The Eisenbahn State trail spans from Eden (WI) to West Bend (WI) and follows the path of an old railroad line. The portion in Washington County starts at Rusco Road between E. Progress Dr. and S. River Road. The portion of the trail that is in the city of West Bend is paved while the rest of the trail is packed gravel. The path goes North into Fon du Lac County. The trail loosely follows Highway 45 until Kewaskum where it follows County Highway V. The path is alongside the Milwaukee river making it a beautiful place to walk, run, or bike along.

Allowed Uses

The former railroad grade is level and open for bicycling, hiking, dog walking on a leash and other non-motorized uses in summer. Access to the trail in summer is available from various streets and parking lots in the City of West Bend and Kewaskum.

In winter between December 15, and March 15, the trail segment from Lighthouse Lane north to the County line through Kewaskum is open to ATV's and snowmobiles when the trail is posted open for those uses on the Washington County Snowmobile Association website at: www.wcasc.org. Information on when the trail is open to ATV's or snowmobiles is also available by calling the snowmobile hotline at 262-334-6061. Snowmobiles and ATV's can get on the trail at Lighthouse Lanes and from the BP station at the south end of Kewaskum (near C-1697). The trail continues on into Fond du Lac County and is open to ATV's and snowmobiles in winter. Also - check with Fond du Lac County for open and closed conditions before traveling north on the trail out of Washington County.