Governor Dodge Horse Trail

Governor Dodge State Park, Wisconsin

Elevation Gain1,114ft
Trailhead Elevation974ft
Elevation Min/Max933/1245ft
Elevation Start/End974/974ft

Governor Dodge Horse Trail

Governor Dodge Horse Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Iowa County, Wisconsin. It is within Governor Dodge State Park. It is 3.3 miles long and begins at 974 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,114 feet. Along the trail there is parking.

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Madison (Menasha Ridge Press)
Kevin Revolinksi
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"Hike the shores and climb the rocky bluffs overlooking Cox Hollow Lake. Then visit a prehistoric rock shelter. From the trailhead, pass to the right of the concessions stand and a trail kiosk. Go straight ahead downhill just 400 feet to where the water flows over the dam to the right. Cross a wide wooden bridge to see the water tumbling over rocks to your left. Either follow the asphalt path straight across or, better yet, climb the earthen dam to your right and follow along the top of it as it skirts Cox Hollow Lake. There are no natural lakes in the south-eastern corner of the state, known as the Driftless Zone; the glaciers didn’t arrive here to leave damming deposits in river valleys. To the right, you can see rocky cliffs on the other side of the lake."

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Trail Information

Governor Dodge State Park
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Governor Dodge State Park
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Local Contacts
USGS Pleasant Ridge; at the park office
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