The trailhead for the Staple Bend Tunnel Trail is in the village of Mineral Point, and the two-mile trail is nearly level and easily walked or bicycled. Staple Bend Tunnel is at the end of the trail and open to the public. Because light is visible through the opposite portal, no artificial light is needed. However, bicyclists should dismount and walk their bikes through the tunnel as the darkness in mid-tunnel can be disorienting. This tunnel connects on each end with the Path of the Flood Trail.