in nature and users are treated to native tallgrass preserves where wildflowers flourish. Birds and wildlife are often seen on the trail that runs south from Hortonville and connects to the Winnebago County portion at the Winnebago/Outagamie County line. An unconnected north segment of the trail also runs between Split Rock and Birnamwood in Shawano county.

Trail Name


The Wiouwash State Trail name is derived from the counties it traverses; Winnebago, Outagamie, Waupaca, and Shawano.

Location and Parking

The Outagamie County trailhead is south of Hortonville, Wisconsin just off Lake View Ave. A second parking area is located on the southwest corner of the trail intersection and Highway 96 at Medina.

Printable Trail Map (pdf)

Trail Rules

  • Motorized vehicles are not allowed with the exception of snowmobiles during the winter months.
  • Dogs are allowed but must be kept on leashes and you must pick up after them.
  • Please control your dog at all times.
  • Alcoholic beverages are not allowed.
  • Hunting and possession of firearms is a violation of a county ordinance.
  • Trail is open from dawn to dusk except during the snowmobile season when hours are extended.

Trail Etiquette

  • Form a single file when approaching other trail users.
  • Alert or signal when approaching others from the rear to warn them you are passing them.
  • Wait until they tell you it is safe to pass. This is especially important when passing horseback riders.
  • Always be courteous to all trail users and respect their right to use the trail.
  • Stay on the trail.
  • Multi-use trails work because users have respected the rights of adjacent property owners.