County-Wide Road Biking Routes
East-West Routes -
State Line Route - This route runs from Genoa City west, joining the Wisconsin Bikeway route around Fontana. The roads are very small with low traffic.
Wisconsin Bikeway - This route continues east and south from Twin Lakes to Genoa City. It then follows Cobblestone Road across the southern part of the county.
County H - The former Route 12, this is the most direct route between Genoa City and Lake Geneva. Although traffic is fairly fast, bicycles can use the smooth shoulders. The Lake Geneva bike trail system starts at the intersection of County H and Route 120.
Pell Lake Route - Go north and west from Twin Lakes, skirting Powers Lake on the south, and following the north shore of Pell Lake, joining County H before arriving in Lake Geneva.
Bloomfield Road - This route skirts the northern shore of Powers Lake. The route then takes Hafs Road to Bloomfield and Lake Geneva.
Warren Road to Lake Geneva - This route passes through a very picturesque, hilly section, with numerous other rustic roads on both sides. Take Warren to Knob (south), Steele (west), South Road (south), and Townline Road into Lake Geneva.
Lake Geneva South Shore - South Lake Shore Drive runs from the city of Lake Geneva to Fontana, with a bike lane on much of the south side. Parts are hilly and traffic can be heavy, but not fast. Fairly heavy bicycle use.
Lake Como South Shore - From the city of Lake Geneva, go west on Dodge Street, then McDonald Drive to the Como shore. After following the shore, cross over to Williams Bay and continue to Fontana. This is a very hilly route.
Snake Road - A winding, hilly, and very scenic route through estate country north of Geneva Lake. Start as with the Como South Shore route, but go south on Forest Street, crossing Highway 50 to pick up Snake Road. At the end of Snake Road, cross Highway 50 and use the Como South Shore route to either return to Lake Geneva or continue on to Williams Bay and Fontana.
Spring Valley Road to Lake Geneva - There are numerous scenic roads in this area, including a number that have been designated as rustic routes. They can form a loop with the White River Trail. To go to Lake Geneva, take Spring Valley Road, Buckby Road, and Sheriden Springs Road.
Burlington to Elkhorn - Follow Spring Valley Road as above. To skip Lake Geneva and continue to Elkhorn, continue on Buckby Road, which becomes Krueger Road. Then go north and west on County NN to Elkhorn.
Potter Road - This route runs west from Burlington or Rochester (in Racine County) on back roads. The countryside is very scenic with some ridge views across the surrounding countryside.
County D - A somewhat faster alternative to Potter Road with more traffic, but shoulders. Route ends at Bowers Road.
East Troy and Elkhorn - Go southwest on County L to East Troy. Take County ES (traffic, with shoulders) to County A, then go south on Hodges Road and Cobb Road to Elkhorn.
North-South Routes -
Eastern Walworth Route - This route starts at Genoa City – take County U north. Follow Hafs Road to Lyons Road (later called South Road) into Lyons. From Lyons, follow North Road (later Lyons Road) to Potter Road to Honey Lake Road. Go north on County DD, east on Potter Road, and north on Bell School Road. Continue north on Stone School Road into Mukwonago. Alternatively, take County L northeast towards Big Bend and go west on Harmony Lane to Lake Beulah to join the following East Troy Route.
East Troy Route - From the Eastern Walworth Route, go west, instead of east, on Potter Road. Go north on Hargraves Road, east on County D, north on Hamm’s Road and Cave School Road. Take Highway 20 into East Troy. Choices from this point: To go north along the shore of Lake Beulah, just before East Troy take County L to Stone School Road. From downtown East Troy, go north on Division Street to St. Peters Road. Follow a short stretch of County ES (heavy traffic) to Army Lake Road and the roads along the east shore of Lake Beulah.
Central Walworth Route - From Illinois, take Hillside Road to South Lake Shore Drive into Lake Geneva. Go north on County NN and follow Bowers Road. At County D, the route splits: Townline Road - At County D, go east one mile to Townline Road. Follow Townline north to the Waukesha County line.
Nature Road - Continue north on Bowers (County N) and Pickeral Lake Road to County J. Go east on County J (moderate traffic, no shoulders) to Nature Road into Waukesha County. Nature Road goes through a hilly and wild section, including glacial wetlands owned by the Nature Conservancy.
Elkhorn North - Follow Cobb Road and Hodges Road north from Elkhorn. Go west on County A and follow some subdivision streets to Highway 12. Take the Highway 12 shoulder (heavy traffic, bad shoulder) about one mile to Pleasant Hill Road (hilly and wooded), to Adams Road, and into Waukesha County just north of Little Prairie. Except for the Highway 12 segment, most of this route has little traffic.