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Connecting Rock County Communities with Trails since 1992

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Connecting communities with trails since 1992.

The Rock Trail Coalition is a group of volunteers dedicated to the development, maintenance and enjoyment of hiking, biking and recreational trails in Rock County, Wisconsin. New members and volunteers are always welcome. Join us!

Janesville officials dedicated Sheiffer Park, named after former City Manager Steve Sheiffer, in November 2019. The 87-acre park—formerly Northeast Regional Park— now has a nearly completed, paved bike trail that runs through its hilly grasslands and wooded areas, linking two neighborhoods that the park bisects.    read more…

The Ice Age Trail Alliance is interested in knowing more about how Trail enthusiasts like you enjoy the Ice Age Trail. Click here to take a quick survey!

The Rock Trail Coalition has had a busy year! Here are a few of the highlights:

  • We helped to get the 1760′ of gravel trail between the Peace Trail/Walters Road junction paved to meet Big Hill Park’s paved trail!
  • The City of Beloit added some new bike amenities in 2019.  New bike lanes (paved shoulders) were laid along Highway 51 and a sidepath along Prairie Avenue was installed. Both make for safer cycling along these busy roads in Beloit.
  • Rock Trail Coalition members hosted three Trim the Trail events in 2019.
  • On September 19 about 20 riders rode the first annual RTC Gravel Ride featuring the non-paved sections of the Peace Trail. The ride from Big Hill Park north included a stop for ice cream at the Bass Creek Café in Afton before heading back.

Be part of us! Sign up to belong and Donate here.


A special shout-out to the Paynters, the driving forces behind the Rock Trail Coalition.  Jayne & Dean were recognized in 2017 for 25 years of service with a plaque and honorary picnic table along the Peace Trail!


Would you like to get involved with RTC?

New members and volunteers are always welcome!

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