Military Ridge State Trail

Madison, Wisconsin 53774

Military Ridge State Trail

Military Ridge State Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The Military Ridge State Trail affords beautiful views from the ridgetop, passes through interesting trail towns, and provides access to Blue Mound State Park and Governor Dodge State Park. The trail leaves the rail bed and follows the natural rolling terrain on an seal-coated limestone section between Ridgeway and Dodgeville. Spur trails into Blue Mound State Park and Governor Dodge State Park are very steep.

The trail is mostly open, with occasional shaded stretches. The use of sunblock is advised. Wisconsin State Trails have a carry-in/carry-out policy. Make provisions for carrying out any refuse. No trash receptacles are provided on-trail."

Military Ridge State Trail Reviews

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9/12/2009
This was a great trail. We started in Verona and rode about 14 miles to Mount Herob where we stayed the night (took a back pack with the necessities). We then started in the morning riding farther turning around at Blue Mount. Seems that Mount Herob is one of the best places to stop if you are interested in finding most things a little town can offer like hotels, motels, eateries, etc. There seem to be only two motels in Mount Herob..we stayed at a place called Kaerab (points for being close in spelling :). With tax it was $56. Room was clean and right next to a Walgreens and a few eateries. Nothing fancy but its all about the ride anyway. The trail offered a lot of scenery. You will love riding up to Blue Mount from Verona. Its a bit up hill (nothing terrible) all the way but coming back is GREAT. If your looking for a stretch this is it and if your new to riding or having ridden a bit, this has plenty of stops along the way every 3-6 miles.
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6/6/2006
Wonderful train from Verona, Wi to Dodgeville, WI. Very well maintained and great facilities along the trail!
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Trail Information

Madison
Nearby City
Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Accessibility
42.2
Distance
Shuttle
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
Year-round
Season
Snowmobiling
Additional Use
DeLorme's Wisconsin Atlas and Gazeteer
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018