Camrock Trail

Camrock County Park, Wisconsin

Distance2.4mi
Elevation Gain31ft
Trailhead Elevation830ft
Top830ft
Elevation Min/Max812/830ft
Elevation Start/End830/830ft

Camrock Trail

Camrock Trail is a hiking trail in Dane County, Wisconsin. It is within Camrock County Park. It is 2.4 miles long and begins at 830 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 31 feet. The Shelter #1 shelter can be seen along the trail. There are also waters, parking, and restrooms along the trail.

Camrock Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"A pleasant path through pine and oak forest also takes you on a loop of marvelous prairie restoration and then along the Koshkonong Creek, where it meanders through the wetlands of what was once the Rockdale Millpond.

There are actually three separate parks under the name of CamRock, so be sure you have gone to Area 2. You can view the path on a map board at the trailhead. Enter the woods under a sign across the trail; at the first fork, go left, following the arrow on a trail sign. The trail follows the direction of the park road deeper into the park, and within just 400 feet, you pass under a large oak and enter open prairie with a vast number of restored prairie flowers."

"CamRock Park is unconventional in that it is spread out over three areas and connected by a 2.4-mile paved trail between Cambridge and Rockdale (thus the name CamRock). Area 2 has the longest of the hikes.

The trail has a small prairie portion at the center of the park, but the rest is through hardwood forest and along the edge of that forest where you find wetlands and Koshkonong Creek."

"Woods, prairie, and wetlands are highlights of this short hike in a county park on the eastern edge of Dane County. This hike follows a curvy path through several switch-backs in woods marked with oaks and maples before circling a wide prairie and then coming close to a wetland through which flows Koshkonong Creek.

The creek once flowed into a dam, but the dam was removed in 2000, allowing the creek to meander through the marshy landscape at the edge of the woods. It’s a peaceful spot with opportunities to see frogs and other wildlife."

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Trail Information

Camrock County Park
Nearby City
Camrock County Park
Parks
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
Birding
Additional Use
Dane County Parks, 5201 Fen Oak Dr., Madison, WI 53718; (608) 224-3730; www.countyofdane.com
Local Contacts
USGS Rockdale; on website and map board at trailhead
Local Maps