Pine River – Richland County
The Pine is often overlooked as a water trail for paddlers as it is sandwiched between the more popular Kickapoo, Baraboo, and Wisconsin Rivers. But it is a very good paddling river on its own right with its highlight being some incredible sandstone outcrops.
Quarry Drive to Shellington Drive
Date Paddled: May 14th, 2017
Distance: 4.8 Miles
Time: 3 hours 46 minutes (2.5 hours would be more typical)
Logjams and mud make for an underwhelming trip. There are nice parts on the river though if you stick it out to the end.Read More...
Hwy 80 to Hwy D
Date Paddled: April 2nd, 2021
Distance: 5.1 miles
Time: Expect 2-3 hours
This is one of the nicer paddles in the Driftless Area. Trip highlights included 13 outcrops and paddling under a huge natural sandstone bridge.Read More...
Pier Natural Bridge County Park to Hwy Aa Bridge
Date Paddled: July 23rd, 2011
Distance: 6 Miles (Dd) or 12 miles (Aa)
Time: 3 Hours (Dd) or 6 hours (Aa)
The Pine River is an interesting prospect located between the Kickapoo River and Baraboo River, perhaps overlooked by so many river reviewers because Wisconsin already has three other rivers named ‘Pine River’ (one of which is a popular paddling location). The cool thing about the Pine River is the rock formations that run along the […]Read More...
Canoe Port 1 or Hwy AA to Canoe Port 4 or Hwy Q
Date Paddled: October 12th, 2013
Distance: 5.5 Miles
Time: 2.5 Hours
The Pine River is an under-rated prospect sandwiched between the Baraboo River and the Kickapoo River. The lower third from Richland Center to the Wisconsin River gets occasional paddling traffic which is an ok prospect but it gets beat up by flooding. The upper third starting from Rockbridge Park is a great prospect which I’ve […]Read More...
Canoe Port 4 or Hwy Q to Hwy O
Date Paddled: August 2nd, 2015
Distance: 5.16 Miles
Time: 3 hours 55 minutes (2.5 hours would be more typical)
A pleasant, scenic driftless paddle that starts with some class 2 rapids and ends with a basketball game.Read More...