Welcome to the Wisconsin River Trail Organization (WRTO) webpage. On this site you will learn about who we are and how we are connecting the drift less communities of Boscobel, Woodman, and Wauzeka to the lower Wi riverway. The Wisconsin River is an iconic symbol of the area's unique culture, beauty, history, and outdoor recreation, which people come from all over to see for themselves.
As you plan your visit to the area, ensure to check out the local Chamber of Commerce, Grant County Tourism pages, and feel free to drop us a question or two in the CONTACT Form.
The Wisconsin River Trail Organization and its many supportive partners, collaborate and envision a pristine, unique, silent sport, paved, safe recreational trail loop that is supported and maintained by the WRTO and its friends group. This recreational trail will offer peaceful, natural views of rural landscape, which will provide a renewed sense of health and wellness-physically, mentally, and spiritually.
We will preserve the beauty of the Wisconsin River Trails, through the acquisition, development, and maintenance of Trail property for conservation, in order to promote an environment of health and wellness.
The goal of this non-profit organization is to create a River Trail in four phases that will allow us to succeed and share the land we love so much with others that may need the quiet solitude of our rural setting. The first phase is to finish the Sanders Creek walking/biking trail to the Von Haden boat landing in Boscobel, nestled along the Wisconsin River. Where our citizens, children, and tourists will be able to walk or bike to the boat landing safely, viewing our natural habitat of eagle’s nests and turtle habitats as they travel. The second phase consists of creating a hiking trail that leads from Boscobel city limits toward Woodman following, in areas, the railroad tracks. Phase three, which is our biggest feat and the most exciting segment of our trail, will allow walkers/bikers to cross over the Wisconsin River in an area that boasts country and river scenery that allows for peaceful, one-of-a-kind views of nature that can only be seen by boat. The last phase will consist of being the trail full circle from Wauzeka back to Boscobel along the Highway 60 path that follows the Wisconsin River. This goal was set in 2014 and each year the group of board members, volunteers, and supporters of the trail work tirelessly to gain funds through donations, fundraisers, automated giving, and grants. For more information see Mission and Goals